Davis vs Romero results, live blog, main event, undercard
Gervonta Davis (26-0, 24 KOs) defends his WBA lightweight title against Rolando Romero (14-0, 12 KOs) in the main event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday May 28, which makes it Sunday May 29 in the UK and Australia. The scheduled for twelve rounds championship bout pits undefeated five-time world champion and unbeaten top-ranked mandatory challenger. The pair battles it out in the headliner of a four-fight card live on pay-per-view.
In the co-main event two-division world champion Erislandy Lara (28-3-3, 16 KOs) defends his WBA middleweight title in a twelve-rounder against Gary O’Sullivan (31-4, 21 KOs). Also on the card unbeaten Jesus Ramos (18-0, 15 KOs) takes on Luke Santamaria (13-2-1, 7 KOs) in a ten-rounder at super welterweight. In addition, Eduardo Ramirez (26-2-3, 12 KOs) faces off Luis Melendez (17-1, 13 KOs) in a ten-round super featherweight PPV opener.
How to watch Gervonta Davis vs Rolando Romero
Broadcast: PPV on Showtime
Date: Saturday, May 28
Time: 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT
UK & other countries
Date: Sunday, May 29
Time: 2 am BST / 3 am CEST
Date: Sunday, May 29
Time: 11 am AEST / 9 am AWST
Gervonta Davis vs Rolando Romero results
- Gervonta Davis def. Rolando Romero by TKO (R6 at 2:39) | Watch highlights
- Erislandy Lara def. Gary O’Sullivan by TKO (R8 at 0:23) | Watch highlights
- Jesus Alejandro Ramos def. Lucas Santamaria by unanimous decision (98-92, 97-93, 97-93) | Watch highlights
- Eduardo Ramirez def. Luis Melendez by majority decision (95-95, 96-94, 98-92) | Watch highlights
- Luis Arias def. Jimmy Williams by unanimous decision (99-91, 99-91, 99-91)
- Jalil Hackett def. Jose Belloso by TKO (R2 at 2:20)
Gervonta Davis vs Rolando Romero live blog
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1:11 am ET / 3:11 pm AEST
As the action inside the squared circle concludes (and to round up this live blog) Davis vs Romero post-fight press conference follows.
12:56 am ET / 2:56 pm AEST
Gervonta Davis TKO’s Rolando Romero in Round 6 to remain undefeated and retain WBA lightweight title.
12:44 am ET / 2:44 pm AEST
12:26 am ET / 2:26 pm AEST
12:25 am ET / 2:25 pm AEST
12:19 am ET / 2:19 pm AEST
Main event – Gervonta Davis defends WBA lightweight title against Rolando Romero. The bout is scheduled for twelve rounds.
12:06 am ET / 2:06 pm AEST
Erislandy Lara TKO’s Gary O’Sullivan in the eighth round to retain WBA middleweight title.
11:46 pm ET / 1:46 pm AEST
11:25 pm ET / 1:25 pm AEST
Co-main event: Two-time world champion Erislandy Lara defends his WBA middleweight title against Gary O’Sullivan. The bout is scheduled for twelve rounds.
11:07 pm ET / 1:07 pm AEST
Jesus Alejandro Ramos defeats Lucas Santamaria by unanimous decision. After ten rounds of a super welterweight battle the scores were 98-92, 97-93 and 97-93.
10:59 pm ET / 12:59 pm AEST
Barclays Center is Full.
10:44 pm ET / 12:44 pm AEST
10:16 pm ET / 12:16 pm AEST
Up next – Jesus Alejandro Ramos battles it up against Lucas Santamaria. The bout is scheduled for ten rounds at super welterweight.
10:12 pm ET / 12:12 pm AEST
Eduardo Ramirez defeats Luis Melendez by majority decision. The scores were 95-95, 96-94, 98-92.
10:03 pm ET / 12:03 pm AEST
Davis looks forward to Round 2.
10:01 pm ET / 12:01 pm AEST
Romero insists he will KO Davis in one round: “He is easy to hit”.
9:59 pm ET / 11:59 am AEST
Here is the official Davis vs Romero tale of the tape.
9:44 pm ET / 11:44 am AEST
8:51 pm ET / 10:51 am AEST
The main card starts in less than ten minutes. First up we’ll see Eduardo Ramirez going up against Luis Melendez. The bout is scheduled for ten rounds at super featherweight.
8:33 pm ET / 10:33 am AEST
Luis Arias defeats Jimmy Williams by unanimous decision rounding up Davis vs Romero prelims. All three judges scored the fight 99-91.
7:19 pm ET / 9:19 am AEST
Jalil Hackett stops Jose Belloso in the second round to improve to 4-0, 3 KO. Belloso drops to 4-1, 4 KOs.
6:55 pm ET / 8:55 am AEST
Davis vs Romero prelims start in less than ten minutes. Here is the link to a free live stream (via Showtime Sports channel on YouTube, US only).
6:25 pm ET / 8:25 am AEST
The four-fight Davis vs Romero PPV card.
5:41 pm ET / 7:41 am AEST
The two-fight Davis vs Romero preliminary card features Luis Arias faceoff Jimmy Williams in a ten-rounder at super welterweight and Jalil Hackett up against Jose Belloso in a six-rounder at welterweight.
5:18 pm ET / 7:18 am AEST
To get the things started, check out the short video below from the official weigh-in ceremony conducted a day before the fight show. After the fighters came face to face and started facing the public, Davis pushed Romero off the stage. The latter got back up and tried to get back at him.
Davis vs Romero fight card
Davis vs Romero fight card comprises ten bouts in total. The four-fight main card live on PPV follows a pair of free preliminary bouts. The action begins with a four-fight non-televised undercard.
The full Davis vs Romero lineup looks as the following:
Main Card (PPV)
- Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero, 12 rounds, lightweight – Davis’ WBA lightweight title
- Erislandy Lara vs. Gary O’Sullivan, 12 rounds, middleweight – Lara’s WBA middleweight title
- Jesus Alejandro Ramos vs. Lucas Santamaria, 10 rounds, super welterweight
- Eduardo Ramirez vs. Luis Melendez, 10 rounds, super featherweight
- Luis Arias vs. Jimmy Williams, 10 rounds, super welterweight
- Jalil Hackett vs. Jose Belloso, 6 rounds, welterweight
- Cuttino Oliver vs. Jahden Lewis, 4 rounds, super bantamweight
- Mia Ellis vs. Jaica Pavilus, 6 rounds, lightweight
- Adrian Benton vs. Jose Antonio Meza, 6 rounds, super lightweight
- Arnold Gonzalez vs. Tracey McGruder, 6 rounds, welterweight