After some confusion over his next move, it was recently solidified that WBA junior welterweight champion Rolando 'Rolly' Romero would make the first defense of his world title against Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz, on March 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Their fight will be part of Premier Boxing Champions' first pay-per-view card on Amazon Prime, with WBO 154-pound champion Tim Tszyu colliding with Keith Thurman in the main event.

Romero (15-1, 13 KOs) returns for the first time since May of 2023, when he captured his title with a controversial stoppage victory over dangerous puncher Ismael Barroso.

Romero's sole defeat came in 2022, a knockout loss at the hands of Gervonta 'Tank' Davis, who also holds a victory over Cruz.

The always talkative Romero has promised to make a real statement in his second pay-per-view appearance.

“This is gonna be Rolly versus the Chihuahua in the ring on March 30,” said Romero. “I’m gonna stay world champ and be the first superstar on Prime Video. Just make sure you buy your tickets or tune in on pay-per-view, don’t miss this one.”

The 25-year-old Cruz (25-2-1, 17 KOs) has racked up three consecutive victories since losing a twelve round decision to Davis in December 2021.

Cruz last saw action back in July, when he defeated previously unbeaten Giovanni Cabrera by decision.

“I’m very happy and extremely motivated to have this opportunity to fight for the world title,” said Cruz. “I’ve worked extremely hard to earn this shot. I’ve tried to fight other big names, but ‘Rolly’ was the only one to step up and accept the challenge. He’s got power and courage, and he comes to knock you out. That’s going to make this a great fight on March 30. I’m thankful to my promoter Manny Pacquiao and my whole team for helping secure this fight for me. I will leave the ring as world champion on March 30.”