Rolly Romero Promises Knockout Against Isaac Cruz

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By Nick Martinez

Rolly Romero is currently leading into a new bout, this time against Isaac Cruz. Romero is entering as a WBA super lightweight champion, while Cruz just recently moved up from the 135-pound division to compete in a 140-pound fight with Romero. Romero feels awfully confident about his chances as the bout nears, and he just recently promised a knockout over Cruz.

The reason that he even got into discussing his thoughts on the fight was because reporters were hoping to hear his thoughts on the betting odds for his matchup. Oddsmakers had Cruz as a 2-1 favorite to beat Romero and dethrone him. When it was brought up, Romero said, “Odds are just statistics. And they’re looking at it like this, he lost to Gervonta, what, four fights ago? And I’ve only had one fight since then. So, he’s had what, three or four? Something like that. So, it’s just statistics.”

Isaac Cruz Held His Own Against Some Of The Best

Cruz has a career record of 25-2-1 with 17 knockouts, though his most notable fight was against Gervonta Davis. Davis has been a tremendous talent in boxing for the last few years, but many believe that his toughest matchup was against Cruz, even though he won via unanimous decision anyways. Still, Cruz lost by only two points and many think that his ceiling is incredibly high. Davis, for those that aren’t aware, has a career professional boxing record of 29-0 with 27 knockouts. Cruz was one of the few that lasted an entire fight.

Rolly Romero

Rolly Romero Hoping To Prove Doubters Wrong

Romero on the other hand has a record of 15-1 with 13 knockouts, and he notably fought Davis as well. Romero was in the lead after five rounds and looked to be finding a rhythm. That all ended abruptly when Davis knocked him out in the sixth round. Well, Romero actually got up before the referee’s count was finished, but the fight was stopped anyways because Romero wasn’t responding well. Because of the way Romero competed against Davis, he believes that he’s already got experience in proving doubters wrong. He said, “And let’s just say it like this, I was a huge underdog when I fought Tank. And 80 percent of people bet on me, so Imma bet on Rolly.” 

Let’s jump back to this upcoming fight between Romero and Cruz now. Cruz has never been knocked out in his career. There’s no question that Romero is hoping to put an end to that streak for good, and really get his name out there. Here’s what he said about it, “Well, to become the superstar of Prime Video I just gotta knock him out, right? It has to be a knockout.” This is a big bout for Romero, especially considering that he wanted to take this opportunity rather than face Ryan Garcia. Only time will tell if Romero can be titled the next superstar of Prime Video, and if he can knock Cruz out for the first time. 

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