Andy Cruz once made Snoop Dogg and Kevin Hart laugh in a viral video.
The Cuban lightweight amateur prodigy has defected and signed with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing to become professional in America.
Cruz is regarded as one of the best unpaid boxers of the modern era, having won three World Championship gold medals and an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo in 2020.
In the amateurs, the 27-year-old had a renowned feud with highly touted American wonder Keyshawn Davis.
Despite Davis’ exceptional abilities, Cruz defeated him four times in four battles, including the Olympic final.
The dynamic Cuban danced around the ring to celebrate his crowning triumph in Tokyo.
When Davis sought to offer an emotional statement to the TV cameras after his defeat, he was somewhat undercut by the dancing Cruz in the background, which resulted in a viral video.
Snoop Dogg and Kevin Hart responded to the video during their program evaluating the Olympics’ funniest moments, and it quickly went viral.
“He can’t say that speech, nah, nah, you can’t do that with somebody in the back poplocking after they win!” Hart started.
“He’s trying to talk about, ‘We’re gonna take it to the next level,'” Snoop said.You should have won the motherf***ing battle, and that’s what you should have done.”
Snoop then mimicked Davis’ remarks by dancing like Cruz and stating, “Yeah, so don’t worry about him in the background.” My idea is that I’m going to be a champion. I’m going to take it to the next level if I win.”
Snoop proceeded to ridicule Davis’ statement as Hart leaped out of his seat and started emulating Cruz’s dancing.
The viral video then made both of them laugh and leave them in stitches.
Cruz, who signed with Hearn, is expected to make his professional boxing debut in July.
“I am delighted to welcome Andy to the stable,” Hearn said.
“Andy is one of the most sought-after fighters to make the transition to the pro ranks, and we are honored to be entrusted with such a talented man’s career.”
“We’re completely on the same page as Andy and his team – we want to raise his profile and put him on the biggest cards, but we also know that a man of this caliber will move quickly in the sport.”
“We could be seeing him in massive fights sooner rather than later.”