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Horrendous! Twitter reacts to Rolly Romero’s ‘gifted’ win over Ismael Barroso

Rolando Romero v Ismael Barroso Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Yeah, that was bad.

Former WBA World Super Lightweight champion, Rolando “Rolly” Romero, stopped Ismael Barroso in the ninth round last night (Sat., May 13, 2023) inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And it was not without controversy.

Veteran referee, Tony Weeks, halted the fight and consequently gifted Romero the WBA world title because it was revealed after the fight that he was down on the scorecards after he was dropped in round two and never really recovered.

Check out the horrible stoppage below:

As expected, boxing Twitter exploded with vitriol after the controversial stoppage:

It wasn’t only the pros that were disgusted with the stoppage.

Romero was gifted a win tonight without question, but his possible next fight will not be a gift whatsoever, as he could be Ryan Garcia’s next opponent.

Romero better hope to get Weeks as his referee again if that turns out to be the case — good luck!

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