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Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Rolly Romero add to their rivalry; ‘He’s Soft."

The words “He’s soft” echoed through the halls of the Barclay Center this past Thursday as rivals Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Rolando “Rolly” Romero had a press-conference for their long awaited fight that takes place on May 28th in Brooklyn’s Barclay Center on Showtime Pay-Per-View.

Davis and Romero picked up right where they left off in their October press conference the two were originally scheduled to fight in December but the fight was called off because Romero was facing sexual assualt allegations. Romero was thereafter removed from the main event, forcing Davis instead to go up against Isaac Cruz, whom he ended up beating by unanimous decision. Romero who recently beat his allegations as Las Vegas police concluded Romero didn’t commit any crime, now gets his opportunity to finally get the chance to fight the man he has hated since their days in amateurs.

Both men will be going into the fight with reckless abandon looking to knock each other's head off “You see his nose, right?” Davis, 27, said. “[If] I hit him with one of these I’m gonna knock his whole nose off. Look at his nose. His nose is, like, real small.”

“May 28 you’re getting knocked out,” Romero, 26, retorted. “We’re ending your little reign. You can go retire. And that’s that.” In their press conference last October in Los Angeles. Romero was a lot more talkative. And even went viral with his trash talk. He showed up, in the 70 degree heat, wearing an oversized fur coat with no shirt, only abs. Romero (14-0, 12 KOs) this time around was a little less animated. However, this time around it was the champion Davis that was the mouthy one berating his much hated foe with all kinds of insults.

“It’s different when they talk on Instagram or anything [like that],” Davis said. “They talk face to face, it's different. Way different, way different. He a b***h ,” Davis said. “That’s what it’s all about. Showing people that think they’re tough [that] there’s always somebody out there badder than you.”

To the media that covered the event it seemed as the naturally cool malmannered Davis was acting out of the ordinary. When asked Davis responded with a sharp grin and shook his head.

“I’m really not pissed off at all,” he said. “I just had to do that to show him that [I’m in charge]. You know what I mean?”

Both boxers are promoted by Floyd Mayweather. The bout is part of a three-week stretch of PBC on Showtime cards that begins May 14 with the Jermell Charlo-Brian Castano rematch for the undisputed junior middleweight championship followed by the May 21 David Benavidez-David Lemieux fight.

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