Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero (14-0, 12 KOs) had a field day slinging insults at Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on Thursday during their press conference launch for their May 28th fight on Showtime pay-per-view.
Tank will be defending his WBA ‘regular’ lightweight belt against his mandatory challenger Rolly at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The WBA title that Tank possesses is the less prestigious of the two lightweight belts with that organization. George Kambosos holds the more valuable WBA ‘Super World’ 135lb strap.
Eventually, the World Boxing Association will order the two champions to fight to consolidate the titles into one.
Rolly surprised the media by facing off with Tank Davis without his shirt on. When the unbeaten #1 WBC challenger Romero was asked why he didn’t have his shirt on, he saw it as a cue to trash Tank’s sometimes chubby physique.
Where Rolly went a little overboard is saying that Tank resembled a “swine.” That’s some gratitude Rolly showed Tank for being given a second chance.
Last year, Rolly was pulled from the card after vicious allegations surfaced about him, which is necessary for Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz to be used as Tank’s opponent for his December 5th fight.
Now, Rolly is getting a second chance, and it’s as if nothing has changed from last year. He showed Tank no respect at all, tearing into him, and not holding back one bit on what he thought of him.
“Because my body looks good,” said Rolly Romero when asked why he didn’t wear his shirt during the face-off with Gervonta Davis on Thursday. “I’m not a fat disgusting swine like my opponent. His body always looks like s***.
“Even when he’s in shape, his body looks like s***,” said Rolly. “I don’t like the way he looks, I don’t like his face. I’m not a very cuddly person,” said Rolly when asked if he and Tank can ‘hug it out after the fight. “I don’t think he’s a very cuddly person either.
“One punch,” Rolando said about how he’ll end the fight with Tank. “I’m a superstar, I was made to be a superstar,” said Rolly.