One of many fights on the televised portion of the Errol Spence Jr.-Terence Crawford undercard is about.
Light-weight contender Isaac Cruz introduced by his Instagram account Thursday that he and Giovanni Cabrera have agreed to sq. off in a 12-round, 135-pound battle July 29 at T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas. Cruz-Cabrera would be the co-feature of Showtime Pay-Per-View’s four-fight telecast that night time.
Sports activities Illustrated’s Chris Mannix first reported on Twitter not too long ago that Cruz-Cabrera possible can be a part of the Spence-Crawford undercard.
Mexico Metropolis’s Cruz (24-2-1, 17 KOs) is ranked fifth among the many IBF’s contenders for one in every of Devin Haney’s 4 light-weight titles. Chicago’s Cabrera (21-0, 7 KOs) is the IBF’s ninth-rated light-weight contender.
Cruz is also rated third by the WBC and fifth by each the WBA and WBO. Cabrera is ranked ninth by the WBA and eleventh by the WBO, however he isn’t rated among the many high 15 contenders by the WBC.
Cruz, 25, and Cabrera, 28, will every finish lengthy layoffs once they enter the ring subsequent month.
The rugged Cruz most not too long ago knocked out fellow Mexican Eduardo Ramirez within the second spherical of their scheduled 12-rounder September 4 at Crypto.com Enviornment in Los Angeles. Cruz dropped Ramirez (27-3-3, 12 KOs) twice within the second spherical earlier than referee Jack Reiss stopped their bout on the Andy Ruiz Jr.-Luis Ortiz undercard.
Cruz has knocked out Ramirez and Cuban veteran Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-5, 18 KOs) in his two fights since he misplaced a 12-round unanimous determination to Gervonta Davis in December 2021 at Staples Heart in Los Angeles. The sturdy Cruz is the one opponent Baltimore’s Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) hasn’t knocked out within the highly effective southpaw’s previous 20 fights.
Cabrera hasn’t boxed since final July 23, when he simply outpointed Gabe Flores Jr. (then 21-1) in a 10-round light-weight bout at Grand On line casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minnesota. Cabrera beat Flores, of Stockton, California, by the identical rating, 98-89, on the playing cards of judges Tim Cheatham, John Mariano and Patrick Morley.
Cabrera is represented by Fighters First Administration, the corporate with which Spence not too long ago partnered.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He might be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.