The lightweight division gets the spotlight Saturday evening at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Gervonta “Tank” Davis puts his WBA “regular” lightweight title on the line against Rolando Romero. The full card will air as a Showtime PPV and the main event is scheduled to get going at around 11:15 p.m. ET.
Davis comes into the bout with a record of 26-0 and is a -900 favorite to win at DraftKings Sportsbook. Total rounds is installed at 6.5 with the under favored at -120. The favored winning method is Davis by stoppage at -400, while a Davis decision is +500. Romero is 14-0 and holds the WBA’s interim lightweight title. Romero by stoppage is listed at +1000 and an upset decision is +1200.
We’ll be providing live updates throughout the bout, with scores after each round until we have a winner. Follow along below!
Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero round-by-round results
Round 1: Romero 10-9
The crowd is hyped up from the opening bell. Each fighter is feeling out their opponent as Romero begins with left jabs directly into the guard of Davis. Romero continues with the jab, but neither fighter has landed anything solid in the first two minutes of the round. Not a lot happened in this round other than the final seconds when they exchanged shots. Not much to judge here, but Romero landed some clean body shots, but this one is honestly a toss up.
Round 2: 10-9 Romero, 20-18
Davis’ prediction of a first-round knockout doesn’t come true and the second round begins. Romero looks to be the aggressor still looking to establish his jab and work off of it. Romero ups the tempo and lands some shots, Davis ends up on the mat, but Romero may have pushed him down. Romero seems motivated by the punches he landed and is getting more aggressive. Davis retreats but is able to land a straight left. They wrap up to end the round. I don’t think it was a knockdown so it stays 10-9.
Round 3: Romero 10-9, 30-27
Romero continues leaning on his jab, but Davis sneaky a really fast left past his guard. Romero lands a big combo that ends in a left hook. Romero lands another left hook that backs up Davis. Romero continues to land solid hooks. Davis definitely looks surprised but isn’t stunned by the shots. Davis gets Romero to the ropes, but Romero backs him off with another hook. Davis seems caught off guard and Romero is controlling this one early.
Round 4: 10-9 Davis, 37-39
Romero seems a little skittish to start the round, but Davis dances away from him. Davis stepped into a left hand and grazed the side of Romero’s head. Davis and Romero exchange body shots and then strong lefts. Davis is starting to throw a jab and connects with a nice left hook after a right jab. Davis sneaks in another shot and, in my opinion, takes his first round of the night.
Round 5: Davis 10-9, 47-48
Davis is looking for a big left hook but isn’t able to land it as Romero dodges and continues to jab with his left. Davis lands a clean left to the side of Romero’s head. Davis throws an extended jab and cries out. It may be from missing the shot or it could be from a tweaked injury, but no indication yet. Davis doesn’t seem too affected as he continues going for left hooks. Romero put an elbow into Davis’ throat during a tie-up.
Round 6: Davis TKO-6
The round starts and Davis starts chirping to the crowd. Romero leaning on the jabs and catches Davis a little low. Romero has been warned for the low shot and for elbows in the tie-up. Davis tries to dodge a left hook and ends up catching a right. Romero tries to go on the offensive and Davis catches him with a big counter with the left hand. Romero goes to the mat and this one is over as the ref waves it off.