By Jimmy James: Undefeated upcoming light-weight prospect Jose ‘Rayo’ Valenzuela stated yesterday in an interview with Golden Period Boxing that he would like to struggle Rolando Romero and Devin Haney. “I need the hardest fights. I don’t need straightforward fights. I’ll sleep with my belt understanding I beat one of the best fighters,” he stated.
“Rolando Romero is an effective fighter. He’s robust and wouldn’t be a straightforward struggle,” he stated. “He’s a caveman, he opens lots, he’s a grimy fighter, and I’ve all the things it takes to beat him.” Within the interview, when requested about Devin Haney, he additionally stated that “I might love that struggle! have the model to place him below stress, take him to deep waters and cease him.”
Romero has referred to as out Haney, however neither facet has been prepared to supply a ‘actual’ contract to make the struggle occur. They each assume they’re one of the best factor ever made since frozen pizza, however the actuality is that all of them bark with no bites.
This technology of fighters acts extra like divas going to a Justin Beaver live performance than really characterize boxing. We went from Archie Moore and Freddie Steele to Thomas Hearns, James Toney, Bernard Hopkins to this show home of dolls.
Romero gained’t struggle Teofimo Lopez as a result of they’re each buddies, and he doesn’t appear occupied with combating his buddy. He referred to as Haney after which forgot he needed the struggle. Then again, Haney ducked Gary Russell Jr and determined to tug out of the struggle on the final second. He may have additionally fought Javier Fortuna, however he determined to go after Jorge Linares, a boxer out of his prime. So will they actually struggle Valenzuela?
Each fighters clout-chase each other, haven’t fought anybody that was of their prime, and they don’t need to threat their undefeated streak both. I hope that in Valenzuela, each fighters will really do one thing productive as an alternative of getting paid for taking part in golf subsequent to a duck pond.
Valenzuela is able to headhunt each boxers, they usually haven’t any excuse to not struggle him. Romero and Haney may not be as cowardly as Ryan Garcia, who ducked each, who made up a lame excuse to again out from the struggle with Fortuna pondering nobody seen — similar to 10 million individuals seen BTW— however they don’t seem to be far aside..
Fairly quickly, Valenzuela and Floyd Scotsfield will rank increased within the light-weight division, and what I believe will occur is that Haney and Romero will bounce the division sooner than Hussein Bolt. Effectively, no sir, keep at light-weight and clear up the division and struggle towards one another with out excuse.
Win, draw or lose, crucial factor is that boxing followers see one of the best fights and begin placing stress on these boxers to cease appearing like Floyd Mayweather Jr and Canelo Alvarez and revert again to the times of ‘actual champions’ so that they cease ducking harmful fighters like Valenzuela.