Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero
Media Workout Quotes
Five-time world champion Gervonta ďTankĒ Davis, boxingís
hottest young attraction, and unbeaten No.1 ranked contender
and mandatory challenger Rolando Romero kicked off fight
week Wednesday at a media workout before they square off in
the SHOWTIME PPV main event this Saturday, May 28 headlining
a Premier Boxing Champions event from Barclays Center in
The media workout also featured WBA Middleweight Champion
Erislandy ďThe American DreamĒ Lara and hard-hitting Gary
ďSpikeĒ OíSullivan, who square off in the co-main event,
sensational young star Jesķs ďMonoĒ Ramos and Luke
SantamarŪa, who compete in a 10-round super welterweight
showdown, plus hard-hitting contender Eduardo RamŪrez and
Puerto Ricoís Luis Melťndez, who kick off the telecast at 9
p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather
Promotions, GTD Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on sale
now and can be purchased through seatgeek.com and
barclayscenter.com. Tickets are also available for purchase
at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center.
Here is what the fighters had to say Wednesday from world
famous Gleasonís Gym in Brooklyn:
ďIt means a lot to be back at Barclays Center. The
atmosphere here is incredible. This is a great city. I
wouldnít want to fight anywhere else. Iím grateful to have a
great fanbase here and weíre excited.
ďIím not emotional about what ĎRollyí is saying. At first I
was, but he showed me that heís just a hype job. Heís trying
to hype himself up to get into the fight. It feels like heís
acting fake right now. Heís never been in this position and
you can tell.
ďWe have to wait and see what happens. Heís predicting a
first round knockout, but Iím predicting something else.
Make sure you buy the PPV or come out if youíre in Brooklyn,
because itís going to be a hell of a fight for sure.
ďA lot of fighters are calling each other out but arenít
fighting. He worked his way up to this point and called me
out. Now the fight is happening, so itíll be great to have
him on my resume after he talked all that trash.
ďThe fight is here. Iím sure itíll be a little tense at the
press conference, but not for me. Iím only worrying about
getting in there Saturday and handling business.
ďI think Iím growing as I continue on this path. I feel as
though Iím getting better and better each day. Iím trying to
walk like a champion just as much as I fight like a
champion. I have two great daughters that Iím trying to
raise and Iím trying to be the best person I can be.
ďItís going to be a hell of a fight. I know that itís going
to be fireworks for sure. Heís coming with a lot of power
and emotion and Iím coming with my power for sure. I just
canít wait. Itís a big night for boxing.Ē
ďLook at the resume of his fights. Heís faced weight drained
guys, U.K. fighters, 122 and 126 pounders, and guys past
their prime. Mario Barrios was weight drained in a damn
bathtub for eight hours straight. I also thought Isaac Cruz
beat him up.
ďDavis didnít show up to sparring twice when we agreed to
it, because heís scared of me. He says Iím scared, but that
guy is scared of me.
ďThis feels really good. Itís about time he gets in the ring
with me. Iím built for this moment and this fight. Not
everyone is built for this. Davis obviously isnít built for
this. He canít even say a word. Iím the superstar here.
ďI already think Iím pound-for-pound number one, so I
definitely should be in that spot after I win on Saturday.
ďHeís going to get knocked out in one round. Heís been
knocked down in the gym a bunch of times. He gets wobbled,
knocked out and all sorts of hurt. I feel bad for him.
ďIím going to go in there and beat him up. Thatís my only
ďMake your money betting on me in this fight. Weíre all
going to get rich together.Ē
ďI feel great. Iím very excited to be back fighting in
Brooklyn again. This is a great opportunity to perform on a
big stage on SHOWTIME PPV.
ďMy expectation is to go in there and put on a good show. I
feel very strong and very prepared and weíll see what
happens in the ring on Saturday.
ďTraining camp went great. We put in incredible work in the
gym day after day. Now Iím excited to be here for fight
ďI need about two rounds to get familiar with my opponent,
then Iíll be able to tell exactly where this fight is going.
Once I figure out what I need to do, itís just about
ďMy only focus is on this fight Saturday night. If the other
champions want to avoid me thatís their problem. Iím taking
it one fight at a time.Ē
ďMy layoff doesnít mean a great deal to me. Iíve sparred
three days a week during training camp. So any ring rust has
been shaken off in camp.
ďIím looking forward to fighting at Barclays Center. It
looks like an amazing atmosphere from everything Iíve seen
and itís going to be an honor to step into the ring.
ďThe first thing on my mind is beating Lara on Saturday. Iím
ready for this opportunity. When I win this fight, Iíll be
ready to beat him again in the rematch.
ďI wouldnít say that Lara has fallen off. Heís still a great
fighter. He might even be more powerful than heís been in
the past. He sits down on his punches much better now and I
think that suits me even better.
ďI look forward to sharing the ring with Lara. Iíve got a
good chin and Iím a tough man. Iím facing a great boxer who
would give anyone trouble. I have to find a way to overcome
ďI always come to fight. Iím coming in there to take him
out. My mission is to stop him. I want to become the first
man to stop him.Ē
ďIím very excited for my first time fighting here in
Brooklyn. Itís a big moment for me also because he beat my
uncle (Abel Ramos) so I have to get revenge.
ďFighting someone who beat my uncle is some extra motivation
for sure. I donít have anything against him personally. I
donít have any anger toward him. This is a business at the
end of the day. He got the nod in that fight, but Iím going
to make sure I get the nod Saturday.
ďIím pretty calm as a fighter. I stay composed in there. I
wonít let any emotions get the best of me. Iím just going to
focus on the game plan.
ďI want to show what I can do in there. Santamaria is a good
boxer who moves well, so I have to remedy that. Iím going to
show everyone I can handle that style.
ďSantamaria is smaller than me, so Iím expecting a knockout.
Iím a full 154 pounder now and Iím going to show him the
ďThere are a lot of big fights to be made in this division.
I want to get in there with all of the top guys. Eventually,
Iím going to be ready for that world title shot.
ďIíve got a lot of family and friends coming here from
Arizona and I expect to be able to hear them on Saturday
ďThis is very exciting. Iíve always wanted to fight in New
York and what better place than at Barclays Center?
ďThis is a very important fight for me. Even though itís at
a new weight class, itís still very crucial I get this win.
I feel really good at the weight, I had less to cut and I
get to eat a little more. I feel very strong.
ďIím planning to go in there and show him the sweet science
of boxing. Iím going to take him to school. Iím prepared for
anything thatís coming on Saturday.
ďIím very thankful to those people who have followed me
throughout my career. Nobody is going to want to miss this
ďIím very motivated to be in this position on a huge card
like this. Iím ready to put on a show and shock the world
ďIím sticking to my boxing roots. I can box and fight, but
Iím going to be ready for whatever the fight dictates. This
is going to be a great atmosphere and I canít wait.
ďI know that Ramos is coming for my head because I beat his
uncle (Abel Ramos). I have to be smart and have my head on
straight. Itís a little bit of a strange situation but itís
ďThis is a very important fight for me. I know that itís
going to be a great challenge, but itís the next step I need
to take for my career.
ďMy camp has been heavy on a lot of sparring. Iíve been
doing everything that I can to make this training camp as
intense as possible.
ďThe fans are going to see a very aggressive Eduardo
Ramirez. The fans here have seen me fight before and theyíre
going to be in for a show once again on Saturday night.
ďThis is my chance to get one step closer to a world title.
Iím putting myself in line to be the mandatory for Shakur
Stevenson so I hope he steps up and agrees when the time to
ďThis means everything to me. Iím extremely motivated to win
this fight. This is an extremely important fight for my
ďIím not focused on predicting a knockout, but I know that
no matter what Iím going to come get a victory.Ē
ďThis is an opportunity of a lifetime for me. Iíve been
waiting for it and Iím going to take advantage on Saturday.
ďA win on Saturday means everything to me. The goal is to
not leave this fight in the judgesí hands. Whether itís a
decision or knockout, Iím going to come out of there with my
ďI donít know too much about my opponent, but I know that he
hasnít been in there with anybody like me. I canít judge him
based off other fights, but thatís what makes this a great
matchup. Weíre going to bring the best out of each other.
ďBrooklyn has a lot of Puerto Rican fans and being on this
stage is a life-changing opportunity. Iím going to come out
of this fight as a superstar.
ďIím going to win and it wonít matter who comes next. Iím
going to be ready for them. Iíve prepared myself and I
believe in my skills and my team. I know my abilities and I
was born to be here. This is my time for sure.Ē