Kingry-Pitbull clash implodes

Eric Gomez: “We did everything possible to make this fight happen.”

By Hesiquio Balderas® had the opportunity to speak exclusively to Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez, who gave his thoughts about the situation regarding the Ryan Garcia and Isaac Cruz and the hurdles they encountered during the negotiations, and more importantly, he wants to tell the boxing world the truth about what’s going on.

Eric Gomez: “We did everything possible to make this fight. We also petitioned the WBC to do an immediate purse bid and it got denied. It’s very clear to us now that Isaac’s team doesn’t want the fight.”

Despite the rumors that Sean Gibbons and the Cruz team wanted the fight, it’s been reported in different social media outlets and forums that Gibbons has been saying that the time isn’t right for the fight to happen and that they will explore different scenarios regarding the career of Pitbull Cruz.

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  • That’s too bad, that’s a really good fight. Garcia – Zepeda would be good too and it’s an easier fight to make.

  • I’m not believing this, I know that Queenry never wanted anything with Pitbull.

    • Pit bull is a midget on roids minus a neck. With that said, Golden Boy is smart to avoid PB cause he might destroy the legend that never was.

  • I don’t believe Golden Boy at all and I do believe Cruz’ team. When fighters want to fight the best, the contests get made. Real boxing fans know that Ryan is a poser and a prima donna and he’s only interested in his Twitter followers and not dangerous fights. A fight against Cruz is not a guaranteed win for Ryan Garcia, and he and his team know it.

  • another clout chasing episode like when he wanted to fight Pacquaio its all BS superhype gets KOd by anybody that gets in the ring to win

  • Someone is scared of the little Pitbull, imagine what a loss does to your mental health

  • Golden Boy has ZERO credibility with the fan base of boxing. Seriously bro? Pitbull didn’t want the fight? Really? Seriously? Come on man.

    Same BS over and over again.

  • I don’t believe for a second that Cruz is the one to blame here. The guy fought Gervantae Davis on short notice and won!!! (Scorecards were trash). This time he’d have a full training camp and time to prepare for QueerRy. He’d bulldoze the little bitch and that would be that for his career and Fishnets knows it. What a shame.

    • It seems to me that someone made some sort of deal for Cruz to back out. I think Garcia’s confidence was shaken when Luke Campbell dropped him. He may have won but his belief in his own invincibility was taken away. I think that is what is going on. But I admit it is just speculation.

      • Not speculation. You are spot on. Ryan also failed to impressively win against the African guy. Ryan doesn’t want his good looks or popularity to go down the drain. He’ll stay away from legit opponents. The winner of the Garcia vs Cruz fight was supposed to get a shot at the Kambosos vs Haney winner right? Hard to believe someone would legitimately pass that opportunity up. Golden Boy promotions are liars. Always have been.

  • Garcia has a pattern of not following through in boxing matters, so I am inclined to believe Cruz was ready to fight. Not sure what is next for Cruz. Cruz may have to wait for other big fights to conclude and/or KO somebody in a “stay busy fight.”

    If Cruz is not interested in a “stay busy fight,” maybe he can work out an intense fight with Rivera. Otherwise, Cruz should stay in the gym while working on his jabs, his straight rights and setting up his punches (with control).

  • he fought Tank and …kinda won, and knocked out Gamboa impressively…he ain’t ducking pretty boy…sheesh

  • Of course, it wasn’t going to happen. I know Cruz fan but I respect him and KNOW he wants the smoke. Ryan Garcia is NEVER going to step up in class. He’s going to fight these no-named fighters to pad his records. He wasn’t even disciplined enough to stay in Canelo’s game. I’m not a Canelo fan but the guy works his ass off. Ryan is afraid of real work. I HIGHLY DOUBT Cruz would turn down this opportunity. That doesn’t sound kosher.

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