Rolando Romero Quick Info
Height5 ft 8 in
Weight61 kg
Date of BirthOctober 14, 1995
Zodiac SignLibra
Eye ColorDark Brown

Rolando Romero is an American professional boxer who had held the WBA (World Boxing Association) interim lightweight title from August 2020 to August 2021. As of January 2022, he had competed in 14 bouts in his professional career and had won all of them. 12 of those wins had come via knockout. The 2 other wins had come via unanimous decision and one of those was his win over Jackson Marinez through which he had won the WBA interim lightweight title.

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Born Name

Rolando Florencio Romero Moreno

Nick Name

Rolly

Rolando Romero as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021Rolando Romero as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021
Rolando Romero as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021 (Rolando Romero / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States

Residence

Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States

Nationality

American

American

 

Occupation

Professional Boxer

Rolando Romero as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021Rolando Romero as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021
Rolando Romero as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021 (Rolando Romero / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Rolando Romero Sr. (Former Boxer, 3-Time Cuban National Champion)
  • Siblings – His sister is a former 7-time national Judo champion.

Weight(s)

Lightweight

Stance

Orthodox

Reach

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

61 kg or 134.5 lbs

Rolando Romero as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2021Rolando Romero as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2021
Rolando Romero as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2021 (Rolando Romero / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Hispanic

He is of Cuban descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Close-cropped hair
  • Often sports a trimmed goatee
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Brand Endorsements

He has been sponsored by the British online fashion retailer Boohoo Group plc.

Rolando Romero as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2022Rolando Romero as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2022
Rolando Romero as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2022 (Rolando Romero / Instagram)

Rolando Romero Facts

  1. Having competed in his first professional bout in December 2016, Rolando had accumulated a flawless 11-0 win-loss record by February 2020 after which he was given the right to face undefeated Dominican boxer, Jackson Marinez, for the vacant WBA interim lightweight title. The bout was scheduled for August 2020 and Rolando had captured the title via unanimous decision (after 12 rounds) with the judges’ scorecards reading 118–110, 116–112, and 115–113. However, the judges’ decision became quite controversial as many fans and media persons felt that Jackson was the deserving winner.
  2. His next bout was scheduled for January 2021 against Justin Pauldo. However, Justin was recorded 5lbs over the contracted weight after which Rolando’s team had agreed to change the contracted weight to 140 lbs. Despite both sides agreeing to the new terms, the bout had to be canceled after Justin had failed a pre-fight physical.
  3. Avery Sparrow was then arranged as a last-minute opponent whom Rolando managed to defeat in the 7th round via technical knockout. He was highly critical of Avery’s fighting style after the bout, even terming his opponent a ‘coward’.
  4. He was then scheduled to defend his title against Austin Dulay in July 2021 but the latter had withdrawn just a few days before the scheduled date after which Rolando had claimed that Austin had pulled out due to a ‘panic attack’. Austin had responded by stating that he suffered a knee injury and had even offered to give Rolando USD 10k out of his fight purse to reschedule the bout.
  5. However, that did not come to pass as Anthony Yigit was asked to become Rolando’s new opponent. The WBA interim lightweight title was no longer on the line, though, because Anthony had weighed in 5.2 lbs over the 135 lb limit. Rolando cruised to victory in the 7th-round via technical knockout.
  6. In October 2021, numerous allegations of s*xual assault were made against him. However, no charges had been filed against him as the allegations could not be substantiated. Despite this, he had been pulled from his December 2021 bout against Gervonta Davis.
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Featured Image by Rolando Romero / Instagram

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