The aspiring lightweight contender Michel Rivera (21: 0) has been fighting for a world title for several months.
However, his patience has grown thin. He recently told BoxingScene.com that he wants to crack a title by the end of the year.
The 23-year-old Dominican from Florida now has the WBA interim lightweight champion Rolando “Rolly” Romero (14-0) in his sights.
Like Rivera, Romero fought twice in 2021 and won both fights by knockout.
Rivera hasn’t been impressed by Romero’s youngest opponents and wants him to step up his level of competition.
“Look at who he fought. They are all low-level opponents. I’m 21-0 now and I deserve my chance for this title. If he doesn’t want to fight me, he should give me the title.” said Rivera told BoxingScene.com.
Romero defeated Anthony Yigit in 7 rounds on July 17th and stopped Avery Sparrow in 7 rounds in January. To do justice to Romero, both fighters were replaced too late after his original opponents withdrew from their originally planned bouts with injuries.
Rivera was in action in July and January and scored his two wins by the 8th round.
He is very confident that his skills would be too much for the hard hitting Romero.
“I am the reincarnation of Muhammad Ali. Not only do I look like him physically, I also have many of the same skills and qualities that he had in the ring. My fists and my career have been blessed by God, ”said Rivera.
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