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Rolly Romero reveals Ryan Garcia fight set for July, claims win by KO

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For months, a question that has been lingering in the boxing fandom is about Ryan Garcia’s next fight, and out of nowhere, Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero (13-0, 11 KOs) comes forward and says he has fixed a fight against Garcia in July this year.

Since making a great start to 2021 by defeating Luke Campbell via a 7th round TKO on 2nd January, WBC interim champion Ryan Garcia  (21-0, 18 KOs) has not been able to finalise any fights so far.

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While initially there were talks ongoing about an exhibition bout against Manny Pacquiao, and even a potential bout against Gervonta Davis, Garcia had reached legitimate talks to square off against Javier Fortuna (36-2-1, 25 KOs).

The fight would have taken place on 9th July, in which Garcia was supposed to defend his interim status before he can faceoff WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney Later this year. Unfortunately, the fight was called off after “King Ryan” cited mental issues.

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Romero says he will turn Ryan Garcia into a “queen”

While there have been no moves made so far on resuming talks for the Fortuna fight or a direct title fight against Haney in comes the unbeaten Rolly Romero, who claims that a fight against Ryan Garcia has been set in July.

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Romero is the current WBA interim lightweight champion and is promoted by the Mayweather Promotions. He was last seen in action against Avery Sparrow on 23rd January at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, a fight which he won via a 7th round TKO.

Romero insists a similar result when he steps in the squared circle against Garcia, a fight that he believes will become a “mega star” in the sport.

He’s (Ryan Garcia) going to turn into a queen when I hit him with that hook,” said Romero said on the Mayweather Boxing Channel, “we know what’s going to happen, he’s going to go to bed. I’m going to get a bigger following because they’re going to see me knock him out. It’s going to be a good thing for me, it’s going to be the best thing for me.”

After making his professional debut in December 2016, Romero clinched the vacant WBA interim status WBA at 135 when he defeated Jackson Marinez via unanimous decision on 15th August last year.

Claiming that he has waited for four years to have his bout against Garcia, Romero emphasised that the fight will bring him to limelight and he will be knocking Garcia out cold.

“I’ve been trying to go after this fight for a very long time, and it’s finally going to show that I’m a great fighter. It’s going to help put me on a mega-star level,” acknowledged Romero, “I just wanted the fight and it finally happened. It was difficult for him to say no to the amount of money he was offered. I say it’s a great fight, and I can’t wait until you guys see me knock him (Ryan Garcia) the f*** out.”

Romero even sent out a post on his official Twitter handle, claiming that the fight would one of the biggest boxing events of this year.

“#RollyGarcia is gonna be one of the biggest cards of 2021,” tweeted Romero.

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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.


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