Mayweather Fighter, Rolando Romero, Does Not Want to Be Called ‘Rolly’ Anymore, New Name Revealed

Published 01/11/2022, 9:30 AM EST


The concluding months of 2021 weren’t that decorative for Rolando Romero. The 26-year-old is one of the most promising young guns of recent times, and fans have a lot of expectations from him. However, he ended up in some controversies by year-end, because of which he also withdrew from his fight against Gervonta Davis.

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Many fans were left startled as they wished to see the two stalwarts collide. But Romero did something of late, which turned out to be even more appalling for his fans.

Recently, Romero talked about his name change, and he gave the reason behind why he did so.

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He said, “My name’s not Rolly no more, okay? We’re long past, that not Rolly is forever anymore. It’s the boxer formerly known as Rolly is forever.”

“Okay, I just, we’re onto bigger things, you know. I don’t want to be associated with name Rolly anymore. I cannot be associated with that name anymore. So it’s the boxer formerly known as Rolly. You have to say the full thing. You just have to say the full thing you know.”

Romero’s fans rightly used to address him as ‘Rolly’. However, in his above statement, the Nevada native cleared why he didn’t wish to be called by that name.

On top of that, he came up with what he wished to be addressed ahead. Floyd Mayweather‘s protege, with a slight change in his name, will look to bring in something new to his ongoing boxing stint as well. That said, fans will keep their fingers crossed to see the ‘new’ Rolando Romero.

Rolando Romero and his 2022 boxing road

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Rolando Romero started 2021 on a high note, but he failed to collide with the ‘Tank’ and possibly grab his biggest career win.

However, the 26-year-old will remain proactive in booking a fight with his rival this year. Even if he doesn’t get to fight Davis, Romero will have his eyes set on bagging a couple of wins to prove his mettle in the lightweight frame.

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It’ll be interesting to see what’s in the bag for this young boxing star in 2022. What do you make of Romero’s above comments?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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