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Gervonta Davis Compares Rolando Romero Win With Juan Manuel Marquez’s Knockout Over Manny Pacquiao

Published 05/29/2022, 3:53 AM EDT

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Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis tore apart his WBA lightweight mandatory challenger Rolando Romero in a spectacular fashion on SHOWTIME PPV from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The three-weight division champ stopped the No.1 contender in the sixth round with a lethal left hook.


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The punch was so devastating that Romero could not balance his body weight and fell on the canvas.

After scoring the winning shot, the most electrifying knockout machine, Gervonta Davis had a few words with the ring man. Amid heavy applause and cheering, the 27-year-old Baltimore stalwart recalled the epic trilogy between two boxing greats, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.

He compared his win over Rolando Romero to Juan Manuel Marquez’s knockout over Manny Pacquiao.

Notably, after one draw and two controversial decisions, the Filipino legend, Pacquiao and Mexican hero Marquez, decided to meet for the fourth and final time in the ring.

The pretty hyped showdown ended on an unexpected note. Manuel Marquez came out victorious with a deadly right hook. It was crafted so well that ‘Pacqman’ slept on the floor for a few minutes.

However, in Romero’s case, the shot and setup were identical. The only difference was that Romero was able to get up. But the results are similar as Romero could not gather himself well enough to fight. His legs were stumbling and his body language was not showing the signs of recovery, so the referee stopped the bout declaring a TKO win for Floyd Mayweather’s protege.

Highlights of the clash between Gervonta Davis and Rolando Romero

After much drama and intense trash talk, Gervonta Davis finally squared off in the ring with his rival Romero. The undefeated pair with 14-0 and 27-0 amped up the expectations of the fans from this bout.


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The fight began on a cautious note, though Romero seemed more in control during the initial stages of the fight. He landed the first shot and pushed the champion to his back foot. Initial rounds were good for Romero, he was scoring well and winning rounds over Davis.


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However, things started to change when Davis came into the rhythm. Better defense and smooth footwork did well for Davis and he gave a finishing touch to the event in the 6th round, similar to Marquez’s victory.


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WATCH THIS STORY: “I Turned Around And Pushed Him”–Gervonta Davis Details An Altercation He Had With Rival Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero

What do you think of Davis’ remark after winning the battle? Let us know in the comments below.



Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar