Rolly Romero Seeking a High-Profile Bout With Ryan Garcia Next
In his last boxing contest, Rolando “Rolly” Romero (15-1, 13 KO’s) was crowned the WBA super lightweight champion. Armed with his new title, Romero wasted no time in calling for a big time fight with social media sensation “King” Ryan Garcia (23-1, 19 KO’s). This was rather bold considering his win came after 9 rounds of being out-boxed and outworked by 40-year-old Ismael Barroso. Despite his being outclassed throughout the fight, the instant that Barroso ran into difficulty in the ninth, referee Tony Weeks leapt in and halted the action.
With his latest stroke of luck, Rolly stands on the precipice of another huge payday.
“Like I said, there are only two fights that I want. There is obviously the rematch with Tank, but I think there is a much bigger option. I want to go after Ryan Garcia. Ryan Garcia at 140 on pay-per-view!”
AGAINST ALL ODDS…AND LOGIC!!
Since the moment that he touched down on the mainstream of boxing consciousness, Romero has been ridiculed for his substandard skills. Luckily he’s been able to consistently talk himself into increasingly beneficial situations. Yet, his good fortune certainly extends past his verbal dexterity. In his first attempt at a partial title, Rolly fought Jackson Marinez for the interim WBA lightweight title. After being outmaneuvered and seemingly outpointed, Romero was awarded the victory in jaw-dropping fashion.
Two years and two insignificant fights later, Rolly wriggled his lips straight into a profitable pay-per-view showdown with Gervonta “Tank” Davis. As the greater majority of the boxing world predicted, not only did Rolly lose, he was knocked out. Despite being demolished in a fight he didn’t earn, Romero moved up in weight and was instantly rewarded with a title shot. A title shot that he apparently won only due to Tony Weeks’ despicable officiating.
Technically speaking, none of these events are Rolly’s fault. And it would be silly to ask him not to keep capitalizing on his fortuitous opportunities. So given his recent past, it’s easy to see him getting the nod for Garcia. Notably, King Ryan is also rebounding from his first professional loss at the hands of Tank Davis. Yet, one has to ask, how long can Rolando Romero keep failing to the top? In the end though, no matter where the winding road of his career ultimately takes him, 3Kings Boxing will be here to report all the juicy details.