Romie Adanza doesn’t get a lot of press. For being one of the more experienced and older fighters in the states it seems as though he is finally getting some of his due. Some of this might be because of his smaller weight class. Fighting at 118lbs he has to travel abroad or have opponents shipped in to find someone to fight him. Historically (at least in American boxing) lightweight fighters never garner the same attention and or money as the bigger fighters even though they tend to be more exciting and technical.
Adanza had a fight with “Boom” Watthanya at Lion Fight in Vegas about two weeks ago. The two met previously and Adanza was able to rock “Boom” with some hands and then finish him off in the second round with a knee to the head. Things weren’t looking too hot for Adanza prior to that though as “Boom” clinched up the Filipino and scored solid knees. The story of the fight was similar in content to his match with Lungsuanlek at the M-One Grand bouts.
Props to Scott Hirano for the picture.