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Isaac Cruz considering move to 140lbs division; wants to face Regis Prograis


According to his father and trainer Isaac Cruz Sr., Isaac "Pitbull" Cruz would consider jumping up from lightweight to super lightweight if there was a direct world title opportunity against WBC world champion Regis Prograis.


“If there is a world title fight, that would be an option," Cruz Sr answered to Izquierdazo, when questioned if his son was willing to move up to 140 and fight Prograis.


“But only if there is a real-world title fight. We wouldn’t be interested in moving up, except if there is a world title opportunity 140, we would take it”.


Prograis, who recently won the world title by knocking out Jose Zepeda, can make a voluntary defense.


“We would not discard that possibility (of fighting Prograis)," Cruz Sr said. “If it is for his world title we would take it now that he has the option to pick an opponent. That would be perfect, we would only move up to 140 in that scenario."


Jose Ramirez withdrew from a required match against Progress after the suggested purse split was 65/35 in the champion's advantage.


Although Cruz Sr. made it plain that there were no continuing discussions or negotiations, he also stated that Ramirez should receive a larger share of the winnings from a bout with his son.


“We need them to put money on the table, to pay what is fair," Cruz Sr said. “We won’t take the fight only for the world title opportunity, (we need the money) to be acceptable.


“It should be 60/40. And to be honest, I could say that even 45% for Pitbull, because at this moment he is a box office draw, and will fill any arena where he fights. The desire for people to see Pitbull fight is already strong and he sells tickets. If there is an opportunity, why not talk about it?”

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