Gervonta “Tank” Davis Stops Rolando “Rolly” Romero!
By Ken Hissner: At the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, Saturday over Showtime PPV WBA World Lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis defended his title by stopping Rolando “Rolly” Romero in the sixth round.
In the co-feature, WBA World Middleweight champion Erislandy “American Dream” Lara defended against Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan stopping him in the eighth round.
In the Main Event, WBA World Light champ Gervonta “Tank” Davis, 27-0 (25), #133.75, of Baltimore, MD, stopped Rolando “Rolly” Romero, 14-1 (12), #134.25, of Las Vegas, NV, at 2:39 of the sixth round of a scheduled 12 rounds.
In the first round, it was all Romero with little offense from Davis. Romero ended the round with a right on the chin of Davis. In the third round, Romero landed a left hook to the chin of the ever backing up of Davis, easily taking another round from Davis.
Davis started landing a bit in the fourth and fifth rounds though still retreating. In the sixth round, a counter left from Davis on the chin and down went Romero toward the ropes.
Upon getting up at eight from the count of referee David Fields Romero put his hands toward the chest of Fields, who waved it off that looked premature. The fight was over.
Romero was ahead on two of the scorecards after five rounds, 49-46 and 48-47, with Romero in front, 48-47, which this writer had him in front. The fight itself left a lot to be desired.
In the Co-feature WBA World Middle champ Erislandy “American Dream” Lara, 29-3-3 (17), #159.75, of Cuba and Houston, TX, stopped Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan, 31-5 (21), #159, of Cork, Ireland, at 0:23 of the eighth round of a scheduled 12 rounds.
In the first three rounds, Lara outworked O’Sullivan, who was the aggressor. In the fourth round, Lara landed a counter left cross on the chin, and as O’Sullivan was going down, he hit him again with a left as he hit the canvas, taking an 8-count from referee Benjy Esteves, Jr.
In the seventh round, O’Sullivan was doing well until the final seconds when a lead left from Lara landed on the chin, having O’Sullivan hurt as the bell sounded. In the eighth round, Lara had O’Sullivan pretty much beat up when referee Esteves, Jr. wisely called a halt.
Super Welter Jesus “Mono” Alejandro Ramos, 19-0 (15), #153.50, of Casa Grande, AZ, defeated Luke Santamaria, 13-3-1 (7), #154, of Garden Grove, CA, over ten rounds.
Scores were 98-92 and 97-93 twice.
Super Feather southpaw Eduardo “Zurdito” Ramirez, 27-2-3 (12), #130, of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, MEX, won a majority decision over Luis Melendez, 17-2 (13), #130, of PR and Miami, FL, over ten hard-fought rounds.
Scores were 95-95, 96-94, and 98-92.
Super Welter Luis Arias, 20-3-1 (9), #155.25, of Boca Raton, FL, defeated Jimmy “Quiet Storm” Williams, 18-8-2 (6), #154, of New Haven, CT, over ten rounds.
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