A multi-division champion, Davis is a true knockout artist. Entering the final fight under his current deal with Floyd Mayweather, Davis is ready to prove how valuable he can be. On May 28, Davis will defend the WBA (Regular) lightweight title against Rolando Romero. The fight takes place inside New York’s Barclays Center. The Sporting News looks into the career of Davis and how he got to where he is today.
How old is Gervonta Davis? Davis is 27. Since he was 5 years old, Davis trained at the Uptown Boxing Center. Current Deal With Floyd Mayweather After an amateur career record of 206-15, including the 2012 National Golden Gloves Championship, Davis turned pro in 2013 at age 18.
Gervonta Davis bio, record Davis beat Desi Williams in February 2012 via knockout. It was the start of a six-fight streak of knockouts in some form. He would start another streak between 2015 and 2021 of 16 bouts ending via the power punch. In 2015, Davis signed with Mayweather Promotions. He was featured prominently on Mayweather cards. In August 2017, Davis beat Francisco Fonseca via knockout on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. Before that bout, Davis beat Jose Pedraza in January 2017 to win the IBF super-featherweight title. He was stripped of the belt before the Mayweather-McGregor fight after not making weight.
In 2018, Davis beat Jesus Cuellar to win the WBA (Super) super-featherweight title. Against Yuriorkis Gamboa in 2019, he won the WBA (Regular) lightweight title. It was a fight in which he was tested for 12 rounds for the first time in his career, but ended the bout via TKO. “Tank” would change weights again to face Leo Santa Cruz in October 2020, beating him for the WBA (Super) super-featherweight title. He then focused on the WBA (Regular) super-lightweight title, taking down Mario Barrios in June 2021.
In his last fight in December 2021, Davis beat Isaac Cruz via unanimous decision to retain the WBA (Regular) lightweight title. His next fight against Rolando Romero will be the last one under his deal with Mayweather.
Davis has his own history of legal issues, including an arrest on charges of simple battery/domestic abuse against his former girlfriend. That happened in February 2020 at a basketball game. Davis was charged in March with 14 traffic violations after Baltimore police said he ran a red light in November 2020. He reportedly struck another vehicle, which injured several passengers. Davis has since reportedly rejected a plea for the hit-and-run charges and is scheduled to stand trial on Sept. 21.
When is Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero?
Date: Saturday, May 28
Main card: 9 p.m. ET
Main event: 11:30 p.m. ET (approximately) Gervonta Davis and Rolando Romero will face off against one another on May 28. The main event should begin around 11:30 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero
Fans can watch Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero via Showtime pay-per-view. You can stream on Showtime via Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox ONE, your laptop and any mobile or tablet device.
Davis vs. Romero PPV price: How much does the fight cost?
The fight will cost $74.99 on pay-per-view.
You can also order the event in the U.S. and Canada via iNDEMAND: PPV.com ($74.99).
Davis vs. Romero fight card
Gervonta Davis (c) vs. Rolando Romero for the WBA (Regular) lightweight title
Erislandy Lara (c) vs. Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan for the WBA (Regular) middleweight title
Jesus Ramos vs. Luke Santamaria; super-welterweights
Eduardo Ramirez vs. Luis Melendez; super-featherweights