Romero out of Gervonta Davis bout, Isaac Cruz steps in
Rolando Romero was formally eliminated from his set up battle with Gervonta Davis on Dec. 5 due to allegations of sexual attack on Monday, according to ESPN’s Mike Coppinger.
Conversations of such a relocation had actually remained in location in between Premier Boxing Champions and Showtime for days, according to Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, over the 2019 event.
Romero validated on Instagram that he had actually been pulled from the battle, however rejected the accusations made versus him.
“Although the allegations against me are totally false and I will prove that through the legal system, I agree that it is in the best interest of everyone involved that I not participate in the upcoming pay-per-view event,” Romero composed. “After clearing my name I will return to the ring as soon as possible.”
Isaac Cruz accepted change Romero in the Dec. 5 bout, according to ESPN’s Mike Coppinger.
Rolando Romero implicated of sexual attack
Izabel Zambrano stepped forward on social networks last month about the event she stated occurred in between her and Romero in 2019 at his Las Vegas home.
“We struggled,” Zambrano informed Sports Illustrated. “I was actually frightened.”
Specific details about the incident are not yet known, though Zambrano told Sports Illustrated that it started after a game of Connect 4. Zambrano has since filed a police report in Las Vegas, and an investigation is ongoing.
Zambrano called the incident a “paralyzing moment,” and was afraid to come forward initially because she thought people wouldn’t believe her allegations. Seeing Romero’s name everywhere leading up to his fight with Davis, she sad, was part of what made her finally say something — even though it led to a big backlash.
She said she “had to speak up.”
“It just seemed like he was everywhere,” Zambrano informed Sports Illustrated. “I went to YouTube to turn on a video of my daughter, I see a video of him. I go on Twitter, I see a video of him. I go on Facebook, I see a video of him. I turn on the TV … I didn’t realize I had PTSD from that night. I was so confused and so ashamed that I had put myself in a position like that.
“Now, I’m very triggered by what happened. I can no longer sit and bottle it up while he gets to live this life and be glorified and no one’s voice is heard.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.