The WBC have ordered a lightweight title final eliminator between Ryan Garcia and Isaac Cruz.
In the governing body’s current top ten Garcia is ranked as the number two contender while Cruz is two places below.
Yesterday’s news was followed by a further three eliminators announced featuring O’Shaquie Foster v Eduardo Ramirez (super-featherweight), Noel Mikaelian v Thabiso Mchunu (cruiserweight) and Jason Moloney v Nawapon Sor Rungvisai (bantamweight).
However, it is the fight between Garcia and Cruz that gathered the most attention. ‘KingRy’ returned to action last month following 15 months out with a routine win against Emamanuel Tagoe.
During Garcia’s time away from boxing Cruz has fought Jose Matias Romero, Francisco Vargas, Gervonta Davis and Yuriorkis Gamboa. The only defeat coming against ‘Tank’ Davis in December.
Yesterday on Twitter Garcia reacted to the Cruz fight news.
“I’m so excited. Little chance this man escapes from his fate when he enters the ring with me. Let’s go Pitbull. Time to make this happen. Don’t do anything weird. Let’s give the fans what they want!”
The winner of Garcia against Cruz will be in line to take on the victor between WBC lightweight champion George Kambosos and challenger Devin Haney who fight on June 5 in Australia.