Gervonta Davis pushes opponent off stage during heated boxing weigh-in
Gervonta Davis pushed his opponent Rolando Romero off the stage during their heated weigh-in on Friday.
The lightweight rivals will settle their differences in the ring at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn on Saturday night, with both their unbeaten professional records on the line. Davis is also defending his WBA 'Regular' title in the bout, with tensions already flaring between the two fighters.
After they both weighed in under the 135lbs lightweight limit, Romero walked in front of Davis to pose for pictures, with 'Tank' retaliating by shoving Romero off the stage before security stormed in to cool the two fighters down.
Romero was visibly fuming after being nudged off the stage but was prevented from getting at Davis as he climbed back up, instead shouting at his opponent whilst being held back.
Following the weigh-in, Davis explained why he shoved Romero, telling PBC: “I just seen him on the edge of the stage, so I pushed him."
The 27-year-old American has also revealed he is targeting a decision win instead of a knockout, so that he can inflict a sustained beating on his rival.
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"He talks too much, though," added Davis. "I seen that he was ready. It was different from all the other times we faced off. Today, he looked like he’s ready. I think all the talking is over. It’s time now.
"We’re a couple of hours away, and we’re both ready to do our thing. I think I was made for this. This is a time when I show I’m not an average fighter. I’m definitely ready and looking forward to it.
"Hopefully, he can put up a good fight and I can show the world that I’m better than a lot of these guys that are fighting on TV.
"I want his coach to stop it so I can feel that I beat him and his coach, not just him. A knockout is just a lucky shot. I want to beat him up bad."
Both fighters go into Saturday night's title fight unbeaten, with Davis 26-0 as a professional and Romero's record standing at 14-0 with 12 knockouts.
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