It may be a case of don’t blink for fans watching Saturday’s lightweight title bout between Gervonta Davis and Rolando Romero.
The final press conference took place yesterday ahead of a potentially explosive affair all set to go down at Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre.
Each man carries clear dislike for the other and it would take a brave man to bet on the fight going the distance. Their records combine 40 fights with 36 ending inside the distance.
“This is going to be fireworks,” said Davis (26-0, 24 KOs) who will be defending his WBA belt.
“I just want to show people that there are different levels when it comes to boxing. There are people that play boxing and there are people who have been doing this since they were kids. It’s time to show that I’m one of the guys who’s not to be played with. It starts with him and it’s going to
“I’m ready to get violent in the ring,” the challenger responded who is taking a significant step up in his career from anyone he has faced.
“All ‘Tank’ does is the same basic pad work like everyone else. They all get knocked out when they run into a big puncher. Just like his guy Adrien Broner, this is going to be an Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana sequel.”
Davis has painted a picture of calm this week with the media throwing everything at him about his exit from Mayweather Promotions which comes after Saturday night. And while the 27-year-old southpaw reminded everyone of his current serene state there was still time to squeeze in a message for ‘Rolly’.
“I’m maturing and I’m still learning as I walk this path. I have the people that I started with around me and I’m grateful. Nothing else to say except Saturday night is ‘Rolly’s’ due date.”
Romero (14-0, 12 KOS) believes Davis is being too serious and ‘very emotional’ before reiterating his fight prediction.
“I’m going to go in there and hit him with one punch and we’re going to be done.
“I’m the new face of boxing and everyone is going to see on Saturday when I knock ‘Tank’ out.”