FAIRFIELD – July has been a whirlwind month for boxer Justin Rolfe, and the saga continues, but the dream to fight in Vegas is back in action.
The Fairfield boxer missed out on his first chance to fight in Las Vegas when the Fury vs. Wilder III bout was postponed, but optimism and a touch of good fortune now have him back in the boxing mecca next month.
Rolfe has committed to the undercard of the Manny Pacqiuao vs. Errol Spence Jr. fight scheduled for Aug. 21 at the T-Mobile Arena.
He originally had a spot fighting Steven Torres on the Fury vs. Wilder III undercard, but after that event was postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests, Rolfe and Torres were set to meet up in Minneapolis on August 7.
That was the plan until recently, when Torres suffered an injury while training.
Now, in order to buy more time to heal, the August 7 fight has been scratched, and both Rolfe and Torres have another shot to fight in Las Vegas, reviving Rolfe’s hopes of his first worldwide pay-per-view.
“Pacquiao, in my opinion, is the best of my time. I’ve always watched Pacquiao followed Pacquiao, loved Pacquiao’s style, love what Pacquiao is about, so to me now it’s like wait a minute, what’s going on here, this is a bigger honor than before,” Rolfe said.