Rolly Romero Targets Devin Haney Next: ‘I Want That WBC Belt’

Published 01/24/2021, 7:30 AM EST


25-year-old Romero Rolando put his excellence to the test yet again and stood victorious. He fought Avery Sparrow in a lightweight bout and defended his WBA interim belt. The undefeated boxer is in no mood to stop here and rest on his laurels. Instead, he wants a shot at his rival, Devin Haney, soon.

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In a post-fight interview, ‘Rolly’ laid out his plans for the next shot at ‘The Dream’ Devin Haney and his title aspirations. He said, “I want that WBC belt, that’s what I want, I want it.”

The lightweight division is filled with undefeated boxers, who are focused on improving their track records. Rolando is one such staunch contender in the 135-pound division who is keen on booking a fight with the WBC champion Devin Haney.

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Devin Haney(red and white trunks) celebrates with his coach after beating Zaur Abdullaev(Red and black trunks) by doctor stoppage for The WBC Interim Lightweight Championship at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on September 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images)

Rolando has made a mark with his unmatched skill sets. He possesses a one-punch knockout power coupled with an astonishing fight IQ. He believes he’s achieved enough to bag a title-shot now and seemed enthralled with the same.

‘Rolly’ started 2021 with a bang and will look forward to doing even better as the year rolls on.

Can Rolly Romero earn a title-shot this year?

Romero improved to 13 wins on Saturday night and claimed his 11th win via T/KO. Given the scene at lightweight, ‘Rolly’ may have to wait a while for a title shot, as Haney will supposedly defend his title next against Ryan Garcia, and Teofimo Lopez will put his title on the line against George Kambosos Jr.

By then, ‘Rolly‘ should go on for a couple of more fights to make his boxing resume even more appealing. If he maintains a proactive run in the roster until the year-end, his dream towards a title-shot won’t be far-fetched and he could be the challenger with the best claim.

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However, his promotion will look to see if he can be in line for the gold right away. ‘Rolly’ will be ready for anything and everything that is put in front of him.

Do you envision Rolly Romero as the lightweight champion in the near future?

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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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