There was a lot of trash talking in the months leading up to Saturday’s lightweight clash between Gervonta Davis and Rolando Romero.

At the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Davis retained the WBA “regular” title” when he knocked out Romero in the sixth round after landing a tremendous left hand counter.

Despite the months of bad blood, Davis held no animosity in the aftermath. He knew Romero was saying anything and everything to sell their pay-per-view showdown.

“I was thinking as this interview was coming up and as much as I wanted to be cocky, but I want to thank Rolly. I want to thank his team. We settled it like men inside the ring. I wish him the best in the future,” Davis said.

“I knew it was all about selling the fight. I’m glad we didn’t fight the first time [last December] because I was so emotional. But I’m just grateful to be in this position and to be able to come out with the win.”

Davis respected Romero’s power, admitting that he played it safe in the first half of the contest. He felt his power in the early rounds and realized that he needed to take precautions to avoid getting caught with the wrong punch.

“He was strong for sure but it was a couple shots that I was getting warmed up and he caught me and I was like, ‘I can’t sit with him just yet.’ I know when to take it to my opponents and when to chill out. There was someone in the crowd and they were telling me to press forward and I was like, not yet. I got to loose him up a little more,” Davis said.

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