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“Punches 1,000,000 X Harder” Than Gervonta Davis: Boxer Knocked Out by ‘Tank’ Claims to Have Fought a Better Fighter in the Boxer He Defeated

Published 05/14/2023, 9:49 PM EDT

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Before becoming the current WBA world super lightweight title holder, Rolando Romero squared off against Gervonta Davis with the latter’s WBA title on the line. Despite being the shorter fighter, Davis exposed Romero, and in the 6th round of the fight, he dropped him to win the bout via a technical knockout. A year later, Romero has now fought Ismael Barroso in his latest fight.

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Romero, who was 13 years younger, won the mentioned fight via a TKO in the 9th round. Following the end of the bout, Romero, who wants a rematch with Gervonta Davis, made a bold statement. In his opinion, the 40-year-old Ismael Barroso exceeded the then-27-year-old Gervonta Davis when he fought Romero inside the squared circle.

Rolando Romero claims Ismael Barroso punches way harder than Gervonta Davis


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After fighting Barrosso for the WBA world super lightweight title, Rolando Romero is of the view that the former is “one of the dudes that have cement in their family.” As per his description, Barrosso can punch and crack. Precisely, one fighting against him “could feel everything“. On being asked how hard Barroso punched compared to Gervonta Davis, Romero replied in a hyperbolic statement.


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He’s one of the dudes that have cement in his family. He punched man, he can crack. You could feel everything. He punches a million times harder [than ‘Tank’]. I’m not exaggerating,” told Romero. Anyway, Romero, who suffered his first professional defeat against Gervonta Davis feels he is once again back in the game. In fact, he even expressed his desire to fight Ryan Garcia in his next bout in pro boxing.


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To borrow the phrase from Rolando Romero himself, Ryan Garcia is the “only fight” he cares for right now. In his opinion, the winner of Romero vs. Garcia should have the opportunity to face Gervonta Davis “on Showtime pay-per-view“. “At the end of the day, I got the belt. And I make the shots,” Romero added. What did you think about Romero’s last performance inside the ring? What do you make of his statement? In addition, do you want to see him rematch Davis? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by:

Samrat Sardar


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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. As an experienced commercial writer and athlete himself, Samrat brings a unique perspective and a deep passion for boxing to his work. He holds a post-graduation degree and has over 800 articles to his credit.
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