Rolando Romero will get his shot at Gervonta Davis after all.
The fighters agreed to a deal for a May 28 lightweight fight on Showtime PPV at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, sources said
“Tank” Davis and Romero were set to fight on Dec. 5 in Los Angeles, but Romero was pulled from the matchup after he was accused of sexual assault. Weeks after Davis defeated Isaac Cruz on Dec. 5 in a tougher-than-expected fight, the Henderson (Nevada) Police Department concluded the investigation without charges being filed against Romero.
The detective stated in the Dec. 29 incident report that after he reviewed the evidence, “the allegations … do not meet the elements of the crime of sexual assault. [The woman] stated when she voiced her demands that Romero cease particular acts during their time together, he did cease to perform those acts.”
Now, Romero will prepare for the biggest opportunity of his career. The 26-year-old is a powerful-puncher who wings his shots from awkward angles, but he isn’t ranked in ESPN’s top 10 at 135 pounds. Davis, on the other hand, is ESPN’s No. 10 pound-for-pound boxer.
The 27-year-old Baltimore native routinely fights before sold-out crowds across the U.S., and this will be his fourth consecutive pay-per-view headliner.