In their final public appearance before their 12-round championship bout Saturday, Rolando "Rolly” Romero and Gervonta "Tank", WBA lightweight champion, were in good spirits. At 9 p.m., Davis will put his belt on the line against an undefeated opponent to headline the Showtime pay per view card at the Barclays Center. ET. ET. They will now settle their differences in the boxing ring.
Caesars Sportsbook has Davis listed as the 625 favorite (risk $625 for $100), and Romero as the +450 underdog in the most recent Davis vs. Romero odds. The total rounds are over-under at 6.5. There are many other Davis vs. Romero props, such as if Davis wins by KO, TKO, or DQ (-400). Before you make any Davis vs. Romero picks be sure to check out the boxing predictions from SportsLine analyst Brandon Wise.
Wise is the CBS Sports combat sports editor. He is an expert boxer and mixed martial artist analyst who has provided winning selections to SportsLine members. He has been a big-time boxer for the past two years.
He predicted that a stoppage victory would be possible between rounds No. Caleb Plant vs Canelo alvarez in their super middleweight unification fight. Proposition selection was paid +450. Wise correctly called the fight to be over 9.5 rounds (-125) and Plant was stopped in Round 11. He also called Jamel Herring (+105), to beat Carl Frampton (125) for the junior lightweight belt. Anyone who has followed Wise’s picks for combat sports has seen huge returns.
With Saturday's fight near, Wise has examined Davis vs. Romero from all angles and determined the best value in boxing odds. SportsLine is the only place you can see his confident prop betting and money-line picks.
Many observers believed that Davis was being affected by the hostile war of words between fighters in the build-up to Romero's showdown. Davis admitted to the media at one point that his opponent was making him uncomfortable.
Davis stated that he isn't bothered by Romero's antics and views them as a way to both inspire himself and sell the fight. Davis said that he will not be distracted by the verbal war.
Davis stated, "This guy is a clown." Davis said, "I'm not one to be played with. It all starts with him."
Davis dismissed the suggestion Romero was "awkward" for his helter-skelter style, and instead attributed Romero’s wild approach to inexperienced and lacking of ring intelligence.
"He is not awkward. We are all familiar with awkward. Real fighters are able to recognize awkward fighters. He isn't an awkward fighter. He is just a dumb fighter. Davis stated, "I'm not trying be funny."
Romero's career has been closely followed by many. They know that he is confident and although it's not unusual for a prize fighter be assertive about his superiority over an opponent's, Romero is still a persuasive force.
Romero, despite not having the title-fight and big-stage experience of Davis's fights, has maintained that he is the superior fighter since signing the fight. He will begin receiving the recognition he merits after Saturday night's upset. Las Vegas native Romero, 26, predicts a win by knockout in the first round.
This feels great. It's time that he joins me in the ring. Romero said this week that he is built for this moment, and this fight. "Not everyone is made for this. Davis clearly isn't made for this. Davis can't even speak a word. Here, I'm the star. I will go into the arena and defeat him. This is my only strategy. You can bet on me in this fight. Together, we'll all get rich."
Wise prefers under 6.5 rounds at a cost of -130 according to the latest boxing odds. Wise also called on a method to win prop and a money-line pick. SportsLine is the only place to see these selections.
Who will win Davis vs. Romero in the final? Which prop is a must back? Check out SportsLine to find Brandon Wise's top picks for Saturday. This is the CBS combat sports specialist.