Davis vs. Romero results, live stream PPV fight coverage
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One of boxing’s most electric young fighters takes on a long-time rival tonight (Sat., May 28, 2022) inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., when Gervonta Davis defends his WBA “world” Lightweight title against fellow unbeaten Rolando Romero.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of tonight’s main card below. The Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast will kickoff at 9 p.m. ET, with Davis and Romero likely to make the walk closer to midnight.
The WBA first ordered the fight last year, and the animosity’s only grown since then as the pair traded snipes on social media and throughout the promotional build up. The pair boasts a combined 90 percent knockout rate in 40 fights, so we can expect the in-ring action to be every bit as vitriolic.
The PPV lineup also includes another WBA title fight between Middleweight “world” champion Erislandy Lara and Irish tough guy Spike O’Sullivan, as well as a pair of intriguing battles at 154- and 130-pounds that see Jesus Ramos attempt to avenge uncle Abel’s loss to Luke Santamaria and Eduardo Ramirez trade hands with recent upset artist Luis Melendez.
Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero
Erislandy Lara vs. Spike O’Sullivan
Jesus Ramos vs. Luke Santamaria
Eduardo Ramirez vs. Luis Melendez — Ramirez def. Melendez by majority decision (95-95, 96-94, 98-92)
135 lbs.: Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero
160 lbs.: Erislandy Lara vs. Spike O’Sullivan
154 lbs.: Jesus Ramos vs. Luke Santamaria
Round one: Ramos looking like the much bigger man. Slowly advancing, pawing with his jab. Santamaria looking to circle. Ramos body shot on the ropes. Halfway through. Santamaria tries a body shot and counter jab. Ramos continuing to work behind the jab. Double right from Santamaria. Body shot after eating jabs. Both men dig to the body in the corner. Ramos 1-2 on the ropes. 10-9 Ramos.
Round two: Santamaria potshotting off the back foot. Counter 3-2 from Ramos. Continuing to advance. Lead left through the guard. Santamaria lands a left hook and uppercut. They trade lefts. Low-high 1-2 from Ramos, then again. Both fire their power hands. Santamaria to the body. Halfway through. Santamaria body shot, Ramos jab. Ramos jabs the body. Santamaria overhand right, then a double right cross. Counter right hook from Ramos, Santamaria answers to the body. Hard straight left by Ramos. Santamaria’s moving well and getting in his licks but he just can’t put a dent in Ramos. 10-9, 20-18 Ramos.
Round three: Ramos backs him to the corner and lets loose a volley. Solid low-high flurry from Santamaria. Ramos continuing to work behind the jab and land thudding shots amid the rapid-fire work from Santamaria. Halfway through. Low-high 1-2 and body shots by Ramos. Again, it’s just the power issue. Santamaria’s landing a lot but nothing’s affecting Ramos. Hard body shots from Ramos and a straight left upstairs. Ramos looking aggressive in the last minute as Santamaria continues to target the midsection. 10-9, 30-27 Ramos.
Round four: Ramos keeping Santamaria on the ropes. Tight right hook. Prodding with the jab. Ramos still doing the more impactful work. Quick exchange near the ropes. Halfway through. Technical difficulties. Ramos finding the mark with straight shots. Santamaria still moving well but not getting his licks in like before. He tries to open up late and Ramos waves him on. 10-9, 40-36 Ramos.
Round five: Good work from Santamaria with his back against the ropes. Ramos continuing to press forward and cut off the ring. Body shot in the corner. Some good footwork by Santamaria. Clinch. Double right. Halfway through. Both whiff on hooks. Ramos falls short with a 1-2. They exchange in the corner. Ramos to the body. Straight left in the corner. Picking up the pace later in the round. Combo by Santamaria. He avoids some late flurries and lands a straight left. 10-9 Santamaria, 49-46 Ramos.
130 lbs.: Eduardo Ramirez vs. Luis Melendez
Round one: Both men pawing with their lead hands. Counter right from Ramirez. Overhand left, 1-2. Melendez jabbing, falling short, eats a lead left. Halfway through. Ramirez misses badly on a body shot. Melendez lands a right downstairs. Clean jab. Ramirez tries body shots. Left connects. Jab from Melendez in return. Quick exchange at the bell, left hook by Melendez. 10-9 Ramirez.
Round two: Solid combo from Melendez in the early going. Ramirez looking a bit too patient, eats a right downstairs. Melendez check hook and uppercut. 1-2 from Ramirez in return. Ramirez falls short with a 1-2, avoids a pair of straight rights halfway through. Clinch. Melendez lead right again. Ramirez to the body, eats a right cross in return. Melendez tries a combination on the ropes. Clinch. 10-9 Melendez, 19-19.
