Romero: “Me Facing Ryan Garcia Is A Massive Legacy Fight For Later!”

Rolly Romero: "Ryan is a Harder Puncher Thank Tank!"

Rolando Romero and Ryan Garcia flex at weigh-ins
Rolando Romero and Ryan Garcia flex at weigh-ins

Rolly Romero Thinks Ryan Garcia Makes a Great Legacy Fight

When infamous lightweight fighter Rolando “Rolly” Romero (14-0, 12 KO’s) next slides through the ropes for combat, it will be the biggest prizefight of his career. This is because on May 28, he will dance with Regular WBA lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis. This will actually be the second time that the two have attempted to fight one another.

When they initially signed off to face each other, Showtime Boxing got spooked, or judgmental, and abruptly pulled Rolando off when he was accused of sexual misconduct. Ultimately it was deemed that there was not enough evidence to support of the claims. With his name cleared, Rolly and Tank doubled back around and will now proceed with their duel as if nothing ever happened.


While it’s always a mistake to overlook one’s next opponent, it’s near impossible to never think about certain would-be adversaries in the future. One such boxer that Romero would like to test his skills against is the swift knuckles of Ryan “King Ry” Garcia (21-0, 18 KO’s). Garcia has his own dustup with Emanuel Tagoe on April 9. Provided that they both take care of business, then Rolly would love to stage a fight…but later than most imagine.

“That’s a massive fight, but I think that Ryan should knockout Tagoe, go knockout Jo Jo Diaz, go knockout a few people and then I think we shouldn’t fight at 135. I think if me and Ryan fight it should be at ’40 or welterweight and it’ll be a bigger fight. And I feel it would be great for both of our legacies.”


Clearly Romero, 26, has a good measure of respect for King Ry, but the most telling aspect of this comes in the form of praising Garcia’s punching power.

“I think that Ryan is a harder puncher than Tank, I think his hook is unbelievable. It’s a fast hook, he leaves people flat-lined, flat-lined with that shit! So, he has a really good hook.”

Yet, before we get too lost dreaming about potential things to come, let’s first see what happens when Garcia and Romero next get in the ring. This is because, honestly speaking, victory is not guaranteed to either!

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By: Bakari Simpson

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