Rolly Romero rolls over on subject of Devin Haney
On the subject of WBC world lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (26-0, 15 KO’s), Rolando “Rolly” Romero (14-0, 12 KO’s) has a bit of everything to say. Romero has relentlessly called Haney out of his name, disrespected his skills, made fun of his chin and doubted the legitimacy of his championship status. In fact, it appears that Rolly is willing to do any and everything but actually sign a fight with the champion!
The two have an extended social media rivalry that honestly is beginning to wear extremely thin. The Las Vegas native was once again calling Haney out through his social media. According to Rolly, he was merely waiting on Haney to ‘sign the contract.’ Sadly, Romero just contradicted himself on tape. He accomplished this by providing Fight Hub TV a brief interview following the Casimero versus Rigondeaux prizefight. When asked about fighting the WBC lightweight champion, he had the following to say:
“Devin Haney is a waste of time, I want Gervonta Davis…I go for big fish, I don’t go after fucking e-mail champ, he a bum with no chin!”
PLEASE, PLEASE PULL THE TRIGGER!!!
Honestly this is all very tiring and rather frustrating. This is exactly what Ryan Garcia pulled when he hyped up a bout with Haney only to run and hide behind a potential Gervonta Davis fight which never came remotely close to materializing. Along with Rolly and Garcia, Joseph Diaz, Richard Commey and Teofimo Lopez have all postured like they wanted the Haney bout only to find some way to wiggle away.
What makes this particularly detestable with Rolly is the fact that Haney is in a far superior position to him. Where Rolando Romero holds an interim WBC title, The Dream owns the actual WBC 130-pound belt. Haney is far more respected for his skills than Rolly, and while it’s still thin, The Dream’s resume is still notably better than Romero’s. Not to mention Haney would have to represent a career-high payday for Romero and would tower by heads and shoulders as his best opposition to date. Said to say, Rolly has everything to gain by defeating The Dream.
Regardless of the fame, riches and respect that he would acquire, Romero appears merrily content to talk trash from the sidelines. Ideally, this will change in the very near future because Haney versus Romero would definitely have a very fun and memorable build-up to fight night. Once in the ring however, the smart money would be on Haney to dole out a one-sided boxing lesson. Sadly, this is all likely to remain speculation as it doesn’t appear that these two will fight anytime soon.
By: Bakari Simpson