Teofimo Lopez Risks $100,000 on Gervonta Davis’ Upcoming Fight With Rolando Romero

Published 05/24/2022, 2:45 AM EDT
OXON HILL, MD – JULY 19: Teofimo Lopez walks to his corner after the seventh round of his lightweight IBF World Title Elimination fight against Masayoshi Nakatani (not pictured) at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on July 19, 2019 in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

The highly anticipated Gervonta Davis vs Rolando Romero showdown will take place at the Barclays Center in New York on May 28. Meanwhile, former unified world lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez revealed that he is willing to place a USD 100,000 bet on Romero.

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Lopez was talking to FightHype. In conversation, the reporter asked him about the upcoming Davis vs Romero showdown. Lopez responded by saying, “Shoutout to both guys putting it on the line. And, congratulations to Rolando Romero man. I think he really does deserve it. You know Rolly’s definitely with somebody that really was shooting for that you know and doesn’t care.”

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He was also sure to point out the differences between both the fighters. Lopez said, “Rolando is a puncher, real heavy puncher, especially in my division. He’s a big puncher, and so is Tank Davis. But, Tank Davis has yet to face someone like that, that’s a natural 135 power.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Gervonta Davis of The United States celebrates following his fight with 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)

Moreover, he also revealed who he will be betting on. Lopez mentioned, “I’m putting a hundred thousand on Rolly. Yeah I’m putting a hundred thousand dollars on Rolando Romero.”

However, Lopez agreed that Davis is a strong and solitary fighter, who is stylistically immaculate. But, he felt that Davis’ carelessness might cost him his title.

Other rivals share their thoughts on Gervonta Davis vs Rolando Romero

Many other fighters also shared their thoughts on the Davis vs Romero showdown.

 

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Contrary to Lopez, Devin Haney had other thoughts on the outcome of the bout. He said, “Tank gonna beat the sh*t outta him. Tank gonna f*ck him up man.”

Haney also believes that ‘Tank’ Davis has a better skill set than Romero.

 

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Ryan Garcia on the other hand believes that Romero has a good chance of beating Davis. He said, “I think that he’s severely underestimated because the thing about Rolly is he may look funky. But, he knows his funky moves really good and his range.”

Garcia also believes that Romero has a great potential to knock out Davis if he is not careful.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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