Rolly Romero tells Frank Martin: “Get some clout and then come talk to me”

By Boxing News - 01/18/2023 - Comments

By Sam Volz: Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero has ruled out him facing Frank Martin, saying that he doesn’t have anything to offer despite him being the mandatory challenger to WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.

That’s a fight that could re-open the door for Rolly to big money bouts against Tank Davis and Devin Haney.

Of course, it’s questionable whether the 28-year-old Rolly can still make 135 at this point because he looks like a full-fledged 147-pounder, and it’s debatable whether he can drain back down in weight to compete in that division any longer.

Rolly (14-1, 12 KOs) is coming off a disappointing sixth round knockout loss to Tank Davis last May and made a lot of money in that fight.

Rather than work his way back, Rolly wants another shot against Tank, given to him voluntarily. If not him, Rolly wants a challenge IBF, WBA & WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr.

“Do I like Frank Martin? Yeah, I like him as a person. He doesn’t really get in conversations with anyone. He’s kind of just there,” said Rolly Romero on social media when asked about his view of WBA mandatory lightweight contender Frank Martin.

“I have no problem with Frank Martin, but would I fight him? I have no interest in fighting him because, honestly, he’s not going to do anything for me. I’d rather fight Errol Spence Jr. So would I rather fight him or him? I’d rather fight f***ing Spence.

“It’s a stupid question. Get some f***ing clout and come talk to me,” said Rolly Romero in his message to Frank Martin. “Get something worth it.”

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Rolly sounds like he’s not interested in having to earn any of the big fights that are out there and just wants to try and talk his way into them, as he did with him getting an undeserved title shot against Tank Davis.

Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that Mayweather Promotions are going to be able to set Rolly up for a big money fight, be it at 135, 140, or 147, without him working his way into the position by beating some top contenders in one of those weight classes.

It appears that Rolly is going to be competing at 140, in which case he should be taking on contenders like Arnold Barboza Jr, Jose Zepeda, Jose Ramirez and Subriel Matias.