VS
Early 2025
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Super Lightweight
15-2-0
30-0-0

The tape

28
Age
32
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 8TKO 9TKO 6TKO 7TKO 7
Form
SD 10TKO 8UD 10UD 10UD 10
15
Wins
30
13
By KO
11
87
KO%
37
2
Losses
0
2
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2016
Debut
2013
74
Pro rounds
188

Current rankings @ Super Lightweight

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The Ring
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8
WBA
-
-
WBC
8
-
WBO
1
-
IBF
7

Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero vs Arnold Barboza Jr preview


When is Romero vs Barboza Jr?

Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero could face the challenge of Arnold Barboza Jr in Early 2025 the United States.

The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 kg).

Romero vs Barboza Jr stats

Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero would step into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 2 losses, and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Arnold Barboza Jr would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 30 wins and 0 draws, with 11 of those by knockout.

The stats suggest Romero would have a massive power advantage over Barboza Jr, boasting a 87% knockout percentage compared to Barboza Jr's 37%.

Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero is the younger man by 4 years, at 28 years old.

Barboza Jr has a height advantage of 1 inch over Romero. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Both Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero and Arnold Barboza Jr fight out of an orthodox stance.

Romero is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 3 years and 5 months later than Barboza Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 114 fewer professional rounds, totaling 74 compared to Barboza Jr's 188.

Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero goes into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBA at super lightweight.

Arnold Barboza Jr is currently ranked number 8 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, and 7 by the IBF in the 140lb division.

Romero vs Barboza Jr form

Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz on March 30, 2024, by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Prior to that, he had won against Ismael Barroso on May 13, 2023, by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on May 28, 2022, by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Before that, he had beaten Anthony Yigit on July 17, 2021, by technical knockout in the 7th round at AT&T Center, Texas.

He had defeated Avery Sparrow on January 23, 2021, by technical knockout in the 7th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.

Barboza Jr remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Sean McComb on April 20, 2024, by split decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.

Prior to that, he had won against Xolisani Ndongeni on January 6, 2024, by technical knockout in the 8th round at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Jose Pedraza on February 3, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Desert Diamond Arena, Glendale.

Before that, he had beaten Danielito Zorrilla on July 15, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Pechanga Resort & Casino, California.

He had won against Antonio Moran on August 14, 2021, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Oklahoma.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Arnold Barboza Jr has been fighting more than Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero.

Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero last fought 9 months and 17 days ago, while Arnold Barboza Jr's last outing was 8 months and 27 days ago.

Romero's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 24 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 9 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.4 rounds on average.

Barboza Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Romero vs Barboza Jr?

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