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Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs Rolando Romero report
Who won Davis vs Romero?
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis beat Rolando Romero by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 28th May 2022 at Barclays Center in New York.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the WBA lightweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Erislandy Lara beat Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan for the WBA World Middleweight championship, Jesus Ramos defeated Lucas Santamaria and Luis Arias was victorious over Jimmy Williams.
Davis vs Romero stats
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 26 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Rolando Romero made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 14 wins and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Davis had a slight advantage in power over Romero, with a 92% knock out percentage over Romero's 86%.
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis was the older man by 1 year, at 28 years old.
Romero had a height advantage of 2 inches over Davis. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis fought out of the southpaw stance, while Rolando Romero was an orthodox fighter.
Davis was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 years and 9 months earlier than Romero, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 66 more professional rounds, 123 to Romero's 57.
Rolando Romero was ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 135lb division.
Davis vs Romero form
Davis remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Isaac Cruz on 5th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Mario Barrios on 26th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Atlanta.
Going into that contest, he had beat Leo Santa Cruz on 31st October 2020 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight and WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio.
Before that, he had won against Yuriorkis Gamboa on 28th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia.
He had beat Ricardo Nunez on 27th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at Royal Farms Arena, Maryland.
Davis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Romero's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What time did Davis vs Romero start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Davis vs Romero?
The Showtime PPV show is expected to begin at 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 2:00 AM (GTM).
What were the odds on Davis vs Romero?
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis was a 3/25 (-830) favourite going into the contest, while Rolando Romero made his way into the ring at 459/100 (+460) with oddsmakers.