By Ryan Burton
On Saturday, Mayweather Promotions’ prospect Rolando Romero (3-0 3 KOs) will return to the ring for his first fight of 2018.
Across the ring from him will be Alex Silva (3-5). He may not have the prettiest record but Silva’s unorthodox stance should be good for the development of Romero.
"I just know that he is a come forward southpaw. That is about all I know about him. My first two opponents I didn't have no footage on them so I didn't study them. On my last opponent I saw a video but I don't spend much time on that. I adapt and learn very quick in the ring," Romero told BoxingScene.com.
The fight takes place at Sam’s Town Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather Promotions has consistently put on developmental shows for their up and coming fighters at this venue.
Romero, who’s father was a three-time national champion in Cuba, is hoping to have a busy 2018. He hopes to be crowned a world champion by the end of next year.
"I want to get as many (fights) as I can get. I want to be 12 or 13-0 by the end of the year so I can get close to fight for a title. Maybe by the end of 2019 I can fight for a title," he explained.
There is no shortage of quality sparring in Las Vegas and Romero has gotten in great work with his friend Teofimo Lopez who is also a lightweight prospect. Lopez was a 2016 Honduran Olympian and Romero said that the intensity level rises every time they get in the ring together.
"Teofimo is my boy. He is good. Honestly I think he was the prospect of the year (last year). We bring out the best in each other in sparring. We are both very competitive people and we want to punish each other," said Romero who finished this interview with a piece of advice for his opponent. "Try not to get knocked the fuck out."
Saturday’s Mayweather Promotions card will be headlined by Sharif Bogere who will face Arturo Santos Reyes in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds.
Send questions or comments to [email protected] You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter