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Who is Rolando Romero? Background, record, championships, biggest wins of Gervonta 'Tank' Davis' next opponent

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Gervonta 'Tank' Davis finally gets to face Rolando Romero after their inital bout in December was delayed. 

Romero was the subject of a sexual assault case which resulted in the 26-year-old being replaced by Isaac Cruz. The case since then has been dropped. 

Now Romero will be looking to pull off a huge upset against one of boxing's hardest punchers, who will also have an eye on getting a world title shot with a win. 

Championships

This will be Romero's first attempt at winning a world title, albeit this fight is for the WBA (regular) world lightweight title, not the 'super' title which is held by George Kambosos Jr. 

Biggest win

With just 14 professional fights on his record, Romero is still a relative novice in the sport, but his most recent win which was a seventh round stoppage win against Anthony Yigit in July 2021 - the biggest success of his career so far. 

Yigit boasted a 24-1-1 record going into the fight making him the most experienced opponent Romero has faced, and to stop someone with significant experience in just your 14th fight, it's an achievement to be commended. 

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   
  • UK: TBA

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

  • Nationality: American   
  • Born: November 7, 1994
  • Height: 5' 5.5"   
  • Reach: 67.5"   
  • Total Fights: 26   
  • Record: 26-0 (24 KOs)

Rolando Romero record and bio

  • Nationality: American   
  • Born: October 14, 1995
  • Height: 5'8"   
  • Reach: 68"   
  • 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

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