Rolly Romero Says He’s Fighting Ohara Davies Next – SolSportHQ
By Craig Daly: An irritable Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero says he’ll be making his first defense against mandatory Ohara Davies, who is foiling his plans on fighting Ryan Garcia in a lucrative pay-per-view level fight.
The WBA recently ordered Rolly to defend against Davies, giving the two 30 days to negotiate a deal before a purse bid is ordered. Unfortunately for Rolly, he needs the WBA title as fish bait to lure belt-hungry fighters like Ryan Garcia to want to fight him.
Rolly (15-1, 13 KOs) would be fighting Ryan, but the World Boxing Association has ordered him to defend against #1 contender Davies (25-2, 18 KOs), and that’s a fight that is plenty risky & NOT a PPV-level match-up.
One gets the sense that Rolly is angry at Davies for getting in the way of him making a mountain of money fighting Ryan. Romero obviously wishes Davies would disappear because there’s the real potential that he could lose this fight, and along with it, his chances of getting a monstrous payday against Ryan.
“Ohara Davies wants to be a fun sponge, so we’re going to have to deal with his b***h a**. He’s ugly as f***, and nobody knows who the f*** he is. Let’s f*** his a** up and then Ryan Garcia next,” said Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero to Fighthype, who now acknowledges that he’ll be forced to defend his WBA light welterweight title against his mandatory Ohara Davies next.
Ohara has two career defeats on his record, losing to Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall. He’s won his last seven fights and looked good in the process.
Romero will need to beat Ohara, 31, for him to have a shot at making massive life-changing money against Ryan Garcia. It’s not a sure-thing Ryan will fight Rolly because he’s stopped talking about wanting to face him.
Rolly beat 40-year-old Ismael Barroso by a ninth round technical knockout earlier this year on May 13th.
Barroso was ahead on all of the judges’ scorecards when referee Tony Weeks jumped in and stopped the fight in the ninth round.
It was a controversial stoppage, as Barroso was still fighting back, looking unhurt, and all of Rolly’s shots in the final sequence were off the mark, missing their target.
Nevertheless, Rolly is the WBA champion, and he’ll be defending against Davies next, it seems unless he can make a step-aside deal.
Rolly probably would give Davies a step aside if the popular Ryan Garcia was still talking about wanting to fight him next, but he’s gone quiet, which means that he’s probably no longer interested after seeing the huge backlash created by the Barroso fight.