Sunday, February 05, 2023  |


Some Chaos takes place at the Gervonta Davis-Rolando Romero weigh-in from Brooklyn


It’s a fight many have been waiting for and a fight that the fighters, Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Rolando “Rolly” Romero, have wanted themselves for some time.

Davis (26-0, 24 knockouts), The Ring’s No. 4-rated lightweight, will be defending his secondary WBA title when he meets Romero (14-0, 12 KOs) on Saturday in a Premier Boxing Champions headliner, live on SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Davis came in at 133¾ pounds, while Romero was at 134¼ pounds. There was almost some stupidity that took over, when Davis lightly shoved Romero, who had stepped in front of him when they were flexing. Some chaos ensued with the two camps shoving each other for a few minutes, before everything came to order and the stage was cleared.

“I just hit him off the edge of the stage, I just pushed him,” Davis said smiling.

Davis says he’s going to “massacre” Romero. Rolly says this animosity between the two, “is real, I want to beat the f—k out of him, I don’t f—king like him, I don’t like the way he f—king looks, I don’t like the way he f—king acts, he’s a really sh—y person, I think he’s a sh—t person inside and outside the ring,” Romero said. “He’s a piece of sh—t person, and honestly, this goes back to when he pushed me one time and I went to swing at him and he ran behind some security, because he’s a f—king p—y, too. He only acts hard when he’s around people, but by himself, he’s the biggest bitch in the world.

“He’ll be by himself Saturday night when I get him.”

Here are the weights:

WBA (Regular) Lightweight Title – 12 Rounds

Gervonta Davis (26-0, 24 KOs), 133¾ pounds vs. Rolando Romero (14-0, 12 KOs), 134¼ pounds

WBA (Regular) Middleweight Title – 12 Rounds

Erislandy Lara (28-3-3, 16 KOs), 159¾ pounds vs. Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (31-4, 21 KOs), 159 pounds

Junior Middleweights – 12 Rounds

Jesus Ramos (18-0, 15 KOs), 153½ pounds vs. Luke Santamaria (13-2-1, 7 KOs), 154 pounds

Junior Lightweights – 10 Rounds

Eduardo Ramirez (26-2-3, 12 KOs), 130 pounds vs. Luis Melendez (17-1, 13 KOs), 130 pounds

Junior Middleweights – 10 Rounds

Luis Arias (19-3-1, 9 KOs), 155¼ pounds vs. Jimmy Williams (18-7-2, 6 KOs), 154 pounds

Welterweights – 6 Rounds

Jalil Hackett (3-0, 2 KOs), 145 pounds vs. Jose Belloso (4-0, 4 KOs), 145¾ pounds


Joseph Santoliquito is an award-winning sportswriter who has been working for Ring Magazine/ since October 1997 and is the president of the Boxing Writers Association of America. He can be followed on twitter @JSantoliquito.


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