Isaac Cruz isn’t letting up.
Roughly two years ago, the 25-year-old was given an opportunity of a lifetime. With Rolando "Rolly" Romero being forced to withdraw from his December of 2021 showdown against Gervonta Davis, Cruz was arbitrarily given the call. Although it was unexpected, he happily accepted.
After pushing his man further than most, Cruz was dumbfounded when he came out on the losing end of a close unanimous decision. Since then, the Mexican native has continued to poke the bear. Following each of his three recent wins, Cruz grabbed the nearest microphone he could find and brazenly called out the Baltimore native, daring him to jump back in the ring with him.
Largely, Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) has ignored him. He’s spent the past two-plus years getting back in the knockout column, doing so at the expense of Romero, Hector Luis Garcia, and most recently, Ryan Garcia. According to the newly turned 29-year-old, he went into his showdown against Cruz on the hampered side. Also, in addition to claiming he hurt his left hand during training camp, Davis seemingly re-aggravated the injury during their showdown.
Still, despite fighting with a limited amount of tools, Davis was satisfied with his ability to box and move before eking out a decision. While they may have gone their separate ways, Cruz (25-2-1, 17 KOs) has strolled to the home of Davis and banged on the door, demanding a rematch.
However, although he finds it amusing at times, Davis believes a rematch is unnecessary. To a large extent, Davis is convinced that Cruz’s style of attack is myopic and easy to read. From his point of view, he simply isn’t on his level.
“I beat ya ass with one hand,” said Davis on his social media account. “I beat ya ass with one hand.”