Rolando Romero calls for Gervonta Davis rematch, saying 'I won all six rounds'

  • Tom Ward

Rolando Romero has already called for a rematch with Gervonta Davis after he claimed ‘I was winning that f***ing fight’ and said ‘I just got hit with a clean shot’.

The American was stopped on his feet by his bitter lightweight rival on Saturday night.

Romero hit the canvas in the sixth round as Davis defended his regular version of the WBA lightweight title when they met at New York’s Barclays Center.

After six rounds, Romero was unable to survive to hear the final bell, but somehow thinks he was winning the fight up until that point.

Speaking at the post-fight press conference, he said: “I want Gervonta Davis again.

“I was winning that f***ing fight and I just got hit with a clean shot.

“That’s all. That’s that.

“I won all six rounds. I won every moment of that fight. I exposed him and we need to run that s*** back.

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – MAY 28: Gervonta Davis knocks out Rolando Romero with a left hook in the sixth round during their fight for Davis’ WBA World lightweight title at Barclays Center on May 28, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

“No, I want Gervonta Davis again. I exposed his a** and everybody in this room knows it. I got caught with a good shot. That’s all.

“He caught me with a left hook. I jumped in. I just jumped into a shot.

“I mean, I’m a warrior, I wanted to continue the fight. So, I mean, if I could continue, I would have continued.”

Romero, 26, was able to keep ‘Tank’ at bay for most of the fight until the stunning finish.

But afterwards he admitted that he is unsure whether Davis will want to run it back.

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Rolly added: “I just won’t jump into a shot like that again.

“I had him running like a b**** the entire fight. He got a nice shot in and that’s all that happened. He got hurt multiple times and he ran around, he was terrified of me.

“I doubt he’ll do the rematch again.

“He was running around, he got hurt multiple times throughout that entire fight. I’ll be honest with you, that referee helped him a lot. All he would do is hold me and hold me and hold me, and that’s that.

“Honestly, yeah. I mean, if I could’ve gotten a first round knockout, I would have done it.

“But he was expecting a first round knockout, so I wasn’t able to get a first round knockout, so I was tactical throughout the fight.”

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