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.
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.
Gervonta Davis and Rolly Romero finally square off Saturday night.
The feud between Gervonta Davis and Rolando Romero is as real as it gets. Every form of trash talk and offensive comments have come out of their respective mouths when talking about one another.
The knockout artists will finally let their fists do the talking on Saturday as Davis defends the WBA (regular) lightweight title against Romero from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Davis and Romero were set to lock horns in December. But Romero was the subject of a sexual assault case and was subsequently pulled from the fight and replaced by Isaac Cruz. The case was later dropped, which cleared the way for Romero to get the fight he's been looking for.
Cruz gave 'Tank' a more challenging fight than many expected. But when it was all said and done, Davis showed championship heart in the 12th and final round to win by unanimous decision. The 27-year-old finally gets to settle the score and looks to quiet all the talking once and for all.
“We’re ready, and we’ve been in camp," Davis said at their press conference in April. "This isn’t our first time getting ready for ‘Rolly’. We saw how he choked up when the lights are in his face. We’ll see how he reacts when everyone is cheering against him on fight night."
On the other hand, Romero competed two times in 2021 and won both of those inside the distance over Avery Sparrow and Anthony Yigit. For Romero, it's the opportunity he's been looking and one he plans on taking advantage of.
"The fight is not going to go 12 rounds," Romero boldly claimed to DAZN this week. "We do not need judges. We don't even need a referee. I'm gonna beat the f—
out of him."
Here is everything you need to know about Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero.
WHEN IS DAVIS VS. ROMERO, DATE AND START TIME
Date: Saturday, May 28
Main card: 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. GMT
Main event ringwalks (approx): 11:15 p.m. ET / 4:15 a.m. GMT
The main card is set to get underway at 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. GMT with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 11:15 p.m. ET / 4:15 a.m. GMT. These timings are subject to change due to the length of the undercard fights.
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS DAVIS VS. ROMERO?
U.S.: Showtime PPV
The fight will be broadcast on Showtime PPV in the US, and UK rights haven't been announced at this time.
WHERE IS THE DAVIS VS. ROMERO FIGHT?
The fight takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
GERVONTA DAVIS RECORD AND BIO
Born: November 7, 1994
Height: 5' 5.5"
Total Fights: 26
Record: 26-0 (24 KOs)
ROLANDO ROMERO RECORD AND BIO
Born: October 14, 1995
Total Fights: 14
Record: 14-0 (12 KOs)
GERVONTA DAVIS VS. ROLANDO ROMERO FIGHT CARD
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