Rolly Romero says Tank Davis in tough with Hector Garcia, sparred him recently
By Adam Baskin: Rolando ‘Rolly” Romero says Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis is in for a tough time in his fight next month on January 7th against unbeaten Hector Luis Garcia on Showtime PPV at the Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Rolly says he used Hector Garcia (16-0, 10 KOs) for sparring help before his fight with Tank Davis last May.
The work that Hector gave Rolly left a strong impression, making him believe that he’s going to be a handful for Gervonta (27-0, 25 KOs) when he tangles with the 31-year-old Dominican.
Tank is using this fight with Hector to get him ready for his bigger one against Ryan Garcia on April 15th.
You can argue that it should be the other way around, with Tank using the Ryan Garcia fight to prepare him for the match against the more accomplished Hector.
“I didn’t know Ryan [Garcia] was fighting. I don’t even know who Gesta is,” said Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero to Fighthype when told that Ryan Garcia has decided against fighting 35-year-old second-tier past his prime journeyman Mercito Gesta as a tune-up on January 28th to get him ready for his April 15th Showtime pay-per-view bout against Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis fight.
“I don’t really believe in tune-ups. I believe in just going for it. I don’t believe in taking tune-ups. Either fight or don’t fight, you know?” Rolly continued while forgetting that his resume is filled with tune-level opposition apart from his one blow0ut loss to Tank Davis.
“Hector Garcia is tough, man. Hector Garcia got the upset of the year a bunch of damn times. I sparred with Hector when I was getting ready for Tank the first time,” said Rolly.
“I think they’re intimate with each other,” said Rolly when asked why the Errol Spence Jr vs. Terence Crawford fight hasn’t happened yet. “I think they’re having a domestic dispute, then they get back together, and they’re happy together. I don’t think they want to fight.
“I don’t really know. I don’t care about that fight,” said Rolly when asked who wins the Spence vs. Crawford fight. “I would say Spence because Crawford doesn’t fight anybody. Crawford still hasn’t fought anybody.
“Boots [Ennis] is a monster fighter and very underrated. I want to see Boots in there with somebody big soon,” said Rolly on whether Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis would have a chance of beating Crawford or Spence. “He deserves it, he f***king deserves it, he really does. Boots came up with all the tournaments when we were amateurs. Boots is a great fighter,” said Rolly.
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