Rolando Romero claims boogeyman status at lightweight
When dealing with hard-hitting lightweight contender Rolando “Rolly” Romero (11-0, 10 KO’s) there is no doubt that he is bubbling with confidence! Despite being relatively new to the professional ranks, Romero is certain that he already has what it takes to dominate his very stacked division.
The Money Team fighter was last in the ring facing the challenge of Arturs Ahmetovs (5-1, 2 KO’s) on February 22 as a part of the Wilder v Fury rematch. If all goes according to plan, his next bout will be against Jackson “El Fenix” Marinez (19-0, 7 KO’s) on August 15 for the interim WBA world lightweight title.
Currently the ‘regular’ WBA lightweight title is being held by Gervonta “Tank” Davis (23-0, 22 KO’s), while unified world lightweight champion Vasiliy “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KO’s) holds the WBA super world lightweight title.
KING OF THE HILL
Obviously, if Rolly is victorious over Marinez, then he will be in a great position to challenge one of his fellow WBA champions. As he explained to Fight Hype, even if matched against Tank, the verbose Nevada native believes he would be too much.
“Tank, if he fights me, he is going to run around circles. I already know. He is going to feel one punch and be like, ‘fuck this shit!’ and run around…he doesn’t want to be in the ring with me. Nobody at lightweight wants to be in the ring with me, nobody.”
When questioned on why he is such a formidable force, Romero had a short and sweet response.
“Because I punch too hard and I can end your career at any moment.”
TIME WILL TELL
At the moment, it remains to be seen if Rolly will prove that he is the divisional juggernaut that he thinks himself to be. Luckily for the fans, we don’t have very long to see his showing in the ring. Stay tuned to 3kingsboxing.com for all the latest boxing news and updates.
By: Bakari Simpson