Date of Birth: 28/9/92
From: Cebu, Philippines
Record: 16-1-1 (10 KOs)
IT took more than five years for Michael Romarate to make his VIP debut.
The Filipino who is nicknamed ‘Phil’ was first brought top the attention of Steve Wood after being brought to England for sparring with Josh Warrington.
Red tape and various visa issues meant the Arnie Farnell trained boxer didn’t make his Britishdebut until July 2023.
It was worth the wait as he outpointed decent road man Darwin Martinez over six rounds. Romarate won comfortably against his counter-punching rival, but the first round was explosive with both men dropped by sledgehammer shot.
‘Mike’ has been a pro since January 2011 but his career has been dogged by inactivity, but now he is Manchester based he will be kept busy and pushed towards titles.