On Saturday night time, Rolando Romero will tackle Gervonta Davis in a battle for the WBA ‘common’ light-weight world title, however he got here near by no means making it right here.
Romero has been considerably fast-tracked by his profession, as one among Premier Boxing Champions’ brightest prospects.
Simply 11 fights into his skilled profession and at solely 24 years previous, Romero was given the possibility to battle for the WBA ‘interim’ light-weight world title in opposition to Jackson Marinez.
The Dominican Marinez was the extra skilled fighter by way of variety of bouts and age, which confirmed within the ring as he appeared to reveal the issues of Romero.
Marinez boxed competently all through making Romero miss, who had relied on his energy to that time, knocking out all however one among his earlier opponents.
The punch stats favoured Marinez, displaying the Dominican out-landed Romero by way of jabs and energy punches, particularly dominating the championship rounds.
As the ultimate bell rung, it was clear that Marinez believed he had accomplished sufficient to earn victory and so did nearly all of these watching from ringside and world wide on Showtime.
This was till the choose’s scorecards had been learn out.
115-113, 116-112 and 118-110 all in favour of Romero to the disbelief of Marinez and even the commentary group on Showtime, who mentioned, “Wow, Rolando Romero getting the win, are you kidding me!
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“Oh my goodness, 118-110 for Romero, what had been they watching!”
Romero has since redeemed himself with two knockout victories in a row which have earned him a profitable battle with ‘Tank’ Davis, the prodigy of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
As for Marinez, his profession by no means fairly recovered from this loss, as he was knocked out in his subsequent battle in opposition to Richard Commey in February final yr and we’ve got not seen him again within the ring since then.
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