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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).
Also, on the undercard Erislandy Lara beat Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan for the WBA World Middleweight championship, Jesus Alejandro 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 57 more professional rounds, 114 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 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Francisco Fonseca on 26th August 2017 by knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Liam Walsh on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jose Pedraza on 14th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Before that, he had won against Mario Macias Rorozco on 3rd June 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
He had beat Guillermo Avila on 1st April 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at DC Armory, Washington.
Romero had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Anthony Yigit on 17th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at AT&T Center, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Avery Sparrow on 23rd January 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jackson Marinez on 15th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Lightweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Before that, he had defeated Arturs Ahmetovs on 22nd February 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had beat Juan Carlos Cordones on 1st November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Nevada.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Rolando Romero had been fighting more than Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.
Going to this contest, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis had last fought 5 years, 3 months and 9 days ago, while Rolando Romero's last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 18 days ago.
Davis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Romero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 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.
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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.