Will Gervonta Davis Knockout Rolando Romero?
Gervonta Davis said he isn’t feeling any pressure.
Davis, who has become known as a knockout artist, isn’t worried about ending Saturday night early when he meets Rolando Romero in a 12-round lightweight main event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
“Nah [there is no pressure to get knockout],” Davis told Boxing Scene.
“The thing with Cruz I knew I wasn’t, you know, actually gonna get the knockout. I knew it was gonna be a little tough. First of all, he was shorter than me. I’ve only fought like two shorter dudes than me in my career.
“I knew that me punching down, it was gonna mess my hand up and I messed my hand up already in camp. So I thought I knew that it was gonna be a little problem.”
Davis is referring to his December 5, 2021 fight against Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz where he was taken to the distance for the first time in seven years. Davis walked away with a unanimous decision win.
Davis was originally scheduled to fight Romero then, but the latter was forced to withdraw after being accused of sexual assault. But Romero was never charged because the allegations “could not be substantiated.”
Davis said he’s looking forward to headlining against Romero in the same arena where he won a world title at 130 pounds against Jose Pedraza, which was in 2017.
“I can only be grateful,” Davis said. “I’m happy. Thank you to Showtime, Mayweather Promotions, Al Haymon. These guys I appreciate them.