WBA Orders Gervonta Davis To Schedule Rolly Romero Again
It was a fight that was supposed to happen in December, but sexual assault allegations against Rolando “Rolly” Romero got him pulled from the pay per view. Now, the World Boxing Association says that it’s ordering it’s lesser version champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis to fight him.
The WBA put out their announcement mid-day on Monday that they are giving both sides a month to agree to a bout later this year,
The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee ordered the lightweight world title fight between champion Gervonta Davis and mandatory challenger Rolando Romero #DavisRomero
— WBA Boxing (@WBABoxing) January 24, 2022
“The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee ordered the lightweight world title fight between champion Gervonta Davis and mandatory challenger Rolando Romero,” the WBA’s tweet read.
“The pioneer body sent the formal communication to both teams of both fighters, who will have 30 days, which expires next February 24, to reach an agreement #DavisRomero”
When the allegations arose in November against Romero, 14-0, 12 KOs, Showtime Championship Boxing yanked him from the December 5th main event against the multi-division world champ Davis at the Staples Center in L.A.
Davis, 26-0 24 KO’s, struggled at times but still put together a solid performance in beating late replacement Issac Cruz over 12 rounds. It was on the second time in his career that he had been forced to go to the scorecards for win.
Then, as we wrote earlier this month, Henderson, Nevada authorities announced that they had closed their investigation in Romero, including from his ex-girlfriend. And, that they would not be filing any charges against him.
Romero wasted no time in taking to social media himself to repeat his innocence and make known he wanted to still fight Davis.
“After three and a half months of my name being slandered with false accusations, having to miss out on opportunities, cheated out of my dream, and out of a massive amount of wealth – The investigation into the allegations made against me has been formally closed.
Charges were not filed because the allegations could not be substantiated because, as I always stated, I am innocent. I am now the symbol of freedom, purity, and love 💕 known as “The Boxer Formally Known as Rolly”…” Romero wrote.
Now, Davis, who owns the “regular version” of the WBA’s 135 lb. title (George Kambosos has the world title), has two impressive recent wins. Those came against former WBA regular Jr. Welterweight champ Mario Barrios last May and previously, former two division world champ Leo Santa Cruz by one punch KO in October 2020.
Now, one of the top draws in the smaller weight divisions will have to decide if he wants to follow through with the WBA’s order or not?