Rolando Romero is slated to struggle Gervanta Davis and headline a Showtime pay per view card from the Staples Heart in Los Angeles on Dec. 5, however that struggle is in severe jeopardy after sexual assault allegations towards Romero surfaced over the weekend.
BoxingScene.com’s Keith Idec reported Saturday Romero will all however definitely be eliminated because the opponent.
With that struggle nearly a month away, a extra palatable opponent than Romero is throwing his identify into the negotiations ring as a possible alternative, in response to Matchroom Boxing head Eddie Hearn.
“I don’t know something concerning the [Romero] scenario however I spoke with Devin Haney and I mentioned, ‘are you cheerful to place your identify within the combine?’ And he mentioned, ‘yeah,’ as a result of in the intervening time ‘no-go [Joseph] Diaz has not signed his contract after being provided extra to struggle Devin Haney than he was attending to struggle Ryan Garcia, so we’ll need to see what occurs,” Hearn advised Boxing Social. “We need to make the Jojo Diaz struggle, however he has to rush up and signal the contract.”
Davis (25-0, 24 KOs) was presupposed to struggle Romero at 135 kilos. Romero additionally fights underneath the Mayweather Promotions banner. Haney (26-0, 15 KOs) is the WBC’s light-weight champion and has been craving for a struggle that may catapult his place as a prime attract the US. A date with Davis would definitely serve his grasp plan.
Like Davis, the Las Vegas resident Haney also has Mayweather in his nook as an unofficial mentor. Haney and the fighter of the last decade have had a rising relationship lately.
Though Haney is open to combating Davis, Hearn is leaning extra towards Diaz.
“We have to make assertion fights within the U.S marketplace for Devin Haney, and our choice is JoJo Diaz. It’s 5 weeks tonight,” mentioned Hearn. “They’re all coaching for that date, even JoJo. He was presupposed to be combating on November twenty seventh [against Ryan Garcia], so he’s prepared. However sooner or later, we have to go on sale. On December the 4th on the MGM Grand.”
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