Gervonta Davis has revealed Floyd Mayweather Jr told him he was losing his fight against Rolly Romero before stopping his opponent in the 6th round.
Gervonta Davis once again showed why he’s one of boxing’s premier knockout artists, as he stopped the previously undefeated Rolando Romero in the sixth round with a brilliant counter left to retain his WBA secondary lightweight title on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Gervonta was very intelligent, he did not go on the attack without thinking, he was even dominated in the first few rounds, but he waited for Romero to make a mistake and with a left hand he sent him to the canvas to continue as world champion.
Romero used the distance well, he looked physically bigger. Davis threw good combinations, he looked much faster and powerful. It was a classic study round.
The Cuban measured his enemy well with the jab, with the left hand he prepared the attack and then finished with the right. Davis could not find the distance, he did not connect his punches well. It was until the last 20 seconds that a stinging jab entered Romero’s face.
For the fourth round, Davis looked cautious, he did not attack without a plan, he had his opponent in his sights Romero looked very calm, with a well defined strategy, he did not get into much trouble.
When Gervonta found the distance he did a lot of damage, he put his left well, Romero gradually ran out of legs to get in and out. The fifth was history.
Gervonta measured his enemy, prepared the missile and connected a left that sent Romero to another planet, the Cuban got up, but he was not well, the third on the surface decided to stop the fight in the sixth round.
Floyd said to me I was down, he said, ‘Show me that you’re great.’
Davis extended his record to 27-0 with 25 of those coming via knockout.