Rising light-weight contender Isaac Cruz is anticipating all-out fireworks when he faces former world champion Francisco Vargas in a ten spherical Showtime televised combat on June 19 at Toyota Heart in Houston.
Their combat would be the co-featured attraction to Jermall Charlo’s protection of the WBC middleweight title in opposition to Mexican puncher Juan Macias Montiel.
The 22-year-old Cruz (21-1-1, 15 KOs) shot up the light-weight rankings in 2020, saying his presence with an electrifying first-round knockout over veteran Diego Magdaleno in September. Cruz adopted that up this March, when he gained a unanimous determination over beforehand unbeaten Matias Romero.
Since making his U.S. debut on the undercard of Jermall Charlo vs. Dennis Hogan in December 2019, the Mexico Metropolis-native has been unbeaten in his 4 ring appearances. It will mark his fifth combat in 20 months, the final 4 of which can have come on Showtime, together with headlining ShoBox: The Subsequent Era in February 2020.
“Me and Vargas are going to point out the followers true Mexican-style boxing on June 19,” stated Cruz.
“He’s additionally from Mexico Metropolis, so I do know this combat shall be toe-to-toe. It’s my time to point out the followers that I’m the very best Mexican light-weight on the earth. In with the brand new, and out with the outdated. I wish to thank my promoter, Senator Manny Pacquiao, for his assist and perception that I’ll turn into world champion very quickly.”
Additionally a local of Mexico Metropolis, Vargas (27-2-2, 19 KOs) gained a 130-pound title in 2015 by defeating Takashi Miura in one of many 12 months’s greatest fights. The 36-year-old would go on to combat Orlando Salido to an action-packed draw earlier than shedding his title to Miguel Berchelt in one other memorable affair.
Vargas went on to defeat Stephen Smith and Rod Salka earlier than shedding in his rematch with Berchelt in 2019. Most lately, Vargas started campaigning at light-weight, scoring back-to-back victories with a technical determination over Ezequiel Aviles in October 2019 and a TKO over Otto Gamez in November 2020.
“I solely know find out how to combat wars and the followers ought to count on nothing much less on June 19,” stated Vargas.
“I’m a warrior, and individuals are going to recollect the explanation why I used to be in two Combat of the Yr battles once they see me within the ring with Isaac Cruz. I wish to thank my entire staff for placing collectively this combat that I do know the followers will take pleasure in.”