Oscar De La Hoya is currently working on getting a fight made between Ryan Garcia and Isaac Cruz. Isaac Cruz's last outing was against the multi-weight world champion Gervonta Davis and he put up an outstanding performance taking Gervonta the distance and earned huge praise after the fight. A fight between Garcia and Davis has been talked about for a long time and Cruz in Golden Boys eyes would be a good measuring stick to see how ready Garcia is for Davis.
Ryan is coming off a long lay off due to injury and mental health struggles which he highlighted in the media. His last performance was a stunning KO victory against Olympic medalist Luke Campbell, a fight where he had to climb off the deck to win. A fight against Cruz after a long lay off could be seen as a big risk after seeing how well he performed against Gervonta Davis.
@isaacpitbullcruz98, felicidades por tu pelea con Tank Davis. @Goldenboy y @Kingryan estamos listos para hacerte una gran ofrecerte. Dile que nos conteste tu promotor
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) January 4, 2022