The Gervonta “Tank” Davis tour has made its way to New York. After defeating Isaac Cruz in Los Angeles and knocking out Mario Barrios in Atlanta, Davis takes on Rolando “Rolly” Romero at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on May 28. While Davis’ power and skill remains stellar in each bout, this fight is a bit different. The Baltimore, Maryland native didn’t express any ill will toward Barrios or Cruz. Rather, he just wanted to pick up a win, a nice paycheck and continue to pursue a place among boxing’s best. This time around, he and Romero have traded verbal jabs and launched their fair share of curses at each other. Romero also stands out as the most awkward and inexperienced fighter that Davis has faced in recent memory. Still, Romero possess power in both hands, which makes the fight just a bit more interesting than it should be. On Saturday night, Romero will have a chance to shock Davis and the world or fall short of his own expectations. Either way, it’ll be an exciting night in the borough that the Notorious B.I.G built.
How To Watch
As mentioned previously, the Gervonta “Tank” Davis tour has stopped in several different cities along the way. At each stop, the price of admission has been quite steep. Fans can order the fight through Showtime or PPV.com for $74.99 plus taxes and fees. The show is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET and run past midnight, so be sure to get a nap in during the day if needed. For those in the New York area, tickets are currently on-sale from $95 through $7,382 via Seatgeek. It’s Memorial Day Weekend in the Big Apple, so don’t expect anything to be cheap.
Who is Gervonta “Tank” Davis?
Record: 26-0 (24 KOs)
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Notable Victories: Mario Barrios, Isaac Cruz, Leo Santa Cruz
Gervonta “Tank” Davis enters Saturday’s contest as a clear favorite for good reason. Not only does he have the backing of Showtime and Mayweather Promotions, but he also has the more complete resumé. Over the last few years, he’s taken down the likes of Leo Santa Cruz and Isaac Cruz. Now, he’ll turn his attention to a new foe, Rolando Romero. While Romero does not possess the same level of experience that a few of his previous opponents have, he is fairly unpredictable and powerful. Still, Davis comes with a level of power as well. Only two of his professional bouts have gone the distance. Given his resumé, dynamic skillset and power, Davis should walk away with a win. However, things don’t always happen just because they should happen.
Who is Rolando “Rolly” Romero?
Record: 14-0 (12 KOs)
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Notable Victories: Anthony Yigit, Jackson Martinez
There’s no way around it. Rolando “Rolly” Romero is the clear underdog in this bout. He has never fought any one with the level of talent that Davis has, let alone won a world title. With that said, Romero believes that he has a level of talent that Davis hasn’t competed against. Leading up the showdown, the Las Vegas native has said that he will use his height and reach advantages to secure the victory. Moreover, he claims that he has a level of power that Davis does not posses. While many boxing experts and fighters disagree with Romero, he’ll have a chance to prove them wrong on May 28, 2022.
Odds, Predictions and More
- Gervonta “Tank” Davis v. Rolando “Rolly” Romero (Lightweight, 12 Rounds)
- Erislandy Lara v. Gary O’Sullivan (Middleweight, 12 Rounds)
- Jesus Ramos v. Luke Santamaria (Super Welterweight, 10 Rounds)
- Eduardo Ramírez v. Luis Meléndez (Super Featherweight, 10 Rounds)
- Gervonta Davis (-900) | Rolando Romero (+550)
- Erislandy Lara (-1800) | Gary O’Sullivan (+950)
- Jesus Ramos (-1100) | Luke Santamaria (+650)
- Eduardo Ramírez (-425) | Luis Meléndez (+320)
*Odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook
- Brent Brookhouse, CBS Sports | Davis def. Romero (TKO, 4)
- Scott Christ, Bad Left Hook | Davis def. Romero (TKO, 5)
- Matt Astbury, DAZN | Davis def. Romero (TKO, 6)
- Daniel Yanofsky, Sporting News | Davis def. Romero (UD, 12)
- Ryan Shepard, Def Pen | Davis def. Romero (KO, 10)
- Jermell Charlo, Super Welterweight | Davis def. Romero
- David Benavidez, Super Middleweight | Davis def. Romero
- Devin Haney, Lightweight | Davis def. Romero
- Regis Prograis, Super Lightweight | Davis def. Romero