A rivalry will be settled Saturday night when Gervonta Davis and Rolando Romero face off for the WBA (Regular) lightweight title at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
A 2012 Golden Gloves champion, Davis made his pro debut in 2013. He won the IBF super featherweight title in 2017, then lost it later that year after missing weight for a fight against Francisco Fonseca. In 2018, Davis won the WBA (Super) super featherweight title and then became WBA (Regular) lightweight champion against Yuriorkis Gamboa in 2019.
Davis captured the WBA (Super) super featherweight title in October 2020 with a knockout victory over Leo Santa Cruz. After changing divisions again, Davis beat Mario Barrios to win the WBA (Regular) super lightweight title. His last fight was in December, a win over Isaac Cruz to retain the WBA (Regular) lightweight title.
Romero made his pro debut in 2016. He won the interim WBA lightweight title in August 2020 against Jackson Marinez. In his last bout in July, Romero faced Anthony Yigit. The interim title was not on the line since Yigit missed weight. Romero beat him in the seventh round via TKO.
The two were supposed to fight last Dec. 5, but Romero was pulled from the fight after sexual assault allegations were made against him. No charges were filed after a few weeks, and the bout was back on.
Davis has his own history of legal issues, including being arrested on charges of simple battery and domestic abuse against his former girlfriend. The incident took place in February 2020 at a basketball game.
The Sporting News will be providing live updates, results and highlights from fight night at Barclays Center.
Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero live results, updates
The main-card coverage for Davis and Romero will begin at 9 p.m. ET.
When is Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero?
- Date: Saturday, May 28
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET
- Main event: 11:30 p.m. ET (approximate)
Gervonta Davis and Rolando Romero will face off on May 28. The main event should begin around 11:30 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero
Fans can watch Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero via Showtime pay-per-view. The fight can be streamed on Showtime via Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox ONE, a laptop and any mobile or tablet device.
Davis vs. Romero PPV price: How much does the fight cost?
The fight will cost $74.99 on pay-per-view.
Fans can also order the event in the U.S. and Canada via iNDEMAND: PPV.com ($74.99).
Davis vs. Romero fight card
- Gervonta Davis (c) vs. Rolando Romero for the WBA (Regular) lightweight title
- Erislandy Lara (c) vs.Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan for the WBA (Regular) middleweight title
- Jesus Ramos vs. Luke Santamaria; super welterweights
- Eduardo Ramirez vs. Luis Melendez; super featherweights