Rising lightweight prospect Rolando Romero went the 12-round distance for the first time in his pro career on Saturday in his toughest test to date. His victory by unanimous decision, however, was anything but unanimous to everyone but the three judges. 

Romero (12-0, 10 KOs), the brash slugger who was hand-picked by promoter Floyd Mayweather, appeared to get clearly outboxed by Jackson Marinez in their interim WBA title bout at 135 pounds, which headlined a Premier Boxing Champions card at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. 

But Marinez (19-1, 7 KOs) was denied his biggest victory to date as all three judges scored it for Romero by scores of 115-113, 116-112 and an almost unthinkable 118-110 card from Frank Lombardi. CBS Sports scored the bout 116-112 for the 29-year-old Marinez while Showtime Sports…

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