Gervonta Davis Confirms Return To The Ring In Matchup Vs. Rolando Romero On December 5

A grudge match is taking place on December 5.

Gervonta Davis (25-0, 24 KOs) is meeting Rolando Romero (14-0, 12 KOs) in the ring at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The two unbeaten lightweights will matchup on a Sunday Showtime pay-per-view event.

Showtime and Premier Boxing Champions did not confirm or deny the event, but Mayweather Promotions – who Davis is under – confirmed in a subsequent tweet.

If Davis wins, he can clear off a mandatory title defense, which Romero was placed as a No. 1 contender after losing his WBA interim belt due the sanctioning body’s reduction of champions. There’s also a historied rival between the two.

Davis, of Baltimore, is known for his punching power, ending all of his previous bouts, except one, with a knockout. He is returning to lightweight to face Romero; in this division, the Baltimore boxer claimed a vacant secondary WBA title by knocking out Yuriorkis Gamboa in the 12th round.

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His latest victory came from an 11th round knockout of Mario Barrios this past June in a sold-out State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

Davis gave up his junior lightweight belt, and was allowed to retain the other two at least through his next fight, which he will eventually be required to give up at least one — if he wins.

Romero has repeatedly called out Davis for a showdown, using slander through social media.

Romero, of Las Vegas, snagged the WBA interim lightweight title in a “questionable” 12-round unanimous decision win over Jackson Marinez. Before that, he scored back-to-back TKO victories over Anthony Yigit and Avery Sparrow.

December 5 will be Davis’ third consecutive Showtime PPV event.

Teofimo Lopez commented on the news and said Romero — who is Lopez’s friend — can take on “Tank” Davis with his own punching power. He has so much confidence that he said he’s willing to bet on him.

“I’m putting 100,000 on Rolly,” Teofimo continued. “I’m putting 100,000 dollars on Rolando Romero.

“I just feel like Tank is a solid fighter, and he’s very stylistic with it and everything. However, he’s careless,” he added. “With a puncher like Rolando, as long as Rolando has confidence in him.”

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