Romero on fight with Davis: ‘One round, I’m knocking him out’

Unbeaten lightweight contender Rolando Romero is getting prepared for the biggest fight of his life when he battles Gervonta “Tank” Davis(28-0, 24 KOs) on May 28 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn(Showtime PPV).

Romero(14-0, 12 KOs) was scheduled to fight Davis in December 2021, but he was hit with sexual assault allegations and was removed from the fight. Romero has been cleared of those allegations, and now, he gets a shot at the undefeated Davis.

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“One round, I’m knocking him out,” Romero said of Davis during a media workout Tuesday in Las Vegas. “If I say I’m going to do it, then I’m going to do it.

“He’s going to get knocked out by the first punch that he eats. He’s going to run right into something.”

Romero and Davis have bad blood. The two have sparred at press conferences, and according to Romero, the reason for the bad blood is that Davis would not spar him in the ring.

“I don’t like ‘Tank’ as a person, and I believe he’s going to get whupped in this fight,” Romero said.

“He ducked me twice for sparring, and the bad blood has been there ever since. I’ve been calling him out since 2017. The only reason this fight was made was because I wanted it. He doesn’t want this. He wishes he was fighting some 126 or 122-pounder.”

Romero had to watch as his replacement Issac Cruz got a shot against Davis in a close fight. Davis won by unanimous decision, but Romero believed the wrong guy won.

“I thought Isaac Cruz beat Gervonta,” Romero said. “That fight showed just how vulnerable he is. He’s scared of people that can actually crack.”

Romero had one final message for Davis.

“I don’t have any message for Davis; I just have these fists.”

Both fighters have power, which should make for a fun night in Brooklyn.

 

Dorian Khan Jr. signs with Mayweather Promotions

Arizona native Dorian Khan Jr. is the latest amateur to sign with Mayweather Promotions after impressing TBE, Floyd Mayweather, during 4x champion Gervonta Davis’ latest training camp in late 2020.

Khan Jr., ranked #2 by USA boxing (as of January 8, 2020) at 123lbs has held numerous titles in the amateur ranks including Silver Gloves Nationals 2x, 13x National Champion Monkstown International Box, and boasts an amateur record of 135-13. He attributes his fight style to the same man who made it official, Floyd Mayweather. After traveling back and forth from Buckeye, Arizona to the fight capital for six years, the 18-year-old found himself at the famed Mayweather Boxing Club at the perfect time catching the eye of 4x champion Gervonta Davis’, while he was preparing for his championship bout against Leo Santa Cruz. Davis’ camp invited Khan to return to the gym and spar with Gervonta again. Floyd was actively at the gym during this time and also took notice of the aggressive and effective style Khan possessed and advised him to make the move to Vegas and made it official.

“Floyd is my biggest inspiration,” said Khan, and now he’s my promoter. “I grew up watching him on T.V. and would use that as motivation to perfect my skill, especially the shoulder roll. “I want to follow Champ’s path and provide for my family, invest, and start businesses, so this is the perfect home for me to start my professional career.”

“Dorian Khan Jr. sought after an opportunity and capitalized on it, said Mayweather Promotions’ CEO Leonard Ellerbe, which positioned him to join Mayweather Promotions’ stable of talent.” He’s proven himself at the amateur level and he’s ready to take his career to the next level. It’s time to go to work!”

Khan’s boxing discovery story isn’t like most, by that, he was introduced to boxing by his grandmother who bought him a pair of boxing gloves and a dummy bag at age 2. Last year, the decorated amateur honored his grandmother with a tattoo to show his appreciation for introducing him to the sport. Known for being a fighter growing up, Khan would walk around punching things and his bag, so it was a natural transition to taking up boxing, which his parents fully supported. By age 4, he entered his first gym, and his father Dorian Khan Sr. began training his son to compete seriously. Solely focusing on boxing coupled with his natural athleticism, Khan was able to develop a natural skill set allowing him to compete and place in various tournaments. The aspiring fighter recalls trips to Vegas where he had priceless training experiences with the late Roger Mayweather, hitting the pad for hours stating that those were the moment that solidified his love for the sport and hunger to be the best.

The promising amateur looks to make his debut at 126 and cherishes every experience he’s had to get to this point. Be on the lookout for more news and information regarding his professional debut.

Photo: Mayweather Promotions

Mayweather Promotions signs another prospect

Super Flyweight prospect Dylan Price(1-0, 1 KO) of Sicklerville, New Jersey, has signed a promotional deal with Mayweather Promotions. Price, 18 years-old, turned professional with a 1st round stoppage over Malcolm Speight on February 4th in Wilson, North Carolina
“I want to first thank my Lord and savior Jesus Christ for blessing me with this great start of my professional career. I had a great time last week at the fights. We took an RV to North Carolina and had 25 of my family and friends front row. Then I get back, and we completed the team with a promotional contract from The Money Team. I am blessed, and I am just excited about my team and my future in the sport. I want to thank Doc Nowicki, my dad Dave Price, Dejuan Blake, Leonard Ellerbe and of course TBE “Money” Mayweather for completing my team,” said Dylan Price
Doc Nowicki, co-manager of Dylan Price said,  “I am proud and happy for “Lil Dave” as we call him. He said from the beginning of our conversations that he wanted to be with Mayweather, and now it’s a reality. His team is shaping up nicely and I see big things in store for him”Dave Price, Father and co-manager exclaimed “I’m excited about all of the things that are happening with my sons career. We are expanding our team by partnering with Dejuan Blake and then signing a promotional deal with Mayweather Promotions. I am very happy that the business portion is complete so that I can now focus on training my son and fighting on March 25th in Las Vegas.”