Gervonta Davis embarrassed her next opponent Rolly Romero by pushing him off stage during their weigh-in.
A heated event culminated when Davis and Romero came face to face on stage, and when they bowed for the cameras, Romero made the mistake of doing it Davis’ way.
‘Tank’, who has his last fight under Floyd Mayweather this weekend, shoved his opponent and a heated confrontation ensued.
Davis and Romero square off for Tank’s WBA lightweight (regular) title at the Barclays Center in New York, but as you can see in the video below, the action started early:
When asked why he pushed Romero after the weigh-in, Davis offered a very candid apology.
Davis later told PBC, “I just saw him on the edge of the stage, so I pushed him.”
Romero has clearly stepped into the shoes of Davis, but the undefeated American, 26-0, doesn’t want to knock Romero out, he wants to punish him.
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He said, “He talks too much, though. I saw he was ready. It was different from all the other times we played each other.
“Today he looked like he was ready. I think all discussions are over. Now is the time.
“We’re a few hours away, and we’re both ready to do our thing. I think I was made for this.
“It’s a moment where I show that I’m not an average fighter. I’m definitely ready and looking forward to it.
“Hopefully he can fight and I can show the world that I’m better than a lot of those guys who fight on TV.
“I want his coach to stop this so I feel like I beat him and his coach, not just him.
“A knockout is just a fluke. I want to beat him really hard.
Davis is 26-0 with 24 knockouts, but he becomes a free agent after that fight.
Eddie Hearn has already told talkSPORT he will pursue the 27-year-old.
Romero is 14-0 and the 26-year-old has 12 knockout wins.
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