Floyd Mayweather’s Top Prospect Threatens to Quit Boxing: “This Sport Is All Bull***t”

Published 12/28/2021, 8:00 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 29: WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather will face WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather is currently sheltering some of the biggest boxing names in his promotions, with WBA Interim lightweight champion Rolando Romero clearly on the list. However, ‘Rolly’ appears vexed by how he is being treated by the entire boxing fraternity. The undefeated lightweight star is mandatory to a world championship shot right now. But he seems far from bagging it in real.

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Although he was scheduled to meet Gervonta Davis for the WBA 135 lbs belt, he was taken away after being charged with some serious legal allegations. Isaac Cruz slide in and replaced him, but Davis beat ‘Pitbull’ to keep his championship.

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While it validates Romero to have his chance next, the same may not happen. The lightweight division is pretty stacked right now and has many A-listers lurking over the title shot. While there are more marketable fighters than Romero onboard, ‘Rolly’ may not have his hands on the belt soon.

He expressed his anger on social media and wrote, “I might just quit boxing for real. This sport is all bullshit. They just never wanted to see Rolly succeed, and that’s the truth.”

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Romero’s professional record stands at 14-0 with 12 KO wins. Besides, he has the Interim belt to tout and is in a lucrative position to advance his career. He is the most viable contender for Gervonta Davis’ 135 lbs belt. However, ‘Tank’ can shift divisions and, after a win over Cruz, he can go into a brief hiatus. It will either urge Romero to defend his mandatory sport or wait and see when he receives the title shot.

Can Floyd Mayweather secure a big fight for Rolando Romero?

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Floyd Mayweather had put Romero in a massive career-defining matchup against Davis. But ‘Rolly’ missed the chance for his own mishaps. Well, the 135 lbs division is on a motion right now and Romero can find several names in the list. It’s unclear what exactly urged him to put a harsh tweet regarding his boxing future. But Romero has the chance to dance around with the best.

The youngster has witnessed a sheer surge in his career since entering the pro-ride and doesn’t seem to have lost his in-ring charm.

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On continuing his career with Mayweather Promotions, Romero can fetch much attention in the US. Besides, the door to working with other promoters is also available for him, and it’s bizarre to expect him to hang the gloves this early.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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