Wellington Romero

W.A.R.

BOXER: WELLINGTON ROMERO

NICKNAME: W.A.R.

DIVISION: JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT

AGE: 24

DATE OF BIRTH: MARCH 13, 1991

HEIGHT: 5’9’’

STANCE: SOUTHPAW

BORN: SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

LIVES: NEWBURGH, NEW YORK

RECORD: 12-0-1 (6 KO’S)

Dominican Republic native Wellington “W.A.R.” Romero had an accomplished amateur career which culminated with a trip to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Prior to that, he earned a bronze medal at the 2010 Central American Games and made back to back appearances at both the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships and the 2011 Pan American Games. At the Olympic qualifiers in 2012, Romero defeated Venezuelan veteran Hector Manzanilla, Luis Enrique Porozo from Ecuador and American Jose Ramirez to qualify for the Dominican National Team. In the first round in London, Romero scored a decisive victory against Colombian Edwar Marriaga. He was defeated in the following round by eventual Gold Medalist and current World Champion Vasyl Lomachenko of the Ukraine.

 

On October 26, 2013, Romero made his pro debut on national television defeating Victor Galindo via a four-round unanimous decision at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In his next fight on January 24, 2014, Romero faced Ismael Serrano and dazzled with a first round technical knockout. A unanimous decision victory over then undefeated Gerald Smith followed on March 29 at Boardwalk Hall. Three months later on June 21 at Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, he served up a flurry of combinations against Mack Babb leading to a second round knockout. On October 15 at BB King Blues Club and Grill in New York City, last minute replacement opponent Lazar Stojadinovic battled Romero to a majority draw in a fight which many ringside observers had Romero winning.

 

Romero kept his unbeaten run going on January 9, 2015 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden during Roc Nation Sports’ inaugural throne boxing event against Leo Kreischer. A viscous Romero right hook led to a crushing knockout less than two minutes into round one. Soon after the fight, Roc Nation Sports announced that it has signed Romero to an exclusive promotional agreement.

 

On April 17, 2015, Romero returned to the ring for his second throne boxing event appearance at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut where he scored a four-round unanimous decision win over Matt Doherty. He continued his winning ways with three more wins in 2015 including six-round decision wins over Evincii Dixon and Ramesis Gil on May 30 and October 17 respectively and first round knockout triumph over Armando Meroles on December 5.

 

In his most recent bout on February 27, 2016, Romero took on Nicaraguan Carlos Winston Velasquez at Teamster’s Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, stopping Velasquez with a left hand to the body in the waning seconds of the first round.