Davies To Romero: “No Ryan Garcia Fight While I’m Next In Line”

Davies Wants Nothing More Than His Title Shot

Ohara Davies demands his title fight with Rolando Romero
Rolando Romero (L), Ohara Davies | credit: Ryan Hafey, Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Ohara Davies Unshakeable in his Pursuit of a Title Fight With Rolly Romero!

WBA 140-pound mandatory challenger Ohara “Two Tanks” Davies (25-2, 18 KOs) is a man on a mission. The longtime contender has finally secured himself a world title opportunity and is ready to cash in on a lifelong dream of becoming a world champion. However, getting a deal done to face WBA Super champion Rolando “Rolly” Romero (15-1, 13 KOs) has proven difficult.

There’s no secret that Romero has a preference for facing former WBC 135-pound Interim champion “King” Ryan Garcia (23-1, 19 KOs). Back in May, Romero stated that he wanted to face Garcia in his next bout. This all comes after his very controversial stoppage win over Ismael Barroso (24-4-2, 22 KOs). The whole back-and-forth culminated with Garcia agreeing to fight him, which led Rolly to come out and say that a deal was done for them to fight. However, nothing concrete has come since.


There are ways, such as paying step aside money, to get around having to face a mandatory challenger. However, if you think Davies is going to step aside under any circumstances, think again. Speaking to Boxing Social, Two Tanks let it be known that wouldn’t be the case with him.

“Listen, man, me and Rolly are meant to fight by September 12. It’s been ordered by the WBA for months now, and you know they’re trying to keep my name out of their mouths. They know that I’m next; they’re not trying to tweet about me, talk about me, or do interviews about me. They’ve been trying to bypass me and get the Ryan Garcia fight. I’m like, ‘Uh-uh, there ain’t no Ryan Garcia fight happening while I’m next in line. There ain’t no way money can get me paid off; I need my world title shot. Don’t be tweeting about the Ryan Garcia fight because you’re not going to get through.”

It’s clear from Davies’ comments that Romero needs to pump the brakes on his pursuit of a Garcia clash. If Romero hopes to keep his title, it seems he will have to go through Two Tanks to do it. We’ll see what happens; September is only a couple of months away.

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