‘I Can Hurt Him’ – Rolando Romero Claims He’s a Harder Puncher Than Gervonta Davis

Published 07/10/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Gervonta Davis of The United States celebrates with Floyd Mayweather following victory against Liam Walsh of England in the IBF World Junior Lightweight Championship match at Copper Box Arena on May 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)


Three-weight champion Gervonta Davis might look invincible at this point, especially after his back-to-back stoppage wins. However, Rolando Romero doesn’t seem intimidated by Tank’s prowess. The 25-year-old, who sees himself as a better fighter than Davis, has vowed to vanquish him if they ever collide inside the ring.

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Although the matchup is just a fantasy as of now, ‘Rolly’ still predicted an outcome to the intriguing collision and stunned several fans. In a chat with FightHype.com, Rolando Romero said, “I am the hardest puncher in the world under 147 lbs. So nobody can say s*** about it, you know. I can hurt him. Gervonta has power, he can crack, another thing. I can’t take that away from him. But like I said, I am a harder puncher. I am a harder puncher, I am longer, I am awkward.”

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Akin to Davis, Rolando Romero is also an undefeated boxer with a record of 13-0, including 11 KOs. The stats put him on a similar level to Gervonta Davis. While Romero is yet to bag a world title, he has already made a massive noise in the combat world with his unprecedented prowess. Hence, the American boxer can rightly call out his compatriot in Gervonta Davis.

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Following Gervonta Davis’ win against Mario Barrios for the WBA (regular) 140 lbs belt, his promoter, Floyd Mayweather, revealed the next steps for ‘Tank’. Per ‘TBE’, Gervonta Davis will compete against the fighters from PBC and Mayweather Promotions as of now. While it puts several fantasy fights into jeopardy, Davis vs Romero can still take place as the latter is under Mayweather Promotions.

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Both the fighters come from Mayweather Promotions and currently hold impressive resumes. Although Davis’ world championship status puts him away ahead of Romero, ‘Rolly’ can still be a tough opponent.

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This matchup can bring Davis back to 135 lbs. Meanwhile, as the list of possible opponents continues to grow for Gervonta Davis, Romero might just be another name in that list. Moreover, he may be the most viable name.

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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