Gervonta Davis will be returning to the ring against Rolando Romero on Dec 5th at the Staples Centre. However this match up has raised some eyebrows as Rolly seems to be so early, walking into a fight with Tank.
The fight has been scrutinized and questions fired at Mayweather Promotions for setting up the fight. However the CEO and the brains behind the match up actually think it’s safer to let them fight now.
“We figured it’s better to let them fight in the ring than in the street,” Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions told BoxingScene.com before emphasizing the deep-rooted animosity between the pair of unbeaten lightweights. “Look, these two do not like each other. At all!
“When they were at the [Errol]Spence-[Danny]Garcia fight last year in Texas, me and Floyd had to pull them apart. They were ready to bump right there. We thought they were gonna bump. Hell, if we didn’t pull them apart it would have been a better fight than Spence-Garcia turned out to be.”
Both fighters have some serious knockout potentials, whenever they meet in the ring. Rolly Romero goes into this fight with a (14-0, 12KO) record while Baltimore’s Gervonta Davis has a record of (25-0, 24KOs), which leaves this fight with very little chance of going the distance.
Davis has ended his last 16 fights within the distance, which includes his adventure at 140 pounds, an eleventh round knockout victory over Mario Barrios on June 26th at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The fight earned him the WBA “World” junior welterweight title.
Romero returned to the ring on July 17th and ended Anthony Yigit in the 7th round at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The fight ended a six month layoff since knocking out Avery Sparrow in the seventh round.
“I want Gervonta Davis at 140,” Romero exclaimed in his post-fight interview. “I want him at 140. I’m ready for him. Time to stop him. I’m gonna knock him out. I know what he can do, but I know what I can do. I’m a lot stronger.”
Following the win over Anthony Yigit, Romero expressed his desire to fight Gervonta Davis and this being clear Mayweather CEO Ellerbe has seen this two fighters have only hatred for themselves and it will definitely be good they settle up in the ring.
“You have two guys, who really, really don’t like each other,” noted Ellerbe. “A lot of times, you get these guys with their beef (before the fight) then they shake hands in the end.
“There’s not gonna be any of that shit in this one. These guys do not like each other. They do not like each other at all! I can’t wait to sit back and watch them try to knock each other the f*** out—and you know one of them is getting knocked out!”