Before the pandemic, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center quickly gained a reputation as the new Mecca of East Coast boxing.
That status was earned due in large part to fight nights presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
On Saturday, May 28, PBC looks to pick up where they left off as Gervonta “Tank” Davis (26-0, 24 KOs) returns to the ring in a grudge match against Rolando “Rolly” Romero (14-0, 12 KOs).
Davis, who wowed the Brooklyn crowd in 2017 when he stopped Jose Pedraza to earn the IBF Junior Lightweight title, hopes to deliver another impactful knockout victory against Romero.
If the pre-fight buildup is any indication of how fight night will go, we are sure that Rolly will not bow out quietly. The self proclaimed “Dwarf Slayer” hopes to end Davis’ undefeated run and claim the WBA World Lightweight title in the process.
The two fighters met at Barclays on Thursday, April 7, and the face-to-face confrontation (which lasted almost two minutes) did not disappoint.
Davis is banking on his experience, and feels like he is a class above Romero.
“We seen that Rolly choked up in the press conference when lights and shit was in his face,” said Davis. “So, we’ll come fight night when everybody cheering against him.”
Tank has proven that his fans will travel across the country to support him, and being from Baltimore, it won’t be a far drive for his supporters to make and show up in numbers on May 28.
But, Rolly has embraced the role of the underdog and villain, and looks to use a victory over Davis to propel his popularity.
“It’s going to say a lot about my legacy when I knock him out,” said Romero. “Tank gets punched a lot. I think he’s going to run right into something big.”
Whoever comes out on top, one thing seems certain, this fight will not be going the distance.