Kevin Durant and Other NBA Stars Left in Awe as Gervonta Davis Knocks Out Opponent in WBA Lightweight Championship 2022: “Let’s Get It Tank”

Published 05/29/2022, 10:00 AM EDT

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Gervonta Davis and Rolando Romero faced off on Saturday for a 12-round boxing match. Fans and other boxers waited for this battle, and it ended with a huge highlight. The fight seemed pretty steady in the first two-three rounds, though it picked up its pace after.

Davis landed a left hand on Romero, knocking him out and winning the fight. The punch came out of nowhere. Romero managed to get up but the referee knew he couldn’t fight further. Right after the knockout, athletes around the world reacted on Twitter. Kevin Durant was more excited about this fight than anyone.


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Kevin Durant was rooting for Gervonta

Durant loves Twitter and even during the fight he showed his fans how hyped he was. Big-time boxing fights attract famous athletes and Romero versus Davis was one of them. The fastest hands in boxing, Ryan Garcia, was in attendance as well.


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Kevin was excited in the end after the left punch, naming it ‘The left missile’. There were mixed predictions before the fight, but Romero seemed to be the underdog.

KD loves diving into other sports and sharing his opinions on them on Twitter. Apart from boxing, Durant likes to play football and baseball. Indulging in other sports is sort of a relaxing stage in players’ offseason time. Apart from KD, KJ Martin was cheering for Gervonta too. A fight like this was definitely worth a watch.


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Durant interacts more on Twitter

KD’s love for Twitter is known to every NBA fan. Be it fans criticizing him or any hot take, Kevin always responds. A lot of big-caliber players like him don’t go in on Twitter as much as he does. But for Durant, Twitter is a great place for him to interact with his fans.

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There are critics who question KD’s statements, but instead of answering such comments in a post-game conference, he would take it to Twitter. Durant has been on the platform since the very start and is still very active on it.

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Balraj Singh Babrah

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Balraj Singh Babrah is an NBA writer with EssentiallySports. He has been an NBA fan since 2016, and watching Curry shoot from distance inspired him to play basketball. Additionally, he loves analyzing and predicting games based on stats.

Edited By: Arunaditya Aima