Gervonta Davis knocks out Rolly Romero with a punch before confirming he will continue to fight under Floyd Mayweather


One punch was all Gervonta Davis needed to end his feud with Rolly Romero and retain his secondary WBA lightweight title on Saturday night.

‘Tank’ blasted Romero with a huge left hand late in the sixth round that sent the previously unbeaten 26-year-old into the ropes before hitting the canvas at the sold-out Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

One shot was all Davis needed to defend his belt
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Romero managed to beat the count, but despite getting back to his feet, he was ruled in no condition to continue by referee Dave Fields who called off the 12-round lightweight title fight at 2:49 of the sixth frame.

Prior to the stoppage, Davis found himself in a highly competitive and potentially dangerous fight. Romero was leading 48-47 on a scorecard at the time of the stoppage. The Baltimore native was ahead on two maps, 49-46 and 48-47, in five rounds.

During his post-fight interview, Davis claimed he didn’t even put power on the shot that ended the fight and suggested his opponent ran into it, such as the knockout loss. of Manny Pacquiao against Juan Manuel Marquez.

“The crazy thing is, I didn’t even throw that hard,” Davis told Jim Gray.

“I just threw it away. He just ran into it. Something like when Pacquiao got caught by what’s his name? Yeah, I don’t even throw it hard.

Gervonta Davis knocks out Rolly Romero with a punch before confirming he will continue to fight under Floyd Mayweather
Mayweather’s absence from Davis against Romero was very notable
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Gervonta Davis knocks out Rolly Romero with a punch before confirming he will continue to fight under Floyd Mayweather
Gervonta is Mayweather’s protege
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Davis was expected to become the most sorted free agent after his fight with Romero, as it was the last of his contract with Floyd Mayweather’s promotional outlet.

Mayweather’s absence from fight week and fight night suggested Davis was about to strike out on his own, but the man himself said otherwise in his post-fight press conference. .

After answering questions from reporters, Davis hugged Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe and confirmed he was going nowhere.

“Always Mayweather Promotions, baby,” he said with a smile.

A clearly delighted Ellebre laughed as he asked his fighter to “say it one more time” before the pair walked off stage after another successful night in the office.




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