Isaac Cruz: “I Have No Problem Fighting Subriel Matias”

Cruz vs Matias: The Next Mexico vs Puerto Rico Bout?

Isaac Cruz open to a bout with Subriel Matias
Isaac Cruz willing to unify with Subriel Matias at junior welterweight

Isaac Cruz Open to Penning a Unification with Subriel Matias

The boxing-rich country of Mexico has gained another world champion in newly crowned WBA junior welterweight champion Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz (26-2-1, 18 KOs). Could a potential future opponent for Pitbull be IBF champion Subriel Matias (22-2, 20 KOs)?

Cruz captured the WBA strap with a dominant eighth-round stoppage over Rolando “Rolly” Romero on March 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a rousing performance from Cruz, who delivered on his pre-fight promise to punish Rolly.


There have already been discussions on social media from the boxing community about who they want to see Cruz fight next. Matias was at the top of the list. Cruz was asked about a fight with the IBF champion following the win over Romero. Pitbull told the boxing media that he was ready to make it happen.

(Translated from Spanish) “Bring anybody on. Like I’ve always said, I’m willing to fight anybody as long as both parties can come to an agreement. If his side can come to an agreement with my side and everything works out, then I have no problem fighting with him or anyone else.”

Matias is a fighter hungry to battle the best at 140. He has an upcoming title defense in his home country of Puerto Rico against Liam Paro on June 15. If Matias is victorious, look for the calls to continue to grow for a unification fight between the WBA and IBF champions.


It’s understandable why fans want to see them face each other. Cruz and Matias love to come forward and act like they’re allergic to fighting on the back foot. Both men hit hard with both hands but are also susceptible to getting hit. It’s a fight that would be a virtually guaranteed barnburner.

Luckily, it’s a makeable fight. The two world champions fight for PBC. One would guess that they would not be against making it a reality. It’s a fight that the public wants. The fighters would like it as well. If they continue to win and impress, it’s a fight that’s possible either late this year or in early 2025.

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