Isaac Cruz Sends Warning To Shakur Stevenson
Stevenson previously called out Cruz for reportedly snubbing their fight.
Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz and Shakur Stevenson have been tipped to fight by the WBC to determine the next mandatory challenger for Devin Haney’s title as the war of words has already begun between the two lightweights.
At the WBC’s annual convention, it was stated that the Mexican-originated, Cruz will face Stevenson to decide the next No.1 contender at 135 but there were speculations made in the media that Cruz might say no to this fight.
Stevenson, who will make his debut at 135, lashed out at the ‘Pitbull’ for his dubious intentions of not following the sanctioning body’s command.
Stevenson made his case by quoting that he makes everything look so smooth in the ring which forces his possible opponents to opt out of the idea to go toe-to-toe with him.
Stevenson, promoted by Top Rank, has been assured that he will get a title shot against a winner of the Devin Haney vs. Vasyl Lomachenko fight. But the southpaw wants to get the feel at 135 before he can vouch for a bigger showdown.
Cruz is by no means a walk in the park for the former two-division champ as he lost out marginally to the secondary WBA lightweight champion Tank Davis last December. Cruz’s tactics can prove to be Stevenson’s downfall for the first time as a pro.
Stevenson lost to the Cuban Robeisy Ramirez in the 2016 Olympics when he took it to the inside and punished him.
“Hey, Shakur Stevenson, don’t be eager to fight me because when we’re in the ring, one by one, you will know it’s not the same. See the lion that sees him coming,” Cruz wrote on social media.