Round three: Solid counter uppercut from Melendez, who follows up with a volley. Clinch. Ramirez lead left, Melendez left hand. Melendez body shot. Ramirez trying to potshot with 1s and 2s. Melendez body shot, clinch, body shot. Uppercut and body shot from Ramirez in return. Melendez cracks him with another uppercut. Halfway through. Ramirez 3-2 and 2-1, trying to dig away inside. They trade lefts and Melendez lands another clean uppercut. Nice counter right. Ramirez fires a lengthy sequence on the ropes and makes some solid connections. Lead left. Melendez doubles up the lead right and absorbs a flurry. 10-9, 29-28 Melendez.
Round four: Brutal shots from Melendez in the pocket. Ramirez laughs them off, but eats a heavy hook while trying to bully his way in. Melendez warned for a low blow. Ramirez straight left, Melendez uppercut. Ramirez trying to bully him on the ropes. Clinch. Nice body shots. Clean uppercut, eats a left hook. Halfway through. Ramirez with a left downstairs, Melendez with one upstairs. More success from Ramirez now, gets backed off by a combo. Straight lefts from Ramirez. Heavy right hook in combination. Melendez pops him with a couple of jabs and a left hook upstairs. Ramirez stalking and they trade. 10-9 Ramirez, 38-38.
Round five: Inside work from both men. Solid work on each side. Nice uppercut from Melendez. Both land good hooks. Double hook by Melendez. Ramirez rips the body and they trade on the ropes halfway through. Ramirez doubles the lefts and digs away at the body. Liver shot from Melendez in return. Ramirez continuing to advance, tees off in the corner. Melendez backs him off with a straight right. 10-9, 48-47 Ramirez.
Round six: Good early work from Melendez. Clinch. Stiff jab. Ramirez looks for the body in return. Melendez digs a liver shot as Ramirez fires in the pocket. Melendez warned again for low blows. Clinch. Ramirez with a heavy four-piece and they trade in center ring. Halfway through. More short work from Ramirez. Melendez firing jabs, follows up with a clean right. Ramirez focusing on forehead-to-forehead work. Wild swings from Ramirez. Melendez cracks him with a late right. 10-9, 58-56 Ramirez.
Round seven: Early clinch. Double left by Ramirez, continuing to advance. Solid overhand left in the corner. Stiff jab from Melendez. Ramirez body shots. Ramping up the volume inside. Halfway through. Melendez trying to back him off with counters but this is Ramirez’s best round in a while. Melendez flurry. Sneaky right. Good head movement on the ropes. Double right. Good left, double right. Still thing the early work was Ramirez’s. 10-9, 68-65 Ramirez.
Round eight: Lead rights from Melendez. Ramirez to the body. Both land good lefts. Lengthy flurry from Melendez. Counter uppercut in the corner. Ramirez tattoos the body in response. Good lead left upstairs and a heavy right hook behind it. Ramirez answers a counter uppercut with a flurry. Halfway through. Melendez double right and jabs as he circles. Ramirez trying to work in the corner, lands a straight left. Jab exchange. Long 1-2 by Ramirez lands clean. Melendez with a right downstairs. 10-9, 78-74 Ramirez.
Round nine: Ramirez continuing to advance as Melendez tries to play slickster. Counter 1-2 and jabs from Melendez. Counter uppercut after eating a lead left. Trading in the pocket, favoring Melendez. Sneaky right hand and check hook. Good right cross halfway through. Ramirez looks to work in the corner, absorbs a pair of hooks. Continuing to trade forehead to forehead. Melendez seemingly getting the better of it. Ramirez flurry answered in kind. Sneaky Melendez uppercut. Moving well. Ramirez looking for the body, ends the round with a combo. 10-9 Melendez. 87-84 Ramirez.
Round ten: Hard shots from both right off the bat. Trading at close range. Ramirez bullying his way forward, working on the ropes. Melendez counter uppercut, Ramirez lands a series of body shots and a clean straight left upstairs. Hard right hooks land clean halfway through. Clinch. Ramirez tries to flurry, clinch. Lead left. Melendez check hook lands clean, as does a darting right soon after. Ramirez digging to the body on the ropes, gets backed off by a combo. Wild exchange in the final seconds. 10-9, 97-93 Ramirez. Think he took it, but there were like five-six swing rounds.
Final result: Ramirez def. Melendez by majority decision
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