Rolly Romero Labels Pitbull Cruz More ‘Exciting’ Than Ryan Garcia; Slams Critics With Reality Check

Published 02/12/2024, 8:07 PM EST

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Why did Rolando Romero jump ship and abandon Ryan Garcia? That’s a question that has troubled fans ever since the champion announced a fight with Isaac Cruz, while being in talks with ‘KingRy’ for a long time. He now defends his super lightweight title against Cruz on March 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. However, it seems there is more to the story than lies and money.

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‘Rolly Romero’ opened up on what made him change his mind as he switched to ‘Pitbull’ Cruz from Garcia. While he revealed he had a “bullsh*t” offer on the table from Oscar De La Hoya, he also believed a “difficult” fight with Cruz was a better fit for him.

Rolando Romero comes clean on the Ryan Garcia fight

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The American champion wants the critics and fans to realize that he picked a tougher fight for less money. Romero told Fight Hub TV, “I decided to take a much more difficult fight than Ryan Garcia for less money. But people want to f*cking bash me for taking a more difficult fight. I mean, I would say Pitbull Cruz is a more difficult fighter than Ryan Garcia. Wouldn’t you agree?”

The 29-year-old champion listed Pitbull Cruz’s durability as something that sets him apart from Garcia. Likewise, he drew parallels with both fighters’ bout with Gervonta Davis, where Garcia took a knee and had a dismal performance.“He is much more durable. He punches; he is aggressive,” Romero added.

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Ryan Garcia is going to run like a turkey. Like I said, I chose a much more exciting fighter and a come-forward fighter. And I’m gonna make it a Mexican slugfest and he is gonna make it a Mexican slugfest,” Romero continued. While the 15-1 record holder has looked past Garcia for this fight, he is keen to face him in the future. But what exactly happened at the negotiation table that derailed a fight between the two?

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‘Rolly’ Romero wants Garcia to fix his team

In an interview with ESNews, Romero admitted that their fight was never finalized. He then hinted that there was a miscommunication in Garcia’s camp. Garcia admitted the same recently when he went on a rampage, accusing his camp of “lies.”

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While a future fight with Romero might be on the cards for Garcia, he has his work cut out for Devin Haney. The two childhood rivals will clash on April 20, with the WBC super lightweight title on the line. What do you make of these comments by Rolly Romero? Do you believe that he will walk out victorious against Isaac Pitbull? Let us know in the comments below.

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