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. – After three successful world title defenses on the year, WBA champion Danny Roman (26-2-1, 10 KOs) is entitled to a well deserved break. The Los Angeles native, however, was already thinking unification after his tenth round stoppage of Gavin McDonnell on Saturday night.
“It has been my intention to unify ever since I became world champion last year in September,” said Roman after his win against fellow 122-pounder McDonnell. “I don’t care who steps up to the challenge. I’ll fight any of them.”
Roman, 28, is at the peak of his physical prime, and smartly, wishes to capitalize on the momentum he’s built since entering the world champion ranks when he stoped Shun Kubo in the ninth in his home country of Japan. Successful title defenses followed in February against Ryo Matsumoto in Japan, and Moises Flores in June outside of Dallas, Tex.
His scrap against McDonnell on Saturday from Chicago capped off a banner year for the “Baby Face Assassin.”
“He’s going to get some rest and start fresh early next year,” said Alex Camponovo, matchmaker and general manager of Thompson Boxing. “Obviously there is a lot of work to do on his next fight. We are looking at the other champions in the division and possibly bringing Danny back home to fight in his hometown of Los Angeles.”
Roman is in the first year of a multi-fight agreement with streaming outfit DAZN USA and new partner Matchroom Boxing.
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