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Rolando Romero Smiles: I'm The Champ Now, I'm Happy!

Mohegan Sun, CT. - In the co-main event, rising lightweight Rolando “Rolly” Romero (12-0, 10 KOs) scored a controversial unanimous decision over previously fellow unbeaten Jackson Marinez (19-1, 7 KOs) to capture the interim WBA Lightweight Title. The scores were 115-113, 116-112 and 118-110, all in favor of Romero. 

The story of the fight was Marínez’s reliable jabs as the Dominican fighter won the battle in that department (14 percent compared to Romero’s 10 percent). It was Romero, however, who held the advantage on power punches connecting on 24 percent (31 of 228) compared to 18 percent for Marínez (72 of 401).

“I don’t think I had a bad performance,” said Romero, who confidently predicted a brutal knockout would end the bout in his pre-fight comments. “I thought I won the fight. Regardless of everything, I’m the world champ now. I’m happy.”

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Romero suffered a slight cut above his left eye in the ninth round on a head butt, but it didn’t seem to affect his performance in the championship rounds.

“He came out a little bit tougher and slicker than what I thought,” Romero said. “But all he did was move around the entire fight. He didn’t even try to engage. It’s hard to knock out someone who doesn’t try to engage. I hurt him multiple times with body shots and a few hooks. There was one moment I hurt him with a right hand and he pulled my head down. It was just hard to finish him off.

“Yeah [I would give him a rematch]. He didn’t do anything special.”

The 29-year-old Marínez, who holds the WBA’s No. 6 ranking, is trained by Robert Garcia, who was not present in the Marínez’s corner electing not to travel cross country from his Southern California home. 

“That was pure robbery,” Marínez said. “I won the fight. I out-jabbed, out-boxed him. You could tell he didn’t think he won the fight right afterwards. It’s a robbery.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by True-Boxing-Fan on 08-18-2020

[QUOTE=Jab jab boom;20709813]or.. Maybe just like we found out about Romero last night, the hype behind Ryan isn't justified either. Romero stepped up in class yesterday and looked out of his league. Let's see how Ryan looks it his step…

Comment by champion4ever on 08-17-2020

Yeah, he got his asswhooped but as long he is the new champion now so that's all that counts. I wonder how much TMT paid the official judges for that gift?

Comment by Mammoth on 08-17-2020

Ever notice boxingscene headlines always make the joke fighters smile?

Comment by chefrodney on 08-17-2020

Rolly you didn't win, you got exposed for being a S#$t talker with no game. You should be ashamed because your prediction was BS U got schooled🤣

Comment by garfios on 08-16-2020

don't be smiling and learn to box a little bit. You can rely on one punch once you face better competition.

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