Rolly Romero believes Devin Haney knows never to step out of line!
Toward the end of 2020, colorful boxer Rolando “Rolly” Romero (13-0, 11 KO’s) had a bit of back and forth with WBC World Lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (25-015 KO’s). Initially, the two began trash-talking about a clip of sparring and a feud was born. In short, Romero was not impressed with Haney’s overall skillset nor his professional resume. In his opinion, if they fought, The Dream would be reduced to mincemeat.
Despite the high visibility of their mutual rancor, no prizefight was born out of the situation. Instead, Rolly would go on to pick-up a solid seventh round KO victory over Avery Sparrow. It was a good bounce-back performance following his highly criticized outing against Jackson Marinez. Marinez would go on to suffer a concussive sixth round stoppage loss at the hands of Richard Commey. For his part, it looks like Haney will be facing Jorge Linares on April 17.
KNOW YOUR PLACE!
Let Romero tell it, it is no accident that he and Haney are not trying to pen a fight with one another. As he revealed to Fight Hype, Rolly feels that Haney already is aware of his subordinate role and would not dare deviate from it.
“Devin knows better than to fuck with me! Hopefully down the line like I said, but Devin is going to do everything he can to avoid me and that fight may not happen for years.”
More than likely, The Dream is not quaking in his boots dreading a bout with Romero. It is true however, that it may not happen for some time. Outside of their loose trash-talk a few months back, there is nothing overly compelling about the fight at the moment.
MORE THAN ONE WAY TO SKIN A CAT
Like it or not, both Haney and Romero need a few more solid names on their resume before they can achieve the type of respect they are looking for. Beating one another is not the most strategic way to garner that respect. So in the meantime, it is a much better bet that they will look to other fighters for immediate competition. If it is not meant to be Haney, Romero was not short on a potential wishlist of in-ring adversaries.
“There is a lot of them on the list. There is [Jorge] Linares, [Javier] Fortuna, there is [Richard] Commey, there is a lot of people you know? Commey is a good fighter but his chin is a little bit suspect. He can crack. I’ll tell you that, but like I said, I am going to land something way before he lands something on me!”
By: Bakari Simpson