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Ryan Garcia tells Rolly Romero: “Let’s get it, this one is for Barroso”

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By Adam Baskin: Ryan Garcia has surprisingly agreed to give WBA light welterweight champion Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero a fight after he begged him.

Rolly, 27, has been begging Ryan nonstop for a fight ever since he beat 40-year-old Ismael Barroso by a controversial ninth round knockout win earlier this month on May 13th.

Instead of doing the right thing by giving Barroso a well-deserved rematch to clear up the controversy, Rolly has repeatedly called out Ryan for a fight.

Ryan (23-1, 19 KOs) posted on Twitter, telling the newly crowned Rolly (15-1, 13 KOs), “You asked for it.” While some might view this as a strange move on Ryan’s part to face Rolly, it’s actually predictable.

Ryan obviously knows that Rolly is the weakest link among the champions at 140 and the only guy that he has a chance of beating.

This move does entail risk on Ryan’s part because if he loses to a fighter like Rolly, he can’t blame the defeat on him fighting one of the best guys.

The Golden Boy-promoted Ryan doesn’t have the talent to beat top 10 contenders, so it makes sense for him to shoot for the cash-out against a limited fighter like Rolly because if he fights Matias or Prograis, it’s career over.

Rolly is as bad as they get and would likely lose to most of the top 15 at light welterweight.  We just saw that with Rolly’s fight against 40-year-old Barroso, who had no business being ranked #1 by the WBA.

If Ryan were to fight the champions Regis Prograis, Subriel Matias, or Josh Taylor, he’d likely get knocked out again and be on skidrow. Basically, what Ryan Garcia vs. Rolly Romero is about is MONEY.

This fight is just about the two making a lot of cash to enrich themselves so they can live in Beverly Hills, California. There’s no real sporting value to it because neither of these guys has the talent to beat the killers at 140, Prograis, Matias, Taylor, Richardson Hitchins, and to some extent Teofimo Lopez.

The 24-year-old Ryan was widely criticized by the boxing world for quitting on one knee in the seventh round in his last fight against Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on April 22nd.

People took issue with the way Ryan popped to his feet at the count of eleven, showing no hint of being hurt, and casually walked to his corner like he was strolling in the park. It looked like a textbook example of a quit job.

Ryan will look bad just by fighting with Rolly because he’s viewed as a paper champion among the fan and not one of the best fighters.

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