Gervonta Davis KOs Rolly Romero
A couple of jabs to the body from Romero. Romero widely misses a right. Romero lands to left. Romero goes for a right, and Davis counters with a flush left, and Romero goes into the ropes. Romero makes it to his body and follows the referee’s instructions. But he does not have his legs under him and are shaky. That is enough for the referee to stop the fight. Very good stop page.
Davis-Romero; Round 5
Davis barely misses a left while Romero narrowly misses a right. A jab by Romero while Davis counters with a stiff left. Right to the body from Romero. Davis grimaces after throwing a left. A right lands for Romero. Body shot lands for Davis. Romero cracks a right of his own. (10-9 Davis, 48-47 Romero)
Davis-Romero; Round 4
Again, not much happening as each guy is looking for the correct shot. A left lands for Davis. Romero misses a right and Davis narrowly misses a left. Hard round to score. (10-9 Davis, 39-37 Romero)
Davis-Romero; Round 3
Each guy is feeling each other out to start the third. Romero is setting everything up with the jab. A left over the top lands for Romero. Romero with the jab. Romero lunges with a left to the body, and Davis counters with a straight left. Romero is pawing with the jab while Davis continues to look for an opening. (10-9 Rosemary, 30-27 Rosemary)
Davis-Romero; Round 2
Still much of the same at the beginning of the second. Out of nowhere, Romero lands a left that staggers Davis to the ropes. Another left catches Davis’ attention as he’s in a bit of trouble. About 30 seconds left in the round, Davis lands a straight left of his own. Good round for Romero. (10-9 Rosemary, 20-18 Rosemary)
Davis-Romero; Round 1
Not much going on this round. Lot of circling around by Davis looking to avoid Romero’s right hand. Romero jabbing Davis ad nauseum with Davis not doing much. Easy round to score. (10-9 Rosemary)
Tank vs. Rosemary
It is time for the main event as Gervonta Davis (26-0, 24 KOs) battles Rolly Romero (14-0, 12 KOs) for Davis’ WBA (regular) lightweight title. The time for talking is done. Can Romero finish Davis in round one as predicted?
Erislandy Lara stops O’Sullivan in eight
After nearly sending O’Sullivan down for the second time in the seventh, Lara closed the show early in the eighth. A power straight left almost dropped O’Sullivan as he staggered to the ropes. He landed an overhand left and the referee put an end to the onslaught.
Where has this Lara been?
After dropping O’Sullivan in the fourth, it’s been all Lara at the halfway mark. Can Lara put him away?
It’s time for the co-main event of Davis vs. Romero as Erislandy Lara (28-3-3, 16 KOs) and Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (31-4, 21 KOs) square off for Lara’s WBA (regular) middleweight title. Don’t be mistaken, Gennadiy Golovkin is the WBA (super) 160-pound champion. Nothing more than a paper title Lara is defending,
Jesus Ramos stays undefeated
In what was a close fight after five, Ramos pulled through in the second half as he found a home by landing the left hand at will. Give Santamaria credit. He hung tough when most would have wilted.
He got the job done, and that’s what matters as Ramos runs his record to 19-0.
I wasn’t expecting this one to be close as I thought Ramos would be well ahead. But Santamaria is hanging in there, not backing down and keeping it competitive.
Rolly sticking to his guns
Up next at Davis vs. Romero is Luke Santamaria (13-2-1, 7 KOs) facing off with Jesus Ramos (18-0, 15 KOs) in super welterweight action. Santamaria beat Ramos’ uncle in his last time. Can Jesus defend the family name?
Eduardo Ramirez wins close fight
Not too sure about 98-92 for Ramirez. Had Melendez winning the bulk of the first half of the fight. But Ramirez came on starting in the fifth round and didn’t look back. He was more active, pounded the body, and rocked Melendez with time winding down in the tenth and final round.
Fun fight. A good way to begin the festivities.
Tank wants to quiet Rolly
The underdog has arrived
Fun fight through five
An action fight between Ramirez and Melendez halfway through. Ramirez is starting to take control in the last two rounds by pounding the body. Those shots are starting to take their toll on Melendez.
Tank is in the building
Main card opener
TheDavis vs. Romero main card open has Eduardo Ramirez (26-2-3, one no contest, 12 KOs) meeting Luis Melendez (17-1, 13 KOs) in super featherweight action.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.