WBA interim lightweight champion Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero (13-0, 11 KOs) defends his strap against late replacement opponent Anthony Yigit (24-1-1, 8 KOs) in the co-feature of Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Carlos Castano card on the 17th of July live on ShowTime at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Full Recap — Rolando Romero Knocks Out Anthony Yigit In The Seventh Round
Romero, was initially scheduled to face Austin Dulay but the later pulled out of the fight, one week to the event, paving way for the ones beaten Yigit. Yigit has been paving his way back to a title fight since losing via seventh round stoppage loss to Ivan Baranchyk back in 2018’s World Boxing Super Series.
Yigit has won three fights in a row since then and has shown great improvements even better than before his loss to Baranchyk. However, Romero will definitely be facing an upgrade in opposition and if victorious, will definitely blow into the lime light as the co-feature of the Charlo-Castano event.
Rolly doesn’t know much about his next opponent Yigit but has little or no interest on whatever he will be bringing to the fight. Whatever the case, Romero believes that Yigit is a good fight for him at the moment due to His previous accomplishments
“I was in a car accident last Sunday, and I’m still taking this fight,” said Romero to PBC Podcast. “Anyone that declines a world title shot is a coward,” said Rolly about his previous opponent Austin Dulay pulling out of the fight due to an injury.
“I don’t really know too much of him [Yigit]. He’s an Olympian, so it’s way better for me. I had 35 fights in the amateurs, so we get our opponent the same say,” said Rolly when asked if it’s difficult getting a replacement opponent Yigit the week of the fight.
“It doesn’t really matter. I’m happy he stepped up to take the fight, and I hope everything goes well. He [Yigit] has a better record on paper, and he looks better [than Dulay].
“I don’t really know much about this dude, so I can’t say, but Austin Dulay, I didn’t think he was anything special.
“I’ve fought three southpaws, I had six knockdowns, and all three of them ended within the first round. So I guess we’re going to continue the streak,” said Rolly.