Few fighters know how to pull at the heartstrings of fans in the same way Rolando Romero does. Romero, who will face WBA junior welterweight champion, Alberto Puello, on Saturday, May 13th, live on SHOWTIME from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, is eager to return to the ring and win his first world title.
Romero, who talked to various media outlets after watching his good friend Brian Mendoza pull off the biggest win of his career knocking out, former WBC secondary junior middleweight champion, Sebastian Fundora, reflected candidly on his fight that is roughly a month away. Obviously seeing his good friend from Las Vegas, Nevada, Mendoza get the win gave Romero some extra enthusiasm, but he is still not discounting the talent of Puello.
“Puello’s [big, tall, and difficult to fight], he is tricky,” said Rolando Romero said when speaking exclusively with FightHype.com. “He’s a world champion.”
Puello who defeated Botirzhon Akhmedov via a split-decision to win the WBA world title last August has not fought since his world title win. Puello, a decorated amateur top boxing trainer, Bob Santos is obviously one of the top names in the division despite not being as famous as some of his peers. Romero, who is easily a bigger name in the sport of boxing, is not overlooking Puello based on his star-status in the sport.
As for when questioned by the media about what he plans to do, and if he sees a similarity between what Mendoza did to Fundora. The always likable Romero cleverly answered very directly in a jovial tone that got right to the point and was nothing that could be misconstrued at all.
“Punch him in the face,” said Rolando Romero.