Rolando Romero: “I’m Taking Out Marinez With A Vicious Knockout!”

Rolando Romero Talks Jackson Marinez

Rolando Romero (left), Jackson Marinez
Rolando Romero (left), Jackson Marinez

Rolando Romero Talks Jackson Marinez

For the red-hot lightweight prospect Rolando “Rolly” Romero (11-0, 10 KO’s), whenever he steps in the ring, he is looking for the knockout. And the Money Team fighter has no intentions on switching things up when he faces Jackson “El Fenix” Marinez (19-0, 7 KO’s) this August 15 for the interim WBA world lightweight title. Their bout will appear on the undercard of the Benavidez versus Roamer Angulo on SHOWTIME.


Even though he has every intention on trying to take off Marinez’s head, Rolly does acknowledge that El Fenix should be his toughest opposition to date.

“On paper he is the best opponent that I have had so far. Like I said, I am not going to know that until I get in the ring with him. And at this level every fight is difficult, every fight is going to be difficult from now on. The last guy I fought was a world amateur champion, you know?”

“…he is just a boxer, there is not much more I can really prepare for. People act like I haven’t fought a million boxers over here at this gym. I have sparred so many boxers, I have fought with so many boxers. So to me, he is just another boxer.”


Some are thinking that because Marinez is trained by the celebrated chief second Robert Garcia that this could spell trouble for Rolly. Yet, whether Garcia is advising his opponent or not, Romero can’t see the trainer changing the overall outcome of the match.

“I mean my roommate knocked out the other Robert Garcia fighter really quick, so I’m pretty sure I am going to do the exact same thing. The trainer don’t make a fighter, fighter makes a fighter. The trainer amplifies the fighter, but the fighter already has to have something that makes them great. So I am not saying he is not a great fighter or any of that stuff. I just think I’m the greatest right now in my division.”


When questioned on how he thought the dust-up would play out, Romero produced a chilling response:

“Knockout, vicious knockout! It’s going to be one of the most brutal knockouts that you have ever seen in your life. So, that is the way that I see it.

By: Bakari Simpson

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