Floyd Mayweather Jr. is hoping that ‘Rolly’ Romero will defeat Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on May 28th when he challenges him for his WBA lightweight title on Showtime pay-per-view at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Given that this is Tank’s final fight under his contract with Mayweather Promotions, it’s easy to see Floyd rooting for Rolly to win.
After all, Tank David (26-0, 24 KOs) is unlikely to extend his contract with Mayweather Promotions, thus it stands to reason that Floyd would be rooting for Rolly.
Rolly believes he is “more marketable” than Tank, who frequently becomes tongue-tied during interviews and press appearances.
If Rolly (14-0, 12 KOs) wins, it will come as a huge surprise to the boxing world because he lacks Tank’s experience and hasn’t demonstrated the same talent.
Rolly, 26, possesses both power and size, giving him a puncher’s chance against Gervonta. Rolly claims he wants to beat Tank so hard that he won’t feel pain when he’s knocked out.
“There’s somebody that is pissing off somebody. I don’t know, man, but I’m going to say he’s neutral, but I’m sure some people have a pretty good feeling. I’m pretty sure I know who he wants to win,” said Rolly Romero,” to Fighthype when asked who Floyd Mayweather Jr wants to win the May 28th fight between Gervonta Davis and Rolly.
“I just think I’m much more marketable, and apparently, he doesn’t have a contract with him anymore. I’m pretty sure they want me to win,” said Rolly about his belief that Mayweather Promotions wants him to defeat Tank Davis, whose contract with the company is expiring on May 28th.
Rolly hasn’t shown to be a big-ticket seller in the same way that Tank Davis has, and he’s never headlined a pay-per-view before.
Rolly will need to sell out venues and fight on PPV to back up his claims of being “more marketable” than Tank. Until then, he’s just a bunch of hot air, making outlandish statements with no basis in fact.
If Rolly knocks out Tank Davis, he might become a marketable fighter overnight. It’s absolutely possible, but it seems unlikely.
Rolly’s hard-fought victory over Jackson Marinez in 2020 makes it harder for him to defeat Tank. He didn’t look good after narrowly defeating Marinez in a fight that many boxing fans thought he should have lost.
“That just sounds like he’s trying to find a way to get out of the fight,” Rolly said when told that Gervonta complained on social media that Mayweather Promotions are desperate for him to fight this “clown” because it’s his last fight with them.
“He’s like, ‘Oh, Rolly is an easy fight, Rolly is a bum’ and all this stuff, but he doesn’t want to fight me and probably get the easiest payday of his life? The mother f**** is scared of me,” said Rolly about his belief that Gervonta is running scared of him.
“That’s okay. I promise, Gervonta, that it’s going to be quick and painless, and you’re not even going to realize that you got knocked the f*** out. I promise you,” said Rolly.