Rolly Romero wants Adrien Broner, calls it “Fantasy fight” for PPV

By Boxing News - 01/26/2023 - Comments

By Jim Calfa: Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero says he’d like to fight Adrien Broner, and he feels it would be a considerable pay-per-view match that would sell big.

Unfortunately for Rolly, Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) ruled out a fight with him, saying this week that that match-up does nothing for him.

It’s understandable why Broner wouldn’t want to risk being beaten up by the younger, faster & stronger Rolly because there’s an excellent chance he would lose that fight.

The Broner we saw in his last two fights against Jovanie Santiago and Manny Pacquiao would be food for the flawed but very powerful Rolly.

Not surprisingly, Rolly finds that hard to believe, considering that Broner fighting some obscure fighter named Michael Williams Jr next month in the first fight of his three-fight contract with BLK Prime on February 25th.

Williams has never fought anyone notable during his career, and he’s being brought in as a replacement opponent after Hank Lundy was pulled from the fight.

Rolly could be right about his view that a match between him and the former four-division world champion Broner would be well-received by boxing fans.

“It’s a reward. We both get views, and it’s a fight that everybody wants to see because I didn’t bring it up. Everybody else did,” said Rolly Romero to Fighthype about a fight between him and Adrien Broner.

“It does a lot for him because it’s a pay-per-view fight that sells immensely because it’s already beyond hyped up,” said Rolly when told that Broner said a fight against him does nothing for him.

“I didn’t bring it up. Everybody else did. Imagine me and Broner going at it. I’m pretty sure it does more for him than whoever he’s fighting right now.

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“So what sells more?” said Rolly in comparing a fight between him and Broner to that of the little-known Michael Williams Jr, who Adrien is fighting next month on February 25th.

“What will most likely make Adrien Broner more money? Me or [Michael Williams Jr]. Adrien Broner is one of my favorite fighters.

“It’s a f***king fantasy fight. I don’t know. He’s with BLK Prime, so it’s not like it’s going to happen. I would either have to come to BLK Prime, or he would have to come to Showtime, and both of those events seem very unlikely. I’m with Showtime, so I can’t really say,” said Rolly.