Gervonta Davis vs. Regis Prograis Makes Sense

Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe labeled the planned December 5th clash as a modern-day Hagler vs. Hearns. On one side, you have one of boxing’s biggest stars, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis. He’s a 3-division champion, knockout artist, technically polished fighter, and a pay-per-view draw.

On the other side, you have the arrogant, trash-talking Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero. He has 14 victories, with 12 coming by way of knockout. Romero has a lack of experience, and his skill set is limited. His boxing style is awkward, but he has tremendous punching power that translates into the ultimate equalizer.

Davis (25-0, 24 KOs) is the overwhelming favorite in this potential match-up, but Romero’s right hand gives him a slight chance to pull off a major upset. Fight fans found this to be an intriguing clash since both fighters have incredible power in both hands, and they truly dislike each other.

Rolly Romero pleaded for the match-up with Gervonta Davis for a significant amount of time. After dominating Anthony Yigit and knocking him out in the seventh round on July 17, Romero called Davis out again during the post-fight interview. This time his call would be answered as the event was set for December 5th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The bad blood between the two fighters became painfully obvious when they verbally sparred with each other at their first press conference. Rolando Romero promised he would knock Gervonta Davis out, but unfortunately for Romero, sexual assault allegations may knock him out of the match.

Gervonta Davis vs. Regis Prograis Makes Sense

On October 28th, Izabel Zambrano, 24, published a post on Twitter about the alleged sexual assault that occurred in the fall of 2019. The alleged incident is currently under Henderson (Nevada) police investigation.

Due to the accusations, Showtime and Premier Boxing Champions are considering removing Rolando Romero from his scheduled December 5th bout against Gervonta Davis. If Romero is removed, Isaac Cruz (22-1, 15 KOs) is the favorite to replace Romero.

While Cruz is a rising prospect, Regis Prograis (26-1, 22KOs) is already established. He’s a former world champion, and the only blemish on his record is a narrow defeat at the hands of the undisputed Junior welterweight champion, Josh Taylor.

Prograis made it known that he would be interested in taking the fight on short notice. “I’ll fight his little a** on short notice. Floyd (Mayweather Jr.) and Leonard (Ellerbe) said they love that fight. But we all know that’s bulls**t. Tank ain’t fighting no elite fighter anytime soon on short notice.” Davis responded by stating Prograis was looking for a payday. He also mentioned how he heard Shakur got the best of Prograis in a sparring session.

Gervonta Davis is the A-side, and he is the pay-per-view attraction. To maintain that status, he and his team will have to pair him up with the worthy competition consistently. Regis Prograis is a worthy opponent. He’s an elite fighter, and the potential bout could satisfy boxing fans’ appetite for the best fighting the best. Mayweather Promotions need a popular fighter like Prograis to help sell tickets and bring in pay-per-view buys. The question is, are they willing to take the risk against a seasoned and dangerous opponent such as Prograis.


9 thoughts on “Gervonta Davis vs. Regis Prograis Makes Sense”

  1. Not a chance Tank is gonna fight Prograis, not cos he’s scared but because Mayweather will see it as too risky. It would be the first elite fighter on his resume.

  2. We all know in boxing that you stay ready so you Don t have 2 get ready I say let him and regis rumble and if he wins he will silence a lot of bias fans and fighters he the man 2 beat so they all gunning for the young star

  3. All of the Boxers are good I don’t have know bias against none of them But I Belive who ever fights Tank Davis will luse its not him its the Business side that keeps those fights from happening let it just play out and tank will be ready to fight who ever they put in front of him

  4. Tank vs Teofimo at 135…has trilogy written all over it. This could be a super fight. Has to happen.

  5. I hear the noise but who were the last two fighters Tank knocked out? Champions! Who. Else is fighting champions and going up in weight class for one of the belts. At his age? And fighting fighters that are you g not aging champions with a bunch of L’s. Tank is the next star !

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      Stop it. You cant be serious right? Barrios was only a champion on paper because the WBO had 90 champions at every weight class to get their sanctioning fees. Leo Santa Cruz ok will give him SOME credit. Mayweather Promotions know what they doing. They line him up against fighters who come to fight and have little to no defense so that no matter what Gervonta always has a shot. He aint mentioned Devin, Teo, Loma, Shakur, hell even Nakatani, Fortuna, Jojo Diaz. And then you wouldn’t even put your name on it. Don’t worry this response has a face.

  6. Please the boxing world should stop discrediting good boxers like Davis. This young boy is humble, hungry and willing to face any opponent ,he does not duck any one . I will buy ticket for any of his fight, I like his humble ways of boxing life . Trust me Davis is gonna be a great boxer , like Mayweather . Just keep your head calm and dedicate yourself to your crap, leave haters alone cos they can be like you bro .

  7. Fight a fight with progress would be a good fight I wouldn’t even buy a ticket to that I would only buy a ticket for a worthy opponent which cruz is not . I feel the championship fight the best not the 15th best the best should only fight the best if you agree don’t buy tickets until we have a match featuring the best

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