Lawndale, CA— “Ruthless” Romero Duno is back in the US and he’s got his sights set on the biggest names in the lightweight division.
Duno arrived last month, and after witnessing Manny Pacquiao’s most recent victory against Keith Thurman — he’s working out harder than ever.
“Ok na no more jet lag, all I need to do is train hard then prepare for my next opponent.”
The 23-year-old had been eyeing the high profile prospect, Ryan Garcia — and while the two Golden Boy-promoted fighters originally agreed to an undercard fight in September, the undefeated Garcia withdrew, saying that he and Duno should be the main event instead, and leaving the Pinoy boxer a bit disappointed.
“Gusto talaga kaso lang gusti nya pa isa pang laban wala taya gagaga kung hindi sya pipirma gawin na lang igaganda ang palalabas ng laban kungkelan nya gusto.”
In their Instagram exchange, Garcia said he’s hoping to fight Duno in November.
Duno doesn’t know who his next opponent is for his September fight, while Garcia will take on tough Mexican fighter Juan Antonio who handed Filipino Mercito Gesta his first knockout loss, and put up a gritty fight against Duno.
With a high profile fight on the horizon, Duno looks to put on a strong display against his yet to be named September opponent, and he will most likely stay in the US if the November fight date should push through.
“Kung na tuloy yung november ni Ryan Garcia maybe its better na mag stay sya dito because once he goes back to the Philippines and he’s gonna rest there, spend some time with his family with his baby then when he comes back here it’s close to November, so I think it’s short for a trainer.”
It’s a necessary sacrifice for a big-time fight.