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On Saturday night, rising star Gervonta "Tank" Davis returns to the ring to take on bitter rival Rolando Romero with Davis' secondary WBA championship on the line. It's a showdown between two of the hardest pound-for-pound punchers in the sport.
Davis has knocked out 24 of his 26 opponents as a professional while Romero has also only gone to decision twice in his 14 career fights. Both men are undefeated and will be looking to pick up the win and move on to even bigger things, including a potential future showdown with the winner of the undisputed lightweight championship fight between George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney in Australia this June.
The card takes place inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and features four fights on the pay-per-view broadcast, each of which has the potential to bring thrilling action to the ring.
The action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime pay-per-view. The full fight card with odds from Caesars Sportsbook and complete viewing information is listed below.
One of boxing’s most electric young fighters takes on a long-time rival tonight (Sat., May 28, 2022) inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., when Gervonta Davis defends his WBA “world” Lightweight title against fellow unbeaten Rolando Romero.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of tonight’s main card below. The Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast will kickoff at 9 p.m. ET, with Davis and Romero likely to make the walk closer to midnight.
The WBA first ordered the fight last year, and the animosity’s only grown since then as the pair traded snipes on social media and throughout the promotional build up. The pair boasts a combined 90 percent knockout rate in 40 fights, so we can expect the in-ring action to be every bit as vitriolic.
Date: May 28 | Location: Barclays Center -- Brooklyn, New York
Start time: 9 p.m. ET
How to watch: Showtime PPV | Price: $74.99
Stream: Showtime.com (order now)
Davis vs. Romero fight card, odds
Gervonta Davis -800 vs. Rolando Romero +550, WBA "regular" lightweight title
Erislandy Lara -1600 vs. Gary O'Sullivan +900, WBA "regular" middleweight title
Jesus Ramos -1100 vs. Luke Santamaria +700, junior middleweights
Eduardo Ramirez -370 vs. Luis Melendez +290, junior lightweights
Confidence can be a fighter's best friend or worst enemy. Rolando "Rolly" Romero hopes his sky-high confidence will be enough to propel him to a sport-shaking upset over Gervonta "Tank" Davis in their clash for the secondary WBA lightweight title on Saturday night inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn (9 p.m. ET, Showtime PPV -- order now).
Romero (14-0, 12 KO) has certainly talked the talk leading up to the fight, drawing on a history of bad blood to hype up the fight -- and himself.
"Everybody talks about [whether I can outbox] Gervonta but he's not even a good boxer," Romero told "Morning Kombat" ahead of the fight. "Everybody outboxes him and everybody punches him in the face. It's all smaller dudes and weight-drained opponents. And the one person that had a f---ing pulse when they fought was 'Pitbull' Cruz and [he] has no boxing ability, whatsoever. Yet, he beat the f--- out of [Davis] and you're talking to me about potentially outboxing Gervonta Davis? Shit.
"He has one of the most padded records I have ever seen and people don't realize that."
Davis (26-0, 24 KO) has emerged as one of the brightest stars in boxing over the past several years, showcasing a combination of speed and power that has been far too much for every man he has faced inside the ring.
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For all his talents, Davis' power is his calling card. Only two men have ever been able to take Davis the distance. Davis had gone on a run of 16 consecutive knockouts that ended in his most recent fight, a narrow decision win over Cruz. During that run, Davis scored some of the biggest knockouts in the sport, including 2020's Knockout of the Year, a crushing uppercut that put Leo Santa Cruz to sleep in what had been a very competitive fight.
"I just want to show people that there are different levels when it comes to boxing," Davis said at the final press conference. "There are people that play boxing and there are people who have been doing this since they were kids. It's time to show that I'm one of the guys who's not to be played with. It starts with him and it's going to continue."