Huge-time boxing returns to Barclays Heart in Brooklyn as five-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis defends his light-weight title towards unbeaten No. 1-ranked contender and obligatory challenger Rolando Romero on Saturday, Might 28 headlining a SHOWTIME PPV in an occasion offered by Premier Boxing Champions.
A 3-division world champion, Davis returns to Barclays Heart the place he delivered a star-making efficiency in 2017 as he thrilled the Brooklyn crowd by stopping Jose Pedraza to seize his first world title. The 27-year-old additionally owns a 2018 TKO win over Jesus Cuellar at Barclays Heart that earned Davis his second world title. Now, in his third look on the venue, Davis will headline in Brooklyn for the primary time.
“We’re bringing a monster occasion to Barclays Heart on Might 28,” stated Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “That is positively one that you just don’t wish to miss. ‘Tank’ and ‘Rolly’ have some unfinished enterprise and it’s lastly going to be settled. Neither certainly one of them imagine that the battle goes the gap, and to be frank, I don’t both. Don’t wait to get your tickets. See you in Brooklyn on Might 28.”
Davis (26-0, 24 KOs), star of the Mayweather Promotions steady, added one other spotlight crammed 12 months to his resume in 2021, topping two SHOWTIME PPV occasions. In June he stopped beforehand unbeaten Mario Barrios to seize a 140-pound title and grow to be a three-division world champion earlier than turning away prime light-weight contender Isaac Cruz in a profitable December 5 title protection. In October 2020, Davis scored an emphatic knockout over Leo Santa Cruz, making him the primary individual to ever drop the four-division champion. Davis has asserted himself as a must-see headline attraction, promoting out venues in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Baltimore, ever since bursting onto the scene with that explosive knockout victory over Pedraza. The Baltimore-native captured his light-weight championship with a Twelfth-round knockout of former champion Yuriorkis Gamboa in December 2019.
“I’m excited and looking out ahead to preventing once more in Brooklyn,” stated Davis, who shall be making his Twelfth look on Showtime and fourth headlining on Showtime PPV. “I’ve unfinished enterprise with ‘Rolly’ and nonetheless plan on punishing him for so long as the battle lasts. Be sure to seize your tickets as quickly as they go on sale or purchase the Showtime PPV in the event you’re not going to have the ability to make it. I’ll be able to placed on a present on Might 28 in entrance of all the good boxing followers at Barclays Heart and all over the world!”
Additionally a member of the Mayweather Promotions steady, Romero (14-0, 12 KOs) backs up his brash discuss with energy in each palms and an thrilling and distinctive model that makes him must-see at any time when he steps into the ring. Romero received an interim title in August 2020 by incomes a detailed however unanimous resolution over then unbeaten Jackson Marinez. The 26-year-old adopted that victory up with a pair of spectacular knockout triumphs in his final two fights. He dominated slick contender Avery Sparrow on his technique to a seventh-round stoppage in January 2021, earlier than most just lately dropping former title challenger Anthony Yigit 3 times on his technique to one other seventh-round stoppage in July 2021. Combating out of Las Vegas, the undefeated Romero started his professional profession with knockouts in 10 of his first 11 fights.