Gervonta Davis vs. Rolondo Romero

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Gervonta Davis will be back under the lights this month as he defends his WBA lightweight title against Rolando Romero in New York. Davis is unbeaten in his 26 professional matches to date and has held multiple world championship across three weight classes. He beat Isaac Cruz by unanimous judgement in Los Angeles last December and is now ready for his coming clash. Romero is also undefeated, claiming 14 straight victories and beating Anthony Yigit in his last match. Romero is the main rival to the WBA title and should prove to be a tough test for Davis. 

When is it?

The 12-round lightweight title fight will be held on Saturday, May 28. The clash will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City. The ring-walks for Davis vs. Romero can be anticipated at around 4 AM UK time on Sunday, May 29.

What has been Said so far?

Gervonta Davis: “We’re ready and we’ve been in camp.

“We saw how he choked up when the lights are in his face. We’ll see how he reacts when everyone is cheering against him on fight night.

“Some people are made to do it, and some people just talk their way through it. We know what we’re coming here to do on May 28.

“We’ll see what this guy brings on fight night, under the bright lights. I had to walk through the door when it was time and become the man.

“Come fight night, it’s time to step up to that plate.”

Rolando Romero: “I think ‘Tank’ is an amazing fighter, but this is going to be the easiest fight of my career. It’s going to say a lot about my legacy when I knock him out.

“’Tank’ gets punched a lot. I think he’s going to run right into something big.

“I’ve always been underrated. May 28, you’re going to see my ring IQ on display. He’s the best fighter at 135 pounds and he’d be the best if he were at 130 pounds. It doesn’t matter to me though. I know what I’m capable of.”

 What are Experts Saying?

Jeff Mayweather: Gervonta Davis is not just a puncher. He can box, he has great defense, and Rolly is a guy that talked himself into this situation.

“He also has a chance, a puncher’s chance, but that’s all I can give him is a puncher’s chance because I haven’t ever seen him in the ring where he did anything special that makes me say, ‘He can beat Tank.’

Prediction: Rolando Romero


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