Will Rolly Romero Leave Ryan Garcia High and Dry?

Did Ryan Garcia Just Shoot Himself In The Foot…Again?!

Rolly Romero sounds non-committal on facing Ryan Garcia
Rolly Romero sounds non-committal on facing Ryan Garcia | credit: Sean Michael Ham/Mayweather Promotions, USA Today Sports

Rolly Romero Doesn’t Sound Committed to Ryan Garcia

Recently, junior welterweight fighter “King Ry” Ryan Garcia (24-1, 20 KO’s) shook up the 140-pound division. He accomplished this by scrapping what seemed like an all but done showdown with WBA junior welterweight champion Devin Haney. Garcia swerved around Haney in an attempt to dance with WBA 140-pound champion Rolando “Rolly” Romero (15-1, 13 KO’s).

Since the head-scratching move, Romero has remained extremely coy about what his next move will be. This is an odd, and somewhat troubling, development. This is because Romero is almost exclusively known for his trash talk and ability to stoke the interest of fight fans. Yet, if Rolly was intent on taking the fight the common logic would suggest that he would want to begin building it up. Therefore his insistence on not acknowledging if he has or will accept the match is rather off putting.

When asked in several separate interviews if he wanted to face Garcia next, Rolly simply interchanges between, “we shall see” and “I shall see,” but never with a definitive answer.


If Garcia ultimately secures the duel with Romero, then there will be nothing to worry about. Yet, until Rolly actually confirms that he is linking up with King Ry, then Garcia will remain in one precarious position. This is not unlike the situation when King Ry was zeroing in a fight with WBA lightweight champion Abdul “Tank” Wahid and jumped ship to supposedly face boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.

The match with Pacquiao never came to fruition and this began a lengthy period of time and decisions that lead to King Ry temporarily becoming something of a laughing stock of the 135-pound division. This scenario could very well repeat itself now, if Rolly doesn’t take the bait. And at the moment, there is no real indication of which direction Romero is looking to go in.


For Garcia, and the fight fans’ sake, let’s hope that the match is finalized. Yet, provided that Romero leaves King Ry in a lurch then, all three – Haney, Garcia and Romero – would still be lacking in a signed viable opponent. So, let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope to hear some positive news in the next several days. Thankfully, no matter how the cards may fall, 3Kings Boxing will be here to report the news!

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