Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz has a chance against Gervonta Davis says George Kambosos
By Jeff Aronow: George Kambosos Jr. says Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz has a shot at beating WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis this Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Fresh off, a tremendous upset over Teofimo Lopez last Saturday, undisputed lightweight champion Kambosos is giving the 23-year-old Pitbull Cruz (22-1-1, 15 KOs) a chance against Tank, saying that he’s got “two hands” and the courage to beat the champ.
The size difference between the 5’5 1/2″ Tank Davis and 5’4″ Pitbull Cruz is huge. Although it’s only an inch and a half difference, Tank looks a lot bigger than the Mexican slugger, and it’s difficult to imagine this fight going more than three to four rounds.
To be sure, Cruz is an excellent puncher, but he looks like he should be fighting at super featherweight rather than at lightweight.
You can understand why Cruz chooses to fight at 135 because the opportunities for well-paying fights are more in abundance at lightweight than at 130, but what good is it if he’s too small to take advantage of the chances he’s given.
If Pitbull Cruz can’t compete with the top guys like Tank Davis and make it enjoyable, it’s unlikely he’ll be given more chances in the future.
This is a significant fight for Cruz because he may not get another opportunity if he gets blown out by Tank Davis (25-0, 24 KOs). If Pitbull Cruz beats Tank, he would be in a position to get a big payday in a rematch with him.
Mayweather Promotions have likely included a rematch clause to prevent Cruz from walking away with Davis’ WBA ‘regular’ lightweight title to face Kambosos.
It doesn’t matter, though, because the money Pitbull Cruz would make in a rematch with Gervonta would likely dwarf would he can make fighting Kambosos in Australia.
Kambosos has been doing a lot of talking about how he’s going to fight in front of 80,000 fans in his next fight in Australia, but that’s him guessing.
It’s a figure that he’s pulled out of the left field and told the media. For all we know, Kambosos might not attract more than 5,000 for his next fight, and that’s if he can get a big name like Tank Davis to fight him.
Isaac Cruz, Devin Haney, or Vasily Lomachenko likely wouldn’t be famous enough to the Aussies to bring them out in large numbers in a fight against the boastful Kambosso.
“Everybody has a chance, and it’s a good fight. They’re both little guys,” said Kambosos to Fight Hub TV on Sunday’s clash between Gervonta Davis and Isaac Cruz. “So all the best to them. Cruz will come to fight and will give it his all, and I know he’s got a good guy with him, Sean Gibbons.
“He’ll come and fight, and Tank is a good fighter as well, and I’m sure he’ll be looking to be impressive as well. All the best to them; he’s great for the division,” said Kambosos.
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