Tank Davis couldn’t wait to put his hands on Rolando Romero … the undefeated fighter shoved Rolly off the stage moments after they faced off before their highly anticipated boxing match, nearly sparking a brawl between the fighters and their camps.
TMZ Sports was just feet away, outside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, when the incident kicked off … in what was supposed to be weigh-ins and the final face-off for the undefeated boxers before they scrap Saturday night in NYC.
After squaring off, 26-year-old Rolly (14-0, 12 KOs) took a half-step forward and flexed, with his right arm appearing to come close to 27-year-old Tank’s (26-0, 24 KOs) head.
Gervonta clearly didn’t like that, and gave a one-armed push to the back of Romero, who was forced to jump down from the stage … an elevated platform a few feet high.
Rolly immediately made a beeline for Tank, but was held back by people on stage. Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions (Davis is splitting with the promotion after the Romero fight), was in the mix, keeping the fighters away from one another.
While the scene was chaotic, peace was ultimately restored, and no one was injured
It’s not a surprise the men tried to hurt each other … t.’s A LOT of bad blood between them. And, on the surface it doesn’t seem to be manufactured beef to sell a fight — these guys flat out don’t like each other.
Good thing for Tank and Rolly, the fighters get to beat the hell out of each other in about 30 hours.
We were excited before … now, can’t wait!
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