Yoel Romero Teases Massive Boxing News; Talks Tyron Woodley vs Jake Paul

Published 06/04/2021, 11:08 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Yoel Romero of Cuba poses on the scale during the UFC 248 weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on March 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Exhibition boxing matches are being scheduled thick and fast in 2021. A host of former boxing and MMA champions have come out of retirement to take on fellow veterans or social media stars in exhibition boxing matches. The most notable among these include Ben Askren vs Jake Paul and Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul.

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Another fight that almost took place was a bout between former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre and former six-division boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya. 

In a recent interview with Helen Yee, ‘The Soldier of God’ Yoel Romero gave his thoughts on the exhibition boxing matches that are taking place right now. He also teased an announcement of his own. 

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He said, “You know when you see the glamor, the fashion, the people use Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Versace. But now the fashion is boxing and MMA fight. But I think Georges St-Pierre is a great fighter very smart guy, intelligent. Oscar De La Hoya is a legend in the boxing. He needs to be careful with Georges St-Pierre.”

‘The Soldier of God’ continued, “Now, my boy Tyron Woodley is fighting this YouTuber guy. He kill this guy, believe me. And we have a surprise too….. In boxing.” When asked if the announcement in boxing involved him, Romero remained coy. 
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Will we see the likes of Yoel Romero and Georges St-Pierre in exhibition fights this year?

Yoel Romero is signed with Bellator. He has not made his debut with the promotion yet as he had to withdraw from his fight against Anthony Johnson. However, the 44-year-old will most likely fight before the end of this year.

Also, one can’t ignore the fact that ‘The Soldier of God’ teased a possible foray into boxing. Given the extremely bizarre matchups taking place these days, it will not come as a surprise to fans if Romero enters a boxing bout.

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Unfortunately for ‘GSP’, a boxing match will not be as easy. He is currently under contract with the UFC and an exhibition fight against anyone will require approval from Dana White. The UFC supremo was vehemently against ‘GSP’ fighting Oscar De La Hoya which is why the fight never materialized. It will be interesting to see if White changes his stance on the matter as time goes on. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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