By Allan Fox: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis weighed in at 133.75 lbs and the challenger Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero came in at 134.25 lbs at the weigh-in for Saturday’s fight on Showtime PPV at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
While the two were posing on stage, a frustrated-looking Tank Davis (26-0, 24 KOs) pushed Rolly off the stage, causing him to fall to the ground below. The drop was approximately four-feet, and it incredibly insane thing for Tank to do.
To say this was a foolish thing for the 27-year-old Gervonta to do is an understatement, as he put the fight at risk by shoving Rolly off the stage.
This writer has seen fighters do weird things during weigh-ins, but this one ranks up there among the riskiest because of the fall involved from the stage. If the idea was to put Rolly out of commission for the fight, this was the way to go about doing it if you’re Tank Davis.
Not surprisingly, Rolly was angry afterward, knowing that he could have been hurt from the fall.
“He’s just a b*** a*** mother f***,” said Rolly’s coach Bullett in talking to Fight Hub TV about Gervona shoving Rolando off the stage. “You want to fight a fighter with an injured ankle because you’re scared.
“I never seen no spectacle like that ever in boxing where a guy pushes another guy off a stage that height and a weight cut. When you’re cutting weight, you’re a lot weaker and things can get hurt a lot easier than when you’re at a full weight.
“These idiots let Tank get away with whatever. What if Rolly had done that to him? It would be a whole another ball game. It just shows we’re in their heads, and they acting like a f*** b***.
“I’m not trying to f*** up Rolly’s opportunity, as much as I want to punch every last one of them in their mother f*** face. I got to be professional, I got to represent my people, my country, and my fighter.
“They’re playing games. We don’t play games. Yeah, I got a little bit emotional because I know what time it is. He’s going to be sharper,” said coach Bullett about how Rolly will react to this incident on Saturday night.
“He knows everything is against him. Even him [Tank Davis] getting away with that bull s***, we got to be very professional with our execution.
“The jab has got to work, we’ve got to set s*** up, and we got to break this dude. We’re going to teach him respect! They some b*** a** mother f*** and f*** them,” said coach Bullett in giving a personal message to team Tank Davis.