Three-weight world champion Gervonta Davis is set to take on Rolly Romero in New York as one of boxing’s greatest talents returns
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Rising star Gervonta Davis will be in action tonight as he takes on the lightweight challenge of Rolly Romero.
Davis will return for the first time since beating Isaac Cruz on points in December in what may be his last fight under the promotion of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. Davis was originally scheduled to face Romero late last year, but his rival was pulled from the fight over sexual assault allegations.
Romero’s name has now been cleared, the investigation into the allegations has been completed and no charges have been filed. Davis is looking for another break soon to avoid a clash with the winner of Devin Haney’s title fight with George Kambosos Jr.
Find out everything you need to know ahead of Davis’ latest bow right here…
What time do the fights take place?
Ring walks for the main event are expected to start at 4am in the UK, with the undercard starting at 1am. The fight will take place at the Brooklyn Center in New York in the early hours of Sunday May 29 in the UK.
How to Watch via TV and Live Stream
Viewers in the UK can buy the fight via streaming service FITE TV in a one-off pay-per-view priced at £10.50.
Customers can watch the event via the FITE TV app, which is available on tablets and mobile devices in addition to computers and laptops.
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Davis: “I’m not emotional about what ‘Rolly’ is saying. At first I was, but he showed me that he’s just a hype job. He’s trying to get excited to get into the fight. It feels like he’s misbehaving right now. He’s never been in this position and it shows.
“I think I’m growing as I continue down this path. I feel like I’m getting better every day. I try to walk like a champion as much as I fight like a champion. I have two amazing daughters that I’m trying to raise and I’m trying to be the best person I can be.
“It’s going to be one hell of a fight. I know there will be fireworks for sure. He comes with a lot of power and emotion and I will definitely come with my strength. I can barely wait for it. It’s a big night for boxers.”
Romero: “Check out the synopsis of his struggles. He’s dealing with drained dudes, British fighters, 122- and 126-pounders and dudes past their prime. Mario Barrios was exonerated in a bloody bathtub for eight hours. I also thought Isaac Cruz beat him up.
“Davis hasn’t shown up twice for sparring when we agreed because he’s scared of me. He says I’m scared, but the guy is scared of me. I’m gonna go in there and beat him up. This is my only game plan. Earn your money by betting on me in this fight. We will all get rich together.”