Where To Watch: Gervonta Davis Vs. Rolando Romero Tonight
Tonight in Brooklyn, Gervonta “Tank” Davis (26-0, 24 KO) is prepared to put his WBA lightweight title on the line versus Rolando “Rolly” Romero (14-0, 12 KO).
This highly anticipated grudge match was originally scheduled to take place back in December following an aggressive call-out from Romero, during which he promised to knock Davis out. Due to circumstances beyond either party’s control, Romero would need to back out of the fight.
Many individuals question whether Romero is ready to take on such a fierce competitor like Davis, with a uniquely adaptive skill set. But Romero feels so confident in his unorthodox technique that he believes it will only take him one round to dispatch the WBA titleholder.
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Davis responded to this prediction with a simple yet impactful phrase:
“Some were made to do it; others talk their way through it.”
After Romero was forced to back out of their initially planned matchup, Isaac Cruz stepped in on late notice to square off with Davis. Despite being ranked within the top-10 of the lightweight division, most analysts did not see Cruz finding much success against the undefeated champion.
It was clear that Cruz was underestimated in this matchup. Not only was he able to find technical success in the earlier rounds, but he was also able to land several hard punches that seemed to stagger Davis.
Regardless of the success Cruz managed to find, it was not enough to dethrone Davis. The champion was able to repair the holes in his game mid-fight and display his previously mentioned ability to adapt. For only the second time in his career, the result went into the hands of the judges, who ruled the bout a unanimous decision victory for Davis.
Romero feels that he sees weak points in Tank’s abilities after watching the fight with Cruz turn into a closer battle than expected. To the contrary, Davis and his team believe the fight with Cruz presented an opportunity to grow and expand further upon the talent that he possesses.
Live from the Barclay’s Center in New York, and under the Mayweather Promotions banner, the stage is set for “Tank versus Rolly”. Someone’s “0” has got to go, and only one competitor will leave with the WBA strap.
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) May 27, 2022
Here’s the fight card, when and where to watch:
- Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero for Davis’ WBA (regular) Lightweight title
- Erislandy Lara vs. Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan for Lara’s WBA (regular) Middleweight title
- Jesus Ramos vs. Luke Santamaria; Junior Middleweight
- Eduardo Ramirez vs. Luis Melendez; Junior Lightweight
Date: May 28
Time: Undercard 9 p.m ET, Main event 11 p.m. EST
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