Super Bantamweight Danny Roman got involved in the sport of boxing not necessarily because he had the urge to go and sought out a boxing gym, but more so because his father decided he needed to defend himself against the bullies that were harassing him from his neighbourhood.
At first, Danny confesses himself that he didn’t like boxing but after a few months he soon came to love it, starting to appreciate the discipline and fine art that he was being taught on a daily basis. Today having excelled at amateur level with a record of 61-10 he stands as the WBA Super Bantamweight Champion with eyes focused on defending his crown for a time to come.
Roman is Promoted by Thompson Boxing Promotions
Managed by Eddie Gonzalez
PROFESSIONAL RECORD – 26-3-1 (10 KO’s)
|2020-01-30||M AKHMADALIEV||SD (L)|
|2014-03-15||Jose Angel Cota||KO|
|2013-10-18||Juan Reyes||L UD|
|2012-10-27||Juan Gomez Torres||UD|
|2011-07-22||Takashi Okada||L SD|
|2011-02-24||Jensen Ramirez||D SD|
AKHMADALIEV CREATES HISTORY IN VICTORY OVER ROMAN!
Murodjon Akhmadaliev won a split decision over Daniel Roman to claim Roman’s unified junior featherweight world title.
Creating history, Akhmadaliev (8-0, 6 KOs) became the first Uzbekistan to be the unified champion, also matching former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks’ record of becoming a men’s unified titleholder in just his eighth pro fight.
Roman came into the bout on the back of the longest layoff of his career due to a severe shoulder injury with suggestion from even his own camp that he should vacate rather than take on the dangerous challenge of Akhmadaliev, especially after just a six week training camp, a suggestion which was instantly shot down by the now former champion.
“I’m a fighter,” Roman said. “I will fight anybody they put in front of me. He was the mandatory. You have to learn how to accept the victory and learn how to accept the defeat as well. I would like a rematch. Why not?”
Akhmadaliev was aggressive from the start, pressuring Roman whilst the champion stood his ground, landing the occasional body shot to gain the challengers attention.
This continued throughout the first half of the contest, a right left combination seemingly rocking Roman in the fifth. Roman remained composed, getting himself back into the contest in the second half, landing a beautiful uppercut that hit home at an alarming rate, a few in particular in the eighth which served as his best period.
The fight now seemingly on the line, Eddie Gonzalez told Roman that he was unsure on a result, prompting the champion to go in search of a stoppage.
Roman chased Akhmadaliev around the ring in the contests closer, landing an assortment of shots but ultimately coming up short when it mattered with the judges scoring the fight 115-113, 115-113 on two cards whilst Roman was ahead 115-113 on the third.
“I cannot describe what I am feeling,” Akhmadaliev said through an interpreter. “I’ve been through so much in my life. Now I am the first in the history of Uzbekistan to be the unified champion in eight fights. It’s something amazing.
“Danny Roman was the most proven 122-pounder in the world. I knew exactly who I was fighting and I was prepared for the best fighter in my division. It was a hell of a fight. He was very sharp.”
“It was a close fight. He’s a hell of a fighter, a strong fighter,” Roman said. “He’s a complicated fighter. He was the better man tonight.”
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