“It’s time to indicate that I’m one of many guys who’s to not be performed with. It begins with him and it’s going to proceed,” – Davis

“I’m going to go in there and hit him with one punch and we’re going to be performed,” – Romero

5-Time World Champion Gervonta Davis Defends WBA Light-weight Title Towards Unbeaten Prime Contender Rolando Romero Headlining SHOWTIME PPV® This Saturday, Could 28 in Premier Boxing Champions Occasion from Barclays Heart in Brooklyn
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BROOKLYN – Could 26, 2022 – 5-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis, boxing’s hottest younger attraction, and unbeaten No.1 ranked contender and necessary challenger Rolando Romero squared off at a tense remaining press convention Thursday earlier than they meet within the SHOWTIME PPV essential occasion this Saturday, Could 28 headlining a Premier Boxing Champions occasion from Barclays Heart in Brooklyn.

The unbeaten rivals headline the PPV telecast starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and restated their intention to shut the present Saturday night time in emphatic model. Davis will return to the sight of his star-making 2017 knockout over Jose Pedraza that noticed him seize his first world title and supply the primary glimpse on the field workplace sensation he would develop into.

Tickets for the stay occasion, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, GTD Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and may be bought via and Tickets are additionally accessible for buy on the American Specific Field Workplace at Barclays Heart.

Here’s what the press convention individuals needed to say Thursday from Brooklyn Marriott:


“I need to thank everyone for popping out. I recognize everybody who got here out at present and everybody who made this struggle occur. I’m prepared and I’m glad to be at this level. The speaking is over and the time for combating is now.

“We’ve been working exhausting in camp and we all know that ‘Rolly’ goes to come back out in spherical one and attempt to knock me out like he stated. I’ll be prepared for that. I’ll see everybody Saturday. The time is right here and I’m prepared.

“I’m excited to be again in Brooklyn and again at Barclays Heart. This can be a nice metropolis that at all times reveals me love. It’s at all times been like a second dwelling to me. I’m grateful to be again.

“I received my first title right here in Brooklyn after which received a second title at Barclays Heart as properly. I really feel like this struggle at this area is nice for boxing.

“I’m maturing and I’m nonetheless studying as I stroll this path. I’ve the folks that I began with round me and I’m grateful. Nothing else to say besides Saturday night time is ‘Rolly’s’ due date.

“That is going to be fireworks. It’s going to be loopy in there. I simply hope he doesn’t use his elbows like he does loads.

“I don’t assume he’s awkward. I simply assume he’s a man who simply began combating. He’s like somebody who simply got here into the fitness center. He’s like somebody who thinks he’s good now despite the fact that he hasn’t gotten it down pat but. Actual fighters know awkward fighters, he’s only a dumb fighter.

“I simply need to present folks that there are totally different ranges in relation to boxing. There are folks that play boxing and there are individuals who have been doing this since they have been youngsters. It’s time to indicate that I’m one of many guys who’s to not be performed with. It begins with him and it’s going to proceed.”


“This man Davis talks about every little thing however the struggle. He’s taking this struggle personally. My job is simply to beat him up. He’s very emotional. That’s why I’ve been calling him out.

“He has a giant head for me to hit. I’m not going to say what punch I’m getting him with, however you’re all going to see on Saturday night time. That is ending in a single spherical.

“I’m able to get violent within the ring. I’m smiling proper now, however Saturday goes to be totally different. I really feel extraordinarily calm within the ring. I get into ‘Rolly’ mode.

“He by no means is aware of what to say or the way to react to something. He’s taking this struggle too critical. When have you ever seen him this skinny earlier than a struggle? He’s frightened of me.

“You guys are going to see ‘Tank’ get knocked out in a single spherical Saturday night time at Barclays Heart. Nothing else must be stated.

“I acquired up to now sooner than anybody else and I’m right here for a cause. I’m the brand new face of boxing and everybody goes to see on Saturday after I knock ‘Tank’ out.

“All ‘Tank’ does is similar fundamental pad work like everybody else. All of them get knocked out after they run into a giant puncher. Similar to his man Adrien Broner, that is going to be an Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana sequel.

“I’m going to go in there and hit him with one punch and we’re going to be performed.”

LEONARD ELLERBE, CEO of Mayweather Promotions

“Saturday night time can’t get right here quick sufficient. I’ve been in and round this sport for properly over 45 years and I can actually say that this is likely one of the most anticipated fights that I’ve been concerned with.

“Come Saturday night time, anyone goes to lose and anyone is getting knocked out. I do know each guys are in great form. They’ve had glorious camps. It doesn’t matter what anybody says, each guys have gotten up for this struggle.

“In my eyes, it is a very harmful struggle for each guys. Typically there’s a one who is meant to win, however it doesn’t come out like that. Typically that particular person will get it performed.

“During the last 12 months we’ve all seen Canelo Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao, Mikey Garcia, Teofimo Lopez, Anthony Joshua and Chris Colbert all got here into their fights realizing they have been going to win the struggle, and in some way they got here up quick.

“While you have a look at ‘Tank’, he’s doing precisely what he’s alleged to be doing. He’s among the best fighters in all the world. While you have a look at ‘Rolly’, lots of people discuss what he can’t do, however from expertise, that appears totally different while you’re up in it within the ring.”

STEPHEN ESPINOZA, President of SHOWTIME Sports activities

“That is the third struggle on a really intense six-week stretch of high-level boxing on SHOWTIME. It’s a part of an unimaginable run of prime tier fights on the community. Now, we now have this grudge match between one of many sports activities brightest younger stars in Gervonta Davis, and his most heated rival, the ability punching Okay.O. artist Rolando Romero.

“No different community is televising extra significant, excessive stakes and entertaining fights. These guys all watch one another’s fights they usually’re aggressive and nobody desires to place up a boring struggle. I’m very assured that this streak of stoppages will proceed. Neither fighter desires this to go 12 rounds.

“SHOWTIME televised the primary boxing occasion at Barclays Heart, and since then we’ve performed 20 extra, making Saturday our 22nd struggle at Barclays Heart. ‘Tank’s’ first struggle at Barclays Heart was memorable in itself, and since then he’s offered out venues in L.A., Atlanta and Baltimore, and now again to Brooklyn, the place he’s on observe for one more sellout

“This will likely be ‘Tank’s’ 12th time combating on SHOWTIME and we’re thrilled to have watched him develop up and mature into one of many largest stars in boxing. When ‘Tank’ fights, it’s an occasion, and this one often is the most enjoyable one but.

“While you discuss concerning the younger stars of boxing, ‘Tank’ is in a category by himself. There isn’t one other younger fighter within the sport who generates the thrill and pleasure that ‘Tank’ does. However none of that issues on Saturday night time.

“Romero has confirmed himself on SHOWTIME earlier than. You’ll be able to name him awkward or unorthodox, you may say something you need. One factor you may’t argue with is ‘Rolly’s’ energy. That’s what has everyone so intrigued.”


Davis vs. Romero will see five-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis defend his WBA Light-weight Title in opposition to unbeaten No. 1 ranked contender and necessary challenger Rolando Romero on Saturday, Could 28 stay on SHOWTIME PPV from Barclays Heart in Brooklyn headlining a Premier Boxing Champions occasion.
The pay-per-view telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and options two division world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara defending his WBA Middleweight Title in opposition to hard-hitting Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan within the co-main occasion. Plus, sensational younger star Jesús “Mono” Ramos faces Luke Santamaría in a 10-round tremendous welterweight showdown, whereas hard-hitting contender Eduardo Ramírez battles Puerto Rico’s Luis Meléndez within the 10-round tremendous featherweight telecast opener.

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