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 – 26-2-1 (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 UNIFIES 122-POUND DIVISION, NOW HOLDS WBA & IBF BELTS
ORANGE, Calif. (April 26, 2019) – WBA champion Danny Roman has added another piece of championship hardware to his collection.
Roman, who was defending his title for the fourth time, outclassed now former IBF champion TJ Doheny via majority decision to become a unified champion in the 122-pound division on Friday night. Roman, 28, added the title in the famed Forum from his hometown of Los Angeles.
“This is what it’s all about,” said Roman, who is promoted by Thompson Boxing and Matchroom Boxing. “I love challenges like these. TJ put up a great fight, but I was too much for him. I knocked him down early, late and roughed him up in the middle. It’s crazy now that I think about it. This is what I wanted, to unify the division. I’m looking forward to celebrating with my team and enjoying this for a while.”
Roman jumped out to an early lead in the second round when a left hook upstairs put Doheny on the mat. By the middle of the fight, Doheny had significant swelling and bruising under his right eye – the result of numerous accurate shots by the championship tested Roman.
By adding the IBF title, Roman is certainly inching closer to reigning over the 122-pound division. The other champions include, Rey Vargas (WBC) and Emanuel Navarrete (WBO).
Scores: 116-110 twice, 113-113
Super Bantamweight champion Daniel Roman has been ordered to make a mandatory defense against Murodjon Akhmadaliev by the World Boxing Association.
Within the organisations regulations, the champion has a duty to defend his crown against his mandatory every 9 months.
Californian Roman made his last mandatory defense on July 16th 2018 against Moises Flores with the deadline expiring on March 15th.
Since then Roman as gone on to win a unification contest against TJ Doheny in one of this years best encounters whilst Akhmadaliev knocked out Carlos Carlