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Tank Davis vs. Rolly Romero LIVE on Showtime PPV

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Tank Davis vs. Rolly Romero LIVE on Showtime PPV

Huge-time boxing returns to Barclays Heart in Brooklyn as five-time globe winner Gervonta “Tank” Davis, boxing’s most popular youthful attraction, defends his light-weight title from unbeaten No. 1-ranked contender and mandatory challenger Rolando Romero on Saturday, May possibly 28 headlining a SHOWTIME PPV in an party introduced by Premier Boxing Champions.

A 3-division planet champion, Davis returns to Barclays Middle exactly where he sent a star-building performance in 2017 as he thrilled the Brooklyn group by stopping Jose Pedraza to seize his initially earth title. The 27-yr-previous also owns a 2018 TKO gain about Jesus Cuellar at Barclays Heart that acquired Davis his second planet title. Now, in his third visual appearance at the venue, Davis will headline in Brooklyn for the to start with time.

Tickets for the dwell function, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, GTD Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and can be obtained by means of seatgeek.com and barclayscenter.com. Tickets will also be offered for obtain at the American Express Box Place of work at Barclays Center starting nowadays at 12 p.m. ET.

“We’re bringing a monster party to Barclays Heart on May 28,” mentioned Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “This is surely a person that you don’t want to overlook. ‘Tank’ and ‘Rolly’ have some unfinished organization and it is lastly going to be settled. Neither just one of them believe that that the fight is likely the length, and to be frank, I really don’t both. Do not wait around to get your tickets. See you in Brooklyn on May well 28.”

“SHOWTIME® is thrilled to return to the Barclays Middle with the following chapter of Gervonta Davis’ storied vocation right after he initially declared himself with a title-successful hard work at the Brooklyn arena in 2017,” said Stephen Espinoza, President, Sports & Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “The Barclays Center doesn’t just conjure up fond recollections for Gervonta, it’s also a unique position for SHOWTIME, which broadcast the initial ever boxing party there in 2012 and will return for the 22nd time with a bang on May possibly 28. There’s no adore-misplaced involving Davis and Romero in this matchup, and I’d be surprised if this struggle did not end in a knockout. It should really be electric powered for as extensive as it lasts.”

“BROOKLYN BOXING is ready for one more massive night of fights and we are seeking ahead to web hosting Davis and Romero as they compete for the WBA Environment Light-weight Title,” explained John Abbamondi, CEO of BSE International, parent enterprise of Barclays Middle and the Brooklyn Nets. “We are thrilled to be a portion of bringing this matchup to lifestyle and to the moment yet again operate alongside our companions at PBC, Mayweather Promotions, GTD Promotions, TGB Promotions, and SHOWTIME, who all share the similar eyesight and perseverance to continuing the legacy of earth-class boxing in our borough.”

Davis (26-, 24 KOs), star of the Mayweather Promotions secure, extra a different emphasize loaded 12 months to his resume in 2021, topping two SHOWTIME PPV situations. In June he stopped earlier unbeaten Mario Barrios to seize a 140-pound title and turn into a a few-division planet champion just before turning away best lightweight contender Isaac Cruz in a thriving December 5 title defense. In Oct 2020, Davis scored an emphatic knockout around Leo Santa Cruz, making him the very first person to ever drop the 4-division champion. Davis has asserted himself as a need to-see headline attraction, providing out venues in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Baltimore, at any time due to the fact bursting on to the scene with that explosive knockout victory around Pedraza. The Baltimore-native captured his lightweight championship with a 12th-round knockout of previous winner Yuriorkis Gamboa in December 2019.

“I’m fired up and seeking forward to combating once again in Brooklyn,” mentioned Davis, who will be producing his 12th physical appearance on SHOWTIME and fourth headlining on SHOWTIME PPV. “I have unfinished business enterprise with ‘Rolly’ and nonetheless approach on punishing him for as extended as the fight lasts. Make positive you seize your tickets as quickly as they go on sale or acquire the SHOWTIME PPV if you are not likely to be capable to make it. I’m going to be completely ready to place on a demonstrate on May well 28 in front of all the terrific boxing followers at Barclays Center and all over the globe!”

Also a member of the Mayweather Promotions stable, Romero (14-, 12 KOs) backs up his brash chat with power in both equally arms and an fascinating and exclusive design that would make him need to-see anytime he measures into the ring. Romero received an interim title in August 2020 by earning a close but unanimous final decision more than then unbeaten Jackson Marinez. The 26-year-old followed that victory up with a pair of amazing knockout triumphs in his previous two fights. He dominated slick contender Avery Sparrow on his way to a seventh-spherical stoppage in January 2021, ahead of most not long ago dropping former title challenger Anthony Yigit 3 periods on his way to an additional seventh-spherical stoppage in July 2021. Battling out of Las Vegas, the undefeated Romero started his pro vocation with knockouts in 10 of his first 11 fights.

“I’m basically much more thrilled about this combat than the 1st time all around,” claimed Romero. “I was unhappy with the situations that led to the battle not taking place, so I’m happy we’re below. I respect every thing Leonard and Floyd Mayweather have carried out for my career enhancement. I allow them do what they do and right here we are. I’m the required, so I realized the fight was heading to happen. Now, let us settle this May possibly 28. I have been in the fitness center this whole time since I never get fats like other fighters. Let’s encounter it, I’m the best-searching boxer inside of and outside the house the ring, the lovers want this battle. The boxer previously acknowledged as ‘Rolly’ is listed here to keep!”

The very first boxing party at any time held at Barclays Heart was a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® headlined by Danny Garcia’s fourth-spherical knockout of foreseeable future Corridor of Famer Erik Morales in their rematch on October 20, 2012. Garcia was also included in the last SHOWTIME telecast at the Brooklyn arena when he decisioned Ivan Redkach on January 25, 2020. Davis vs. Romero signifies the network’s 22nd airing from Barclays Heart and the 40th professional boxing demonstrate there given that the arena opened.

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