Denys Berinchyk & Isaac Cruz Lead Possible WBO Title Triangle

Denys Berinchyk Isaac Cruz Or Angel Fierro Could Fight For The TItle

Denys Berinchyk, Isaac Cruz and Angel Fierro in the mix for possible WBO title fight.
Denys Berinchyk, Isaac Cruz and Angel Fierro in the mix for possible WBO title fight. | Credit: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos-Ring City

Potential Candidates for Vacant WBO Lightweight Title Fight

The WBO could order a fight featuring three top lightweight contenders: Denys Berinchyk (18-0, 9KO), Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz (25-2-1, 17KO), or Angel “Tashiro” Fierro (22-1-2, 17KO), for the vacant title.

The lightweight division has undergone a reshuffling after two-division champion Devin Haney relinquished the titles. The WBC and WBA already have champions in place, and the IBF has lined up George Kambosos versus WBO #1 rated Vasyl Lomachenko for its title.

This leaves the WBO next in line to order a title fight, and depending on who picks up the phone, three guys are possible candidates.


Ranked #2 by the WBO, Berinchyk has been eager for a title shot. In 2022, he scored a big victory over veteran Yvan Mendy that caught the eye of the boxing community. He turned in another solid performance against veteran Anthony Yigit in 2023.

Next could be the #3 ranked and one-time title challenger, Cruz. Pitbull has been on a three-fight win streak since losing to multi-divisional champion Gervonta Davis in 2021. However, the Mexican has been trying to land a big fight in a rematch with Davis or top contender Ryan Garcia.

Tashiro could also get the call, ranked #4, putting him within eyesight of fighting for the vacant title. He hasn’t lost a fight since losing to Alex Martin in 2020. In addition, Fierro managed to narrowly win a war against Brayan Zamarripa in the second half of 2023.

Any of these fighters in any matchup you could think of is a possibility to take place in 2024. The boxing community awaits to see what the WBO will do in the upcoming weeks.

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