Rolando Romero Praises Ryan Garcia’s Boxing: ‘You’re Growing as a Fighter’

Published 03/08/2021, 12:25 AM EST


WBA lightweight interim champion, Rolando Romero, has made a surprising comment about Ryan Garcia. The undefeated American sang the praises of Garcia and his performance against Luke Campbell. He even credited Canelo Alvarez for the improvements.

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Garcia took on Luke Campbell in the first major event of the year. The undefeated sensation came back from an early knockdown to knockout the Brit. As a result, he became WBC interim champion. 

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‘Rolly’ spoke to FightHype.com on YouTube and gave his honest take on Garcia’s fight. He said, “He was smart. He kept seeing Campbell, just kept going up with the whole circle right. So, he kept blocking that hook, you know. And then, boom. Switch it to the bottom, you know. And like I said, that’s a better move, you know.”

This will raise a few eyebrows as Romero has previously shown his dislike towards Garcia. Moreover, he even asked Teofimo Lopez to not fight Garcia, just so that he could. Therefore, the American crediting Garcia will be a surprise to some.

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Rolando Romero credits Canelo Alvarez for Ryan Garcia’s improvement

The undefeated fighter showed his appreciation for Garcia. However, he also took a dig at Garcia by hinting that he did not learn that on his own. Instead, suggesting that it’s the influence of having Canelo Alvarez in his camp.

“I feel like he learned that sh*t from Canelo. So, I mean, like I said. That just shows that you’re growing as a fighter,” said Romero. 

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DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia celebrates his victory against Luke Campbell at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions via Getty Images)

Garcia silenced a lot of critics with his fight against Campbell. He predicted he would knock him out, and he did. Moreover, he also showed his mettle by getting up from the early knockdown. And clearly, Romero is part of those who Garcia proved wrong.

What do you make of these comments from Rolando Romero? Do you think Ryan Garcia has improved as a fighter?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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