Rolly Romero hints Mayweather wants him to beat Gervonta Davis fight
By Dan Ambrose: Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero is hitting that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is hoping that he defeats Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on May 28th when he challenges him for his WBA lightweight title on Showtime pay-per-view at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
With this fight being Tank’s last one on his contract with Mayweather Promotions, it’s perfectly understandable why Floyd might be hoping Rolly beats him.
After all, Tank David (26-0, 24 KOs) likely won’t agree to extend his contract with Mayweather Promotions, so it makes sense why Floyd would be pulling for Rolly.
As far as Rolly is concerned, he’s “more marketable” than Tank, who often seems tongue-tied during interviews and press conferences.
It will be a massive shock to the boxing world if Rolly (14-0, 12 KOs) does win because he doesn’t have the same experience as Tank and hasn’t shown the same ability.
Rolly, 26, has power and size, which gives him a puncher’s chance against Gervonta. Rolly says he wants to provide Tank a beating to that he won’t feel the pain when he’s knocked senseless.
“There’s somebody that is pissing off somebody. I don’t know, man, but I’m going to say he’s neutral, but I’m sure some people have a pretty good feeling. I’m pretty sure I know who he wants to win,” said Rolly Romero,” to Fighthype when asked who Floyd Mayweather Jr wants to win the May 28th fight between Gervonta Davis and Rolly.
“I just think I’m much more marketable, and apparently, he doesn’t have a contract with him anymore. I’m pretty sure they want me to win,” said Rolly about his belief that Mayweather Promotions wants him to defeat Tank Davis, whose contract with the company is expiring on May 28th.
Rolly hasn’t shown that he’s a big-ticket seller like Tank Davis, and he’s never headlined on pay-per-view before.
For Rolly to back up his claims of being “more marketable” than Tank, he’ll need to sell out arenas like him and fight on PPV. Until then, he’s just a lot of hot air, making bold claims that have no basis in reality.
If Rolly scores a knockout over Tank Davis, he could wind up as a marketable fighter overnight. It’s certainly possible, but it seems farfetched.
Rolly’s hard-fought win over Jackson Marinez in 2020 makes it difficult to imagine him beating Tank. He didn’t look good in barely beating Marinez in a fight that many boxing fans felt he should have lost.
“That just sounds like he’s trying to find a way to get out of the fight,” Rolly said when told that Gervonta complained on social media that Mayweather Promotions are desperate for him to fight this “clown” because it’s his last fight with them.
“He’s like, ‘Oh, Rolly is an easy fight, Rolly is a bum’ and all this stuff, but he doesn’t want to fight me and probably get the easiest payday of his life? The mother f**** is scared of me,” said Rolly about his belief that Gervonta is running scared of him.
“That’s okay. I promise, Gervonta, that it’s going to be quick and painless, and you’re not even going to realize that you got knocked the f*** out. I promise you,” said Rolly.
If Rolly stops Tank Davis, he’ll likely get a rematch against him, which will make Mayweather Promotions happy. They’ll get the chance to work with Tank for at least one more fight.
“Like 18 rounds, I have a sparring addition,” said Rolly on how many rounds of sparring he’ll do today. “Maybe I might be a little punch drunk, but I’ve got a real sparring addition. “Sometimes I do 15 rounds, 18 rounds.
“It’s easy; I like sparring. I could spar all damn day. It’s the other stuff that pisses me off, the running. He [Gervonta] always gets tired, and I have yet to ever get tired in a fight.
“The last time I got tired in a fight was in 2015, and that was damn near when I started boxing. I started in 2012. He’s going to get hit one time and he’s not going to want to throw punches at all during the round.
“I just promise him that if he makes it simple, it’s going to be quick and painless. He’s going to wake up from his coma, and he’s going to have a few million in his bank account,” Rolando said of Tank Davis.
“If he decides to take it [rematch], but then I’m going to knock him the f*** out a second time. But this time, if he decides to take it, I’m going to make it as painful as hell.
“No, I’m just going to hurt him. I’m going to keep hitting him and hitting him. But I’m going to hit him in spots that aren’t going to knock him out, so he sleeps feeling it.
“I’m going to punish his a** for thinking he can be in the ring with me a second time,” said Rolly.
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