PBC Looking To Replace Romero; Prograis Wants Shot At Davis

If Rolando Romero Is Out, Regis Prograis Would Like To Step In!

Regis Prograis poses in a ring corner; Rolando Romero looks puzzled; Gervonta Davis looks annoyed.
From left to bottom right: Regis Prograis, Rolando Romero and Gervonta Davis

Social Media Sexual Allegations On Rolando Romero May Force Him Out Of Gervonta Davis Fight; Regis Prograis Is Ready

Just as lightweight Rolando “Rolly” Romero (14-0, 12 KO’s) was entering camp for the biggest fight of his career, his professional reality took a startling turn for the worse. Ironically, this shift in fortune had nothing to do with the boxing world. Instead, a slew of females have stepped forward accusing Romero of various levels of sexual misconduct. Despite no legal actions having been taken, it appears that Showtime is looking to separate themselves from Rolly. According to Sports Illustrated, the network is actively searching for a replacement opponent for “regular” WBA lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (25-0, 24 KO’s).


To put a bit more pressure on Rolly there is already a budding fight in play. Having seen there was a potential slot opening up to face Tank, former WBA super lightweight champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (26-1, 22 KO’s) was quick to step up and offer his services. This definitely should not come as any sort of surprise. These two fighters had already been jaw jacking with one another in the first quarter of the year.

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At the moment, Prograis has not fought since his April 17 dustup with Ivan Redkach. That particular contest shamefully ended when Redkach, gunned for the Academy Award by attempting to act his way out of danger. This fight was the hard-hitting southpaw’s only bout of the year, although, he did unsuccessfully seek out prizefights with Adrian Broner and Mikey Garcia. Provided that Rougarou could secure the Tank bout, that would be a great way to finish the year.

Regis Prograis tweets he would step in for Rolando Romero against Gervonta Davis December 5.
Regis Prograis tweets he would step in for Rolando Romero.


For his part, Tank looks to be very eager to answer Prograis’s call out as well. Just like Rougarou, Davis opted not to keep his mind a secret and aired his thoughts on his social media.

Gervonta Davis tweets a response to Regis Prograis stepping in for Rolando Romero.
Gervonta Davis responds to Regis Prograis.

While this new turn of events has come at the expense of Romero, many in the fight world will be happy to hear about the potential shake up. This is due to the general lack of respect or belief in Romero’s overall skill as a boxer. Therefore, Prograis versus Davis stands as a significantly more palatable contest.

Before we can get too excited about this bout though, we still must see how the situation with Romero plays out. Just because he is on the ropes, doesn’t necessarily mean he’s completely out of the fight!

By: Bakari Simpson

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