Gervonta Davis will put his WBA (Regular) lightweight title on the line when he enters the ring against top contender Rolando Romero. This highly anticipated matchup is scheduled for Saturday, May 28, with the action taking place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Online sportsbook TonyBet Sportsbook has all the Gervonta Davis vs Rolando Romero odds. Davis has emerged as a massive -1428 favorite to retain his crown, while Romero lags as a +570 underdog in the second shot of his career at a world championship.
That means sports bettors backing Davis must wager $1,428 to generate winnings of $100, while a successful $100 bet on Romero will produce a tidy payday of $570.
Davis vs Romero Odds
Odds as of May 25 at TonyBet Sportsbook
A deeper dive into the Davis vs Romero odds using our sports betting calculator tells us that Davis’ -1428 odds translate to an implied win probability of 93.46 percent, while Romero’s lengthy +570 odds have just a 14.93 percent implied win probability.
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Gervonta Davis vs Rolando Romero Odds Analysis
Undefeated in 26 fights as a pro with 24 knockouts, Davis is also developing a steady track record at the sportsbooks as a strong betting favorite since claiming the WBA (Regular) lightweight belt three years ago.
The 27-year-old southpaw has been pegged as massive chalk in his past two outings. He paid out on short -1000 odds with a unanimous-decision win over Isaac Cruz in his last outing in December 2021.
That followed an impressive 11th-round TKO win over Mario Barrios as -400 chalk while defending the WBA (Super) lightweight crown six months earlier.
Romero In Unfamiliar Role As Betting Underdog
Conversely, Romero finds himself in uncharted territory as he gets set to battle for the title as a heavy underdog.
The 26-year-old Las Vegas native has compiled a perfect 14-0 pro boxing record, and has enjoyed heavy backing at the sportsbooks, where he sported average odds of -676 over his past three fights, including his unanimous-decision win over Jackson Martinez that earned him the interim WBA lightweight title almost two years ago.
And like Davis, Romero has established himself as a knockout specialist, with 12 of his 14 career wins coming by knockout, including eight victories inside two rounds.
Davis vs Romero Betting Preview
There has been no shortage of bad blood brewing between these fighters during the buildup to Saturday’s fight. The challenger Romero has said he has “seen fear” in the eyes of the champion Davis, and has promised to knock out “Tank” in the first round of their upcoming clash.
While Romero faces a tough task of following through on that lofty prediction, it is pretty safe to say boxing betting fans should prepare themselves for a slugfest when these fighters enter the ring.
However, Davis cannot afford to be complacent as he prepares to defend his WBA (Regular) lightweight title for a third time. Tank struggled far more than expected in his last outing against Isaac Cruz, who took him a full 12 rounds.
Davis ultimately earned a unanimous albeit narrow decision over Cruz, who steadily wore down the champion in later rounds.
A speedy finisher early in his career, Davis has been forced to adjust to extended clashes in the ring since claiming the title, with three of his past four fights lasting into at least the 11th round.
However, that experience is likely to serve Davis well if he can withstand the expected early onslaught by Romero, who will be aiming to end things early.
Can Romero Walk The Talk?
Romero has had plenty of time to stew over his hate for the champion. However, it remains to be seen whether “Rolly” can channel that emotion into an effective fight strategy and claim the win.
There is no denying Romero’s ability as a power puncher. Rolly dropped Anthony Yigit to the canvas on three occasions before finally finishing him in the seventh round in his last outing.
But despite his recent success and spotless record, it is safe to say that Romero has yet to face a fighter of Davis’ caliber so far in his career.
And while shooting the moon with predictions of a first-round KO makes for great press, it is a dangerous strategy to lean on against a reigning champion who has gained heaps of experience of late.
Davis vs Romero Pick
Simply put, this fight will not be for the faint of heart. Expect both fighters to come out swinging in the early rounds, but barring one of them landing a definitive knockout punch, things should eventually settle down by the middle rounds.
That is when we should expect the champion’s experience and recent mentorship by Floyd Mayweather Jr. to come into play, as he wears down his foul-mouthed opponent with a steady diet of counterpunching.
Prediction: Gervonta Davis (-1428), 7-9 rounds (+390)
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