Floyd Mayweather Issues First Statement After Rolando Romero Was Pulled From the Gervonta Davis Fight

Published 11/04/2021, 11:02 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Gervonta Davis of The United States celebrates with Floyd Mayweather following victory against Liam Walsh of England in the IBF World Junior Lightweight Championship match at Copper Box Arena on May 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)


Earlier this week, the mega lightweight showdown between Rolando Romero and Gervonta Davis fell apart due to certain allegations against ‘Rolly’. Now, a lightweight contender from Mexico, Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz is stepping in to challenge Floyd Mayweather’s protege.

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Contrary to popular opinion, a fight between Isaac Cruz and ‘Tank’ could still offer big action. The Mexican fighter currently has 22 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw on his record. Cruz is also a skilled fighter who has been able to end 15 out of 22 fights with knockouts.

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Floyd Mayweather has now spoken out about this switch-up of opponents. He believes regardless of who Gervonta Davis goes up against, the 26-year-old will never fail to put on a great show for everyone.

December 5th: New opponent. One thing we all know is that Gervonta is putting on a show no matter who he’s in the ring with. Get your tickets now!!!” wrote Floyd Mayweather.

The internet has mixed feelings about Gervonta Davis’ new opponent

Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz is a 23-year-old lightweight contender and the #2 ranked IBF title contender. He faced former champion, Francisco Vargas, in his last fight in June.

This decision to replace Romero with Cruz does not really come as a surprise to fans as he was already in line for a shot against both Davis and Teofimo Lopez. He is a gritty, aggressive, and dirty fighter; the kind that Davis has yet to encounter.

This will prove to be a tough matchup for Davis as Cruz is not just another last-minute replacement to the fight. The Mexican has what it takes to trouble the best in the world; hence, it will be interesting to watch how Davis will take on such a fighter.

However, the internet has mixed feelings about this new matchup –

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused his passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the sweet science, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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