Second attack for Mari Carmen Romero in the UK


The boxer from Puerto Lumbreras will defend her European title in London on Saturday, 20 days after her fight against Scotney was canceled.

This Saturday there is a fight. The Lumbrerense boxer Mari Carmen Romero, 37, will finally be able to defend her European Super Bantamweight title the day after tomorrow at the imposing OVO Arena in Wembley (London). It’s the third time he’s put his precious belt on the line and the much-anticipated fight against Britain’s Ellie Scotney comes 20 days late, as the evening originally scheduled to take place on October 9 was canceled in its entirety after the clomiphene positive. from Briton Conor Benn, who would play the star game of the event against his compatriot Chris Eubank Jr. For example, the British Boxing Federation decided to suspend the main fight due to “failure in the doping control”. And Romero’s fight has been moved to Saturday, October 29.

Maribicho traveled to London last Tuesday and did his first training in the British capital yesterday. Today the evening will be presented to the media and tomorrow the official weigh-in and face-to-face with its rival will take place. The fight kicks off Saturday at 9 p.m. and will be broadcast live on DAZN. Your family, friends and neighbors won’t miss it, as the Puerto Lumbreras City Council has “again made the decision to project in the auditorium of the Civic Center the battle Mari Carmen Romero will face against England’s Ellie Scotney at the Ovo Arena.” Wembley Stadium in London,” the Mayor of Physical Activity and Sports of Puerto Lumbreras, Juan Rubén Burrueco, announced yesterday.

He recalled that «the Lumbrerense will defend the European Championship there and will fight on Saturday to take the fourth consecutive title, making history in this sporting modality. A fight in which the boxer will defend the European SuperBantamweight title. So the Lumbrerense would make history in the boxing world again ».

If the Lumbrerense is victorious this Saturday, she will rival Madrid’s Joana Pastrana, the only Spaniard to become the European minimum weight champion four times, although she has achieved it in two different stages. Mari Carmen Romero would achieve it in succession. She has a strong rival, an Ellie Scotney who has just beaten Argentina’s María Cecilia Román and Jorgelina Guanini with some ease.

Romero’s balance is 8 wins and 2 losses. Scotney’s, the England who threatens her European title, is 5 wins and 0 losses. The Brit is 24 years old and part of the team of the influential Eddie Hearn, a British sports promoter who is president of Matchroom Sport and Professional Darts Corporation. He is a very well connected man in the world of boxing. She has everything against the lumbrerense, but she is not a woman to give up. Nor is he afraid.

“This is a very tough sport, especially as a woman. It has cost me a lot and it will continue to cost me, but in the end I always make it out. This summer I did a great workout. I had to set aside five hours a day to prepare for this fight in the best conditions and it was a hard blow to return home three weeks ago without participating. But I’m not one to look for excuses. I’m in shape and I want to keep the title,” said Romero before defending his title in London.

She had gone out of her way to get in her best shape for the October 9 fight, so “the cancellation didn’t sit well with me,” she admits. “I was ready, in weight and like a race car waiting for them to start, but these are things that happen in boxing and you have to face them. Luckily they gave me the new date in less than 24 hours and moved the fight to this Saturday. From the first moment they told me that the battle had to be done yes or yes and that we only had to extend the preparation by two more weeks,” de Lumbrerense summarizes about what happened in this month of October, a bit chaotic for her .

“I’ve always gone where I’m called. I have three Europeans, but without choosing a rival and two of them are leaving home. I was waiting for the chance of a World Cup, but when this fight came up in London, I did not hesitate and accepted. There is a great atmosphere and I will be able to enjoy it from the ring,” says Romero, who prefers boxing as a visitor. “I am calmer outside of the house. I go without any pressure and I can forget the calm, the preparations and the fear of not disappointing the people at home. I feel comfortable fighting as a visitor,” admits a boxer who has an appointment this Saturday with the history of Spanish boxing.

Source: La Verdad


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