Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero – Pay-Per-View Undercard Information

The SHOWTIME PPV undercard for Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero will feature three ring-entering clashes in high-stakes action on Saturday, May 28 live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a Premier Boxing Champions event.

Two-division world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara will defend his WBA “Regular” Middleweight title against hard-hitting Irishman Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan in the telecast co-main event, which begins at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

Sensational young star Jesús “Mono” Ramos will put his undefeated record on the line against tough super welterweight fighter Luke Santamaría in a 10-round showdown on the pay-per-view, while hard-hitting contender Eduardo Ramírez takes on Luis Meléndez of Puerto Rico in a 10-round super featherweight thriller that’s gearing up to deliver broadcast-opening end-to-end action.

“When you watch the games, it’s a pay-per-view undercard,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “Erislandy Lara, a highly skilled champion who has engaged in many exciting fights, will have everything he can handle against Gary O’Sullivan, who has never backed down in a boxing ring. Fans will also get to see exciting young star Jesús Ramos bring that heat-seeking knockout mentality to the ring against rugged brawler Luke Santamaría, and Eduardo Ramírez against Luis Meléndez, as they look to add their duel as the final chapter in the classic Mexico vs. Puerto Rico Boxing Rivalry Whether you’re watching at Barclays Center in Brooklyn or watching live on SHOWTIME PPV, you’re going to be entertained all night long.

Tickets for the live event, promoted by Mayweather Promotions, GTD Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased through seatgeek.com and barclayscenter.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the American Express box office in Barclays Center.

Lara (28-3-3, 16 KOs) was the oldest reigning world champion at 154 pounds before losing a tough split decision to Jarrett Hurd in a 2018 title unification match that won the BWAA “fight of the year”. Lara came back from that fight and fought current 154-pound world title holder Brian Castaño to a thrilling draw in another close fight that could have gone Lara’s way. Lara recently moved up to middleweight, winning her WBA title with a first-round knockout of Thomas LaManna in May 2021. Lara faced a host of the sport’s top 154-pounders, including Canelo Alvarez, ahead of her middleweight debut.

“I’m ready to get back in the ring and show the fans that I’m still a world class fighter,” Lara said. “Gary O’Sullivan has proven to be a tough opponent for everyone he’s faced, and his only losses are to the champions. I’ve been in a lot of great fights and it won’t be any different when I step up to the ring at Barclays Center. Being on that stage always brings out the best in me and fans can expect to see my power in this fight.”

A native of Cork, Ireland, O’Sullivan (31-4, 21 KOs) has won three of his last four title fights against Lara on May 28. O’Sullivan’s aggressive style has made him a fan favorite. while he steps into the ring. He faced a long list of big names, including David Lemieux, Jaime Munguia, Chris Eubank Jr. and Billy Joe Saunders. O’Sullivan picked up the best victory of his career in December 2017, as he stopped rising prospect Antoine Douglas in a five-fight knockout streak.

“Since the very first time I watched boxing I have always dreamed of being a world champion and from the first day I turned professional I have worked towards that goal,” O’Sullivan said. . “I had a few setbacks, but I went back to the drawing board, regrouped, righted a few wrongs and kept moving forward. I always knew that one day the chips would fall in my favor. I come to tear this belt in Ireland and hear the words: “And the new!”

A strong southpaw who, at 21, has yet to hit his ceiling as a fighter, Ramos (18-0, 15 KOs) is the nephew of welterweight contender Abel Ramos, who was beaten in February by Santamaría by unanimous decision. Jesus knocked out tough competitor Vladimir Hernandez in February on that same card. Prior to this impressive outing, Ramos had shown his ability to outplay his opponents with back-to-back 10-round unanimous decisions over Brian Mendoza in September 2021 and Javier Molina in May 2021. All in all, young Ramos has gained recognition with facts salient-reel knockouts, stopping six of his last eight opponents, demonstrating a desire to end his fights sooner.

“Training in Las Vegas has gone really well so far,” Ramos said. I will win on May 28 thanks to the preparation I have made, but I do not underestimate anyone and I will prepare to the best of my abilities.

The 24-year-old Santamaría (13-2-1, 7 KOs) will be looking to continue his success against the Ramos family as he steps into the ring after impressive back-to-back wins, first beating two-division champion Devon Alexander. in August 2021 before beating Abel Ramos in February on less than two weeks’ notice. Santamaría previously dropped a decision over top prospect and SHOBOX: The Next Generation alum Paul Kroll in October 2020, following an August 2020 triumph over veteran Mykal Fox that saw him put Fox in the first round. The Garden Grove, Calif. native also owns a decision over Willie Jones and a majority draw against SHOBOX® prospect Marquis Taylor in his 2019 contests.

“I dare to be big in this fight,” Santamaría said. “That’s the main reason why I agreed to fight Ramos. I showed that I’m ready to compete against anyone, because I believe in my training and in my abilities. It’s going to be a great fight for the fans and I can’t wait to step into it on May 28th.

Fighting in Sinaloa, Mexico, Ramírez (26-2-3, 12 KOs) climbed the rankings with four straight wins, the last of which was to defeat Miguel Marriaga in December 2021. He previously stopped then-undefeated Leduan Barthelemy in november. 2019 before blasting Miguel Flores in December 2020. The 29-year-old is currently winning six of his last seven fights since losing to featherweight champion Lee Selby in 2017. He has won 17 of his last 20 fights overall, including including a Knockout Victory in March 2019 at Barclays Center.

“I’m happy to be back in Brooklyn for this fight,” Ramírez said. “I scored a big knockout the last time I was there, even though I was the underdog going into the fight. My plan is to deliver a moment like this one more time. I’m already in great shape and I’ll be ready for a war on May 28th.

Originally from Puerto Rico and now fighting in Miami, Fla., Meléndez (17-1, 13 KOs) rose to contender status with an unbeaten streak after dropping his third pro fight of 2018 by split decision. The 24-year-old has been busy in 2021, picking up eight wins, including six wins by knockout. Most recently, Melendez picked up a career-best victory over Thomas Mattice in November, earning a unanimous decision after eight rounds. Melendez’s clash with Ramírez is shaping up to be a classic Puerto Rico-Mexico ring war.

“I’m very excited to be on a big card like this,” Meléndez said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity and I’m coming to put my name on the map on May 28. The winner of this fight will be the fans. I will make Puerto Rico proud once again and show my skills in the ring. I want to thank my team and say that I will not disappoint, because this is only the beginning for me.