Rolando Romero Takes Out Anthony Yigit
Interim WBA light-weight champion Rolando “Rolly” Romero (14-0, 12 KO’s) saved his flawless document intact in his newest in-ring effort. He completed this by stopping #14 ranked contender Anthony “Can You Dig It” Yigit (24-2-1, 8 KO’s) within the seventh.
Romero was initially slated to face #12 ranked Austin Dulay. Nevertheless Dulay pulled out of the bout with a knee damage. In his place Yigit was introduced in as a final minute full-in.
Rolly was final within the ring six months in the past when he stopped Avery Sparrow within the seventh spherical of their dust-up. 5 months prior Romero first secured the interim title over Jackson Marinez through a extremely controversial and disputed choice. Now the brash younger interim champion is able to set his sights on the higher echelon of the division.
As for Yigit, this may stand as a pricey set again. The sturdy Swede was trying to have a profitable entry into the light-weight division however these hopes have been brutally dashed. It’s unsure what his subsequent transfer shall be. Maybe he’ll return to the European circuit have been he’s loved all his skilled success. Or perhaps, he’ll mud himself off stay within the division and proceed in search of excessive profile opposition.
VOLUME VERSUS POWER
All through the opening interval Romero tried to make good on his promise of a primary spherical knockout. He did this by throwing energy photographs close to solely. Rolly landed his justifiable share however none of them damage or slowed Yigit. For his half, the challenger remained very cellular and darted out and in along with his assault. Yigit routinely ambushed Romero with bursts of brief 2-3 punch combos. Every fighter often snapped their opponents head again.
Towards the top of the third spherical, Yigit started discovering an offensive rhythm. As he was discovering a grove Romero’s offense was slowing ever so barely. Throughout this era it was evident that Rolly is a one-handed fighter. The jabs and hooks thrown along with his left have been awkward and sometimes occasions far off the mark. Clearly, he was counting on a tough proper hand to avoid wasting the day for him. Yigit would take an elbow to the face that resulted in a lower underneath his left eye.
On the finish of the fifth, Romero lastly was in a position to damage and drop his foe with a crunching proper hook. After rolling round his shoulder like a drunk break dancer, Yigit beat the rely and stumbled again to his nook. The knockdown got here proper after Romero was deducted a degree for tough home ways. The interim champion was blatantly manhandling and roughhousing Yigit at any time when attainable.
WHEN THE DEFENSES FALL
On the high of the seventh Rolly dumped the Swede on the canvas with a particularly brief proper hand. Yigit by no means absolutely recovered from the primary knockdown and now his legs have been delicate as satin socks! Moments after getting again to his ft, the challenger discovered himself getting chewed up on the within. His steadiness was nowhere to be discovered and his offense was null and void.
On this handicapped state of affairs Yigit was dropped a 3rd time by a brutal left hook to the jaw. Having seen sufficient, referee Rafael Ramos jumped in to halt the destruction.
Within the in-ring publish struggle interview Romero referred to as out common WBA “common” junior welterweight and WBA “tremendous” junior light-weight champion Gervonta Davis!
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