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Romero Stops Ahmetovs In 2nd Round On Wilder-Fury Undercard

LAS VEGAS – Rolando Romero continued the strong start to his pro career Saturday by knocking out Arthur Ahmetovs.

Las Vegas’ Romero, who’s promoted by Floyd Mayweather’s company, knocked down Ahmetovs twice in the second round and stopped his previously unbeaten opponent less than halfway into that round. Romero’s victory came in the first fight on the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury undercard at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Referee Robert Hoyle halted their scheduled eight-rounder at 1:22 of the second round, with Ahmetovs still standing, taking punches when his back was against the ropes.

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The 24-year-old Romero improved to 11-0 and recorded his 10th knockout. The Armenian-born Ahmetovs, of Delray Beach, Florida, slipped to 5-1 (2 KOs).

Romero first floored Ahmetovs with a straight right hand after slipping a punch about 20 seconds into the second round. Ahmetovs fell flat on his back, but he beat Hoyle’s count.

A left hook by Romero knocked Ahmetovs down again several seconds later, this time to one knee.

Ahmetovs reached his feet again, but he didn’t fight back. That’s when Hoyle stepped in to stop the bout.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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Comment by sicko on 02-22-2020

Stupid not putting this kid on TV, he kinda reminds me of Danny Garcia with his Wide Shots but he is Powerful Mayweather Promotions SUCK! Stop putting all the focus on Tank Davis and build up multiple stars and not…

Comment by richardt on 02-22-2020

[QUOTE=Seps210;20407477]24 years old and fighting dudes with 5 fights on non televised portions of a card . Yikes dude needs a new promoter ASAP[/QUOTE]Problem is Floyd is not a promoter of anyone but himself and no one else in the…

Comment by Seps210 on 02-22-2020

24 years old and fighting dudes with 5 fights on non televised portions of a card . Yikes dude needs a new promoter ASAP

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