Rolando Romero Warns That Gervonta Davis Might Not Make It Past First Round
Rolando Romero isn’t buying into the Gervonta Davis hype.
Romero is considered a big underdog compared to “Tank” Davis, who he will meet on Saturday at the Barclays Center for Davis’ WBA regular lightweight title. But Romero isn’t letting any of the opinions get to him, he said.
“[Davis] “is not that impressive,” he told Boxing Junkie.
“That fight showed he’s afraid of punchers,” Romero told Boxing Junkie, referring to the Davis-Cruz fight. “He’s afraid someone will take his s— and beat the s— out of him. … He’s going to get knocked out quick.
“If he makes it out of the first round, he’ll be blessed.”
He backs his statement based on Davis’ last fight against Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz, who gave the champion a tougher challenge than many people thought.
Davis was taken the distance for the first time in seven years, and made it out with a unanimous decision win. Davis previously said that he knew he wasn’t getting the knockout at that December 5 fight because Cruz was shorter than him.
Romero, on the other hand, has been saying that he will use his height and weight advantage against Tank.
“[Bivol-Alvarez] just shows that anything can happen in boxing,” he said. “They thought Canelo would win. And some people think this little m—–f—– (Davis) is going to beat me. … I’m obviously the bigger puncher.
“It’s going to be beneficial to the sport of boxing when I win.”