Romero pulled from Gervonta Davis fight

Rolando Romero has been pulled from his Dec. 5 fight with Gervonta Davis, a spokesperson for Showtime — which was set to televise the pay-per-view fight — told ESPN on Monday.

The news comes after a woman on Thursday posted on Twitter accusing Romero, 26, of sexual assault. She did not say when the alleged incident occurred, but tweeted Friday that she filed a police report.

A spokesperson for the Henderson (Nevada) Police Department told ESPN that it received an incident report on Friday involving Romero and provided a date of birth that matched the boxer’s. The spokesperson said there is an open investigation connected to the alleged incident.

Isaac Cruz has agreed to a deal to replace Romero, a source told ESPN. Cruz, a 23-year-old Mexican, was considered for the Davis assignment before Romero was ultimately chosen.

Cruz (22-1-1, 15 KOs) defeated former champion Francisco Vargas in June. He was No. 24 on ESPN’s ranking of the top 25 boxers under 25.

Romero (14-0, 12 KOs) scored a seventh-round TKO of Anthony Yigit in July. The Las Vegas native is slated to earn a career-high payday in his first major fight.

Davis (25-0, 24 KOs), a former junior lightweight titleholder, is one of the sport’s biggest attractions and is ranked No. 4 at both lightweight and junior welterweight. His last two fights have headlined Showtime PPVs.

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