“A Lot of Disturbing Stuff”: Showtime President Reacts to Rolly Romero’s Recent Controversy

Published 10/30/2021, 6:00 AM EDT


Undefeated lightweight star Rolly Romero has just earned his shot at the boxing gold and will face Gervonta Davis on December 5 in what can be a career-defining phase for him. However, it may be in jeopardy as he is in some serious trouble after the recent allegations on social media.

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The WBA Interim lightweight champion has accepted none of those charges against him, but the matter seems to be turning serious. Per reports, one of his alleged victims even claimed to have filed a police complaint against Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero.

This clearly doesn’t sit well for the nearing Davis vs Romero lightweight title clash. Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza has also given views on the scenario.

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In a chat with Behind The Gloves, he said, “We are just surprised as everybody else. It’s a lot of disturbing stuff, a lot of concerning allegations. We are looking at it very closely. We don’t want to rush into the decision before we know all the facts. So, we are monitoring it. And we don’t have a decision to offer to the comment at this time. But we are definitely keeping an eye on it, as it develops.”

The lightweight title bout is still on. Two undefeated boxers- Romero and Davis will collide in a 12-round headliner for the WBA 135 lbs belt, which is currently held by ‘Tank’ Davis. However, as the situation with Romero is developing, anything can happen.

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Davis, who is ready to offer action to ‘Rolly’ in the ring, didn’t miss a chance to throw shade at his rival after the recent charges on him. ‘Tank’ wrote, “Let me handle him.”

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Following a sensational TKO win over Mario Barrios at 140 lbs, Gervonta Davis has moved down to 135 to defend his lightweight world title. He has been supremely active in the past few years and has been stopping most of his opponents. In an active career of 25-0, ‘Tank’ has 24 KOs to showcase. These numbers dwarf Romero’s 14-0 resume, in which he has earned 12 KOs.

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Well, boxing isn’t a game of numbers. Romero is an elite youngster and has been on a surging rise in his career. As he now has a grand opportunity ahead, we can see a massive upset happen.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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