Flloyd Mayweather protege Gervonta Davis ‘almost kill a man’ Vs Rolly Romero, KO punch, response

Floyd Mayweather protégé Gervonta Davis has delivered a punch out of nowhere that has sent shockwaves across the boxing world.

Gervonta Davis has demonstrated why he is one of boxing’s biggest draws after knocking out Rolando Romero in the sixth round of their lightweight WBA title fight.

Davis brought the belt into the fight, but had to take a nasty run as the trash talk and bad blood dominated the run.

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The protege of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, Davis had to deal with some great shots from Romero that left a nasty welt on his left temple from round one.

But Davis took his time and held back his left hand weapon until round six when he unleashed the perfect left hand.

After dodging a right from Romero, Davis landed a straight left right on the button and knocked out his rival.

Romero legs immediately left him and the only thing that kept him from falling out of the ring was the ropes.

Romero managed to get up but was incredibly shaky and the referee had no choice but to end the fight in round six.

There was clearly some bad blood between the pair as Davis immediately ran to Romero and his team and mocked him but was dragged away, with the challenger exiting the ring before the official results were announced.

In front of a vocal and pro-Davis audience, the champion was grateful after the win.

“I want to thank the New York City baby,” Davis said after the fight. “I won my first belt here, it was great to come back to New York City and do it again.

“As much as I wanted to be cocky, I wanted to thank Rolly, I want to thank his team, he managed it like a man in the ring and I wish him the best for the future.”

Davis said Romero landed a shot early, but he knew he could wait for the shot.

Even scarier, Davis said the shot wasn’t a thoroughbred shot.

“The crazy thing is I didn’t even throw that hard, I just went through it, he just ran into it,” Davis said.

But while Davis didn’t swing off the fences, the impact of the shot was widely felt as the boxing world rose and took notice.

Former Aussie world title challenger Billy Dib tweeted: “Tank by far the best LIGHTWEIGHT in the world. Scary.”

Former boxer Ishé Smith wrote: “Have his stupid a** knockout, the best I’ve seen Tank. Patient and calm, good s**t”.

ESPN’s Myron Medcalf wrote: “Romero gave everything he had. Fought bravely. But Tank Davis only needs one blow to change everything. Now stop messing around and put Haney, Loma and the other great talents on 135/140 and give fans what they earn.

ESPN’s Sid Ventura added, “Wow, Tank Davis with a one-punch TKO from scratch.”

Fox’s Morgan Adsit said: “Tank Davis remains undefeated and a champion, he just KO’d Rolando Romero with his great left power. I don’t think Romero knows where he is now.”

The lightweight division is currently on fire as the boxing world awaits next week’s showdown between Aussie George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney at Marvel Stadium with the chance to become the eighth undisputed champion in any division in the four-band era.

The likes of Davis, Vasyl Lomachenko and Ryan Garcia are just some of the names waiting in the wings.

Originally published as Mayweather protégé Gervonta Davis ‘almost kill a man’

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