Gervonta Davis put on a display of patience, intelligence and power on Saturday night to knock out Rolando Romero in dramatic fashion and retained his World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight belt at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The champion made his third defense of the black and gold title in a great fight that ended in the sixth round with a counter left.
Davis had it clear from the start. He had to take care of an opponent who was motivated, had superior height and physique, and was going to be aggressive. The southpaw preferred to walk the ring, try to avoid “Rolly’s” attacks and wait for the right moment to do what he had to do.
As the rounds went by, Gervonta began to look for the counter attack and the long punches with his left hand against an opponent who never stopped attacking. In the sixth came the left hook that hit Romero’s face and sent him to the canvas in a dramatic fashion. The fighter of Cuban descent got up and tried to continue fighting but his bad condition forced the referee to stop the fight.
Gervonta gave another great performance and proved that he is one of the best fighters of the moment. It was his 27th victory and his 25th knockout. Romero lost his undefeated record and now has 16 wins and 1 loss.