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Gervonta Davis retains title after vicious 6th-round TKO win over Rolando Romero - The Athletic

Gervonta Davis defended his WBA "regular" lightweight title Saturday night, knocking out Rolando Romero in the sixth round at Barclays Center in...

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Gervonta Davis retains title after vicious 6th-round TKO win over Rolando Romero - The Athletic Image

Gervonta Davis defended his WBA "regular" lightweight title Saturday night, knocking out Rolando Romero in the sixth round at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Davis, after a slow start through five rounds, found the final blow while pressed up against the ropes. After dodging a punch by Romero, he countered with a left hook to the face that immediately dropped his opponent. Romero got up but the referee — noticing the fighter stumbling — wouldn’t allow the bout to continue.

According to the Showtime broadcast, Davis was ahead on two of the three judges' scorecards. The win improves his record to 27-0 with 25 knockouts while Romero suffered the only loss of his 15-fight career.

Questions now loom on who could be next for Davis. One intriguing option that has been talked about for multiple years is a fellow rising star in Ryan Garcia. The 23-year-old has yet to lose in 22 bouts.

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