Davis has knocked out 24 of his 26 opponents as a professional while Romero has also only gone to decision twice in his 14 career fights. Both men are undefeated and will be looking to pick up the win and move on to even bigger things, including a potential future showdown with the winner of the undisputed lightweight championship fight between George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney in Australia this June.
The undercard fills out with three more bouts on PPV. Veterans Erislandy Lara and Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan are set to battle it out for the secondary WBA title at middleweight in the co-main event. Lara, 39, has won three in a row since a draw against Brian Castano and a loss to Jarrett Hurd in 2019 and 2018, respectively. O'Sullivan, 37, has won three of his last four with the lone loss coming by TKO to Jaime Munguia in January 2020.
Plus, Jesus Ramos is set to slug it out with Luke Santamaria in a junior middleweight contest. And Eduardo Ramirez battles Luis Melendez in a junior lightweight contest to open the PPV festivities.
The card takes place inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and features four fights on the pay-per-view broadcast, each of which has the potential to bring thrilling action to the ring.
The action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime pay-per-view. The full fight card with odds from Caesars Sportsbook and complete viewing information is listed below.
Date: May 28 | Location: Barclays Center -- Brooklyn, New York
Start time: 9 p.m. ET
How to watch: Showtime PPV | Price: $74.99
Stream: Showtime.com (order now)
Davis vs. Romero fight card, odds
Gervonta Davis -800 vs. Rolando Romero +550, WBA "regular" lightweight title
Erislandy Lara -1600 vs. Gary O'Sullivan +900, WBA "regular" middleweight title
Jesus Ramos -1100 vs. Luke Santamaria +700, junior middleweights
Eduardo Ramirez -370 vs. Luis Melendez +290, junior lightweights
This Saturday night at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY, WBA (regular) lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (26-0) defends his title against Rolando Romero (14-0). This fight has some interesting storylines, which include their personal dislike of each other and the talks of this being the last fight for Davis under Mayweather Promotions.
The last time we saw Davis in the ring was back in December against Isaac Cruz (23-2-1), which was much closer to a fight than many predicted. Davis did suffer an injury to his hand, which led him to finish the fight by throwing punches from one hand. He has expressed his frustrations with Mayweather Promotions and has indicated that contractually this is his last fight with them. Davis’ power and speed are undeniable, and he will need both of those things on Saturday night against Romero.
The feud between Gervonta Davis and Rolando Romero is as real as it gets. Every form of trash talk and offensive comments have come out of their respective mouths when talking about one another.
The knockout artists will finally let their fists do the talking on Saturday as Davis defends the WBA (regular) lightweight title against Romero from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Davis and Romero were set to lock horns in December. But Romero was the subject of a sexual assault case and was subsequently pulled from the fight and replaced by Isaac Cruz. The case was later dropped, which cleared the way for Romero to get the fight he’s been looking for.
Cruz gave ‘Tank’ a more challenging fight than many expected. But when it was all said and done, Davis showed championship heart in the 12th and final round to win by unanimous decision. The 27-year-old finally gets to settle the score and looks to quiet all the talking once and for all.
“We’re ready, and we’ve been in camp,” Davis said at their press conference in April. “This isn’t our first time getting ready for ‘Rolly’. We saw how he choked up when the lights are in his face. We’ll see how he reacts when everyone is cheering against him on fight night.”
Here is everything you need to know about Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero.
Davis vs. Romero Fight Date, Start Time
Date: Saturday, May 28 Main card: 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. GMT Main event ringwalks (approx): 11:15 p.m. ET / 4:15 a.m. GMT
The main card is set to get underway at 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. GMT with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 11:15 p.m. ET / 4:15 a.m. GMT. These timings are subject to change due to the length of the undercard fights.
Davis vs. Romero Fight Card
Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero for Davis’ WBA (regular) Lightweight titleErislandy Lara vs. Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan for Lara’s WBA (regular) Middleweight titleJesus Ramos vs. Luke Santamaria; Junior MiddleweightEduardo Ramirez vs. Luis Melendez; Junior Lightweight
How to watch Davis vs Romero Live
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Final Word About Davis vs. Romero
Five-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis defends his WBA lightweight title against No. 1 ranked contender Rolando Romero. Powerhouse puncher Davis has never lost a fight, but undefeated Romero is forging his own legacy to claim the hard-earned throne. At the legendary Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where Davis won his first two titles, the fierce rivalry between these two undefeated fighters heats up to be the real fireworks of Memorial Day weekend. Davis vs. Romero, live on Pay-Per-View, Saturday, May 28 at 9pm ET/6pm PT.