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Who won Romero vs Barroso?
Rolando Romero beat Ismael Barroso by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 13th May 2023 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This contest was for the WBA super lightweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Rances Barthelemy was victorious over Omar Juarez and Batyr Akhmedov lost to Kenneth Sims Jr for the WBA World Super Lightweight belt.
Romero vs Barroso stats
Back in May 2023, Rolando Romero stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ismael Barroso made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, with 22 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Barroso had a slight advantage in power over Romero, with a 92% knock out percentage over Romero's 86%.
Rolando Romero was the younger man by 12 years, at 28 years old.
Barroso had a height advantage of 1 inch over Romero. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Rolando Romero fought out of the orthodox stance, while Ismael Barroso was a southpaw.
Romero was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 11 year and 3 months later than Barroso, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 59 less professional rounds, 66 to Barroso's 125.
Rolando Romero went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA at super lightweight.
Ismael Barroso was ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 140lb division.
Romero vs Barroso form
Romero had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Anthony Yigit on 17th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at AT&T Center, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Avery Sparrow on 23rd January 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Before that, 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.
He had won against Arturs Ahmetovs on 22nd February 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Barroso had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Fernando David Saucedo on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Ohara Davies on 26th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Motospace Dubai Investment Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Nestor Hugo Paniagua on 30th January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Four Ambassadors Hotel, Miami, United States.
Before that, he had beat Yves Ulysse Jr on 5th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The Hangar, California.
He had lost to Batyr Akhmedov on 18th August 2018 by knockout in the 9th round at Westin Bonaventure Hotel, California.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Rolando Romero had been fighting more than Ismael Barroso.
Going to this contest, Rolando Romero had last fought 11 months and 15 days ago, while Ismael Barroso's last outing had been 8 months and 23 days ago.
Romero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Barroso's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
What time did Romero vs Barroso start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Romero vs Barroso?
Romero vs Barroso was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Romero vs Barroso?
Rolando Romero was a 1/10 (-1000) favourite going into the contest, while Ismael Barroso made his way into the ring at 11/2 (+550) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Rolando Romero - KO||92.31%|
|Rolando Romero - Decision||7.69%|
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