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 – 25-2-1 (10 KO’s)
|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|
ROMAN STOPS MCDONNELL IN THE TENTH, RETAINS WBA TITLE
ORANGE, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2018) – WBA super bantamweight champion Danny Roman (26-2-1, 10 KOs) successfully defended his world title for the third time by stopping England’s Gavin McDonnell (20-2-2, 5 KOs) in the tenth round Saturday night from Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
Roman, 28, used his signature tight guard and consistent pressure to overwhelm the taller and well-conditioned McDonnell. The Los Angeles prize fighter came into the fight with all the moment in the world, having rallied off 17 straight wins.
After opening up blood on McDonnell’s nose in the fifth, Roman stalked patiently in the sixth and landed a left hook up stairs and left upper cut that shook McDonnell. The combination would offer a precursor to the fight’s conclusion.
Prior to the head hunting, Roman softened him up with timely body punching that opened up the windows to the head.
“I wanted to go to the body,” said Roman after the fight. “We needed to break him down.”
By the tenth round, Roman was in cruise control on the scorecards and sensed a knockout.
“The right hand landed early in the fight so we knew it was going to be there,” said Roman, who is represented by long time promoter Thompson Boxing and new partner Matchroom Boxing. “I just had to wait for the right time. It was there in the tenth. I landed a strong right to his chin that buckled him. I followed up with two left upper cuts and that was it for him.”
McDonnell ate canvas after the onslaught, but rised clumsily, prompting referee Mark Nelson to call the fight at the 2:36 mark.
Roman, always the fighter searching for the toughest fight, closed his post-fight interview with a call to unify.
“I’ll fight any of the other champions in this division,” Roman said. “Let’s make a unification fight. I want all the belts.”
The world championship fight was streamed live on DAZN USA.
ORANGE, Calif. (March 5, 2019) – WBA and IBF Super Bantamweight World Champions Danny Roman and TJ Doheny took part in a press conference on Monday from Beauty and Essex in Hollywood, Calif.
The pair spoke to the gathered media about their upcoming unification battle from The Forum, Los Angeles on Friday April 26, live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports in the UK.
Danny Roman (26-2-1 10KOs)
“I’m excited to be back home and excited that TJ’s here. This is a fight you want to see. The best against the best, champion against champion. I’ve asking for this fight since I won the world title, and finally it’s here. It’s going to be a great card, but I feel we’re going to steal the show that night.”
TJ Doheny (21-0 15KOs)
“This is the kind of fight I want to be involved in. It’s a dream of mine – as soon as I got my world title that’s all I’ve been pushing for is a unification. I want to thank Daniel Roman for taking the fight and wanting to unify the division. In my opinion this is probably the best two 122 fighters in the world going off right now. There’s a lot of respect between myself and Danny… a fight of this magnitude does not need that kind of stuff. Come April 26 when that first bell goes, the respect will be gone out the window, and the fans can expect fireworks.”
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