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 – 24-2-1 (9 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 RETAINS TITLE WITH DECISION OVER FLORES
ORANGE, Calif. – Danny Roman (25-2-1. 9 KOs) defended his WBA 122-pound world championship in dominating fashion with a one-sided points win against No. 1 rated challenger Moises Flores (25-1, 17 KOs) Saturday night from Friso, Texas.
The title defense, Roman’s second since snatching it from Shun Kubo in September, was televised on Showtime.
Roman, like he did in his initial title defense, cruised to victory on the back of consistent body punching and a left upper cut that found pay dirt more often than not.
With the win against Flores, the 28-year-old Los Angeles native now sits at 17 straight wins with the majority of those victories resembling Saturday’s night’s brilliant performance.
Roman, who is promoted by Thompson Boxing, has made a serious case for a big money fight in the second half of this year.
“I would like to unify,” said Roman. “I’ll challenge any of the other champions.”
“With Roman looking as great as he did tonight [Saturday], we certainly have a lot of options,” said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing Promotions. “We’re going to enjoy this solid win and sort out the next step soon.”
Showtime Boxing unofficial scorer Steve Farhood had this to say about Roman’s performance, “I gave 11 out of the 12 rounds to Roman. I thought it was a very easy fight to score.”
Official scores: 120-108, 118-110, 116-112.
Photos Courtesy of Amanda Westcott / Showtime
Classy WBA World Super-Bantamweight champion Daniel Roman defends his crown for the third time against Britain’s Gavin McDonnell. Roman won his title on the road in Japan in brilliant style with a stoppage win over Shun Kobo and was fantastic in both his first defence back in Japan against Ryo Matsumoto and his second against Moises Flores in California. The Californian is hunting unification clashes but will need to be at his best once again against McDonnell, the Doncaster ace having his second crack World honours having learnt so much in his majority decision loss against WBC champion Rey Vargas in February 2017 – making for a fascinating clash that could catch fire and steal the show.