Rolando Romero is scheduled to fight Isaac Cruz next, but the conversation around him never seems to get too far away from Ryan Garcia.

Romero, the WBA junior welterweight titleholder, will put his title on the line against Cruz on March 30 on Amazon Prime Video pay-per-view in Las Vegas.

Two infamous sparring sessions with Garcia are how Romero first became known to most boxing fans. Romero got the better of Garcia on those occasions, with video of both sessions finding their way online. Before the Cruz bout was announced, Garcia was rumored to be Romero’s next opponent. (Garcia is now scheduled to face Devin Haney on April 20.)

At a virtual press conference, a media member made mention of Garcia being critical of Romero’s fighting ability on social media.

“As far as Ryan Garcia, I am fighting a much more exciting fighter now,” Romero said, referring to Cruz. “Why do we even care what he has to say?”

Romero is set to return after a controversial win over Ismael Barroso last May. Referee Tony Weeks halted that bout while Barroso was punching back, and the win subsequently landed Romero a world title shot. Cruz, a career lightweight, is now moving up to junior welterweight to face Romero.

Romero further responded to Garcia’s comments by referencing the fighter’s erratic online behavior.

“I mean, at the end of it, he is going through stuff,” Romero said. “He doesn’t know who is with him and who is against him. That’s on him.”

“We have a massive fight that we are going to do March 30,” Romero said of he and Cruz, “and [Garcia] is still butt-hurt that I didn’t fight him and I decided to give ‘Pitbull’ the opportunity to fight. He can go fuck off.”