“He Is Definitely a Tough Opponent”- Gervonta Davis Is Not Underestimating Rolando Romero

Published 11/24/2021, 8:41 AM EST
BALTIMORE, MD – JULY 27: Gervonta Davis punches Ricardo Nunez during the second round of their WBA super featherweight championship fight at Royal Farms Arena on July 27, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)


WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis has seen a last-minute change of opponent from Rolando Romero to Isaac Cruz, that has subsequently changed his whole ongoing camp. Romero and Cruz are pretty contrasting when it comes to their fighting style and the sudden replacement has clearly affected ‘Tank’.

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However, Davis is unfazed. Despite his unbeaten status, ‘Tank’ doesn’t intend to demean Cruz’s chances in an in-ring scrap. Instead, Davis believes that Isaac Cruz can offer a tougher challenge than ‘Rolly’ Romero. Ahead of their December 5 bout, Davis connected with Showtime Sports from his gym and addressed several scenarios.

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When asked about his opponent, Gervonta Davis said, “I know that he brings pressure more than Rolly. So, it’s gonna be actually more of an intense fight. This guy is good, I gotta come with my A-game. So I am definitely not sleeping on Cruz. He is definitely a tough opponent for sure.”

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Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz is a vicious puncher and holds a professional record of 22 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw. He has claimed 15 of those wins via KO and has more experience than Rolando Romero (14-0). Coming from a family of fighters, the 23-year-old Mexican star has all the features to become a world champion.

While Gervonta Davis will do every possible thing to hand Cruz his second pro-defeat, we can expect an intriguing collision between two prime lightweight fighters.

Gervonta Davis can go for another knockout

In a record of 25-0, Davis has 24 KOs under his name. The three-weight world champion has already become an elite knockout artist already and looks favorable to turn Cruz into an in-ring victim via stoppage.

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However, Cruz is also an expert at stopping his opponents. From fierce combinations to exceptional pace, the Mexican youngster has all the tools at his disposal. This will clearly demand a lot from Davis.

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 21: Gervonta Davis celebrates after he TKO’s Jesus Cuellar in the third round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Championship bout at Barclays Center on April 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

On looking at the Baltimore native’s activeness and recent drills, it’s hard to picture him losing against an underdog. Well, it will provide a massive opportunity for ‘Pitbull’ to shock the world.

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Who do you see winning? ‘Tank’ or ‘Pitbull’?

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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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