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Romero on 135-‘They Don’t Wanna Fight Each Other’

Romero on 135-'They Don't Wanna Fight Each Other'

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Romero on 135-‘They Don’t Wanna Fight Each Other’

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Romero on 135-‘They Don’t Wanna Fight Each Other’

In terms of trash talk, lightweight WBA interim champion Rolando Romero may be one of my new favorites.

Romero (13-0, 11 KOs) on Saturday night spent seven rounds dominating late-replacement Avery Sparrow on a fight he took on 24 hours notice and in the ring looked like he got the memo once the bell rang. Not Romero’s fault as original opponent Justin Pauldo came in overweight and unfit to fight the day of the weigh-in.

So what’s next in the ring for Romero?  Speaking with Keith Idec of Boxingscene after the fight, Romero stated that everyone at 135 is dodging him for a fight.

“I’m still the most avoided fighter at lightweight – by far,” Romero told “Nobody mentions my name. Everybody’s scared to even talk about me. The belt-holders, everybody, they don’t wanna hear anything about me. And that’s what I want. Even people getting title shots don’t wanna take it. I might have to move up to 140 and go after 140-pounders now, because the 135-pounders are all p-ssies.”

Now some of you just read that and are thinking is that Rolly guy serious? Yes, he is and the current landscape at lightweight is proving that as I write this.

“Everyone is saying 135 is the best weight class right now,” Romero said. “It’s the most hyped-up, bullsh-t weight class there is. Everybody is a p-ssy in that division and they don’t wanna fight nobody. The only person in that division that grabbed his balls and fought the best was Teofimo. And we see how that went for him – it went great.”

Romero is mentioning that the rest of the division is pretty much sitting on their hands and not actually doing anything in the ring but instead take shots at each other on social media and other platforms not n the squared circle. All signs point to this in the recent exchanges between Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis. All of that chatter has been set aside as Garcia is in talks to take on Manny Pacquiao in an exhibition bout.

The same can be said as well for Teofimo Lopez and Devin Haney as that seems to be put on the back burner as well as Lopez can call the shots at 135 as Romero mentioned.

“They don’t wanna fight each other – none of ‘em,” Romero said. “The only person that’s pressing to make the fights happen and wants the fights to happen is me. And Teofimo already got his, and he did his. He’s allowed to take the easy route now. But all these other motherf—ers, we got an email champion, we got a fat boy that, you know, beat up a old dude. We got two other titlists.

(Man, Haney is never going to shake these email champion jokes. Romero continued.)

“We got Ryan Garcia, which I do believe he fought like a man when he fought Campbell. He fought great and he has the best win at the lightweight division behind Teofimo. But nobody wants to fight nobody else, and it’s bullsh-t. Hopefully, I get a [former] champion or something, and I get a fight. Because I know I am not fighting any of them, because they’re scared of me. So, that’s that.”

So while no one is signing up for KOs to take on Romero, we’ll see what path he takes if it’s at 135 or 140 next time out.

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Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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