October 7, 2022

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.

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Davis, left, and Romero will conflict on Could 28 on the Barclays Heart, Brooklyn

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.

There was only one winner on paper

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There was just one winner on paper

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!


Marinez seemed confident of victory as the judge’s scorecards were read out, while Romero cut a nervous figure

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Marinez appeared assured of victory because the choose’s scorecards had been learn out, whereas Romero reduce a nervous determine

Marinez was immediately dismayed after hearing the result

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Marinez was instantly dismayed after listening to the end result

He had to take a moment in the corner to process the lost

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He needed to take a second within the nook to course of the misplaced

If you don’t laugh you’ll cry comes to mind, as Marinez let out a wry smile

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When you don’t chuckle you’ll cry involves thoughts, as Marinez set free a wry smile

“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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