Rolly On Spence: “I’m Still Going To 147 To Whoop His Ass!”

Rolly Looking for the Right Opportunity to Jump to Welterweight

Rolando Romero Still Seeking Errol Spence fight at 147
Rolando Romero Still Seeking Errol Spence fight at 147

Rolly Romero Still Eyeing Errol Spence Fight at 147

Former lightweight title challenger Rolando “Rolly” Romero (14-1, 12KO) is already eyeing a move into the welterweight division. Moreover, he still wants to fight unified champion Errol Spence Jr (28-0, 22KO).

Rolando Romero has commented in the past about going to welterweight for a fight with Spence. In 2022, he quickly called out Spence after hearing the Texas champion say that Frank Martin would beat him.


During an interview on The Last Stand, Romero made a shocking admission when asked if he is serious about the fight.

“[WBA champion Alberto] Puello was going to be my tune-up for Spence. I’m still going to go up there and whoop his ass. I like Spence, don’t get me wrong. I like Spence. He’s an aggressive fighter, he’s great for boxing, you know. But he has three belts, and I think I have a good time at welterweight.”

When asked at what point he will make the move toward the welterweight division, he replied:

“I’ll make the jump my next fight . . . if the opportunity is there, I’ll go up to 147.”

Rolly originally was going to face Puello for the championship. However, the Dominican popped dirty for a banned substance, resulting in the fight getting cancelled. The Las Vegas native pivoted and will now be facing WBA’s #1 ranked Ismael Barroso for the title instead.

The hard-punching Nevadan is coming off a loss at lightweight against multi-divisional champion Gervonta Davis in May 2022. He shouldn’t look past Barroso, who is a 40-year-old Venezuelan veteran that can crack.

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