Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Super Lightweight
15-1-0
29-0-0

Belts on The Line

WBA World Super Lightweight

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 9TKO 6TKO 7TKO 7UD 12
Form
TKO 8UD 10UD 10UD 10UD 10
15
Wins
29
13
By KO
11
87
KO%
38
1
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2016
Debut
2013
66
Pro rounds
178

Current rankings @ Super Lightweight

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The Ring
8
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WBA
-
-
WBC
5
-
WBO
1
-
IBF
10

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 Summer 2024 in 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, 1 loss and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Arnold Barboza Jr would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 29 wins and 0 draws, with 11 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Romero would have a massive power advantage over Barboza Jr, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Barboza Jr's 38%.

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 & Arnold Barboza Jr fight out of an orthodox stance.

Romero is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 3 year and 5 months later than Barboza Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 112 less professional rounds, 66 to Barboza Jr's 178.

Arnold Barboza Jr is currently ranked number 5 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 10 by the IBF and 8 by the RING in the 140lb division.

Romero vs Barboza Jr form

Romero has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he won against Ismael Barroso on 13th May 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, United States.

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

Going into that contest, he had won against Anthony Yigit on 17th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at AT&T Center, Texas.

Before that, he had beat Avery Sparrow on 23rd January 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.

He had defeated Jackson Marinez on 15th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Lightweight championship fight 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 Xolisani Ndongeni on 6th January 2024 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Jose Pedraza on 3rd February 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Desert Diamond Arena, Glendale.

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

Before that, he had beat Antonio Moran on 14th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Oklahoma.

He had won against Alex Saucedo on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Activity check

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

Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero last fought 1 year, 2 months and 7 days ago, while Arnold Barboza Jr's last outing was 6 months and 14 days ago.

Romero's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.

Barboza Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. 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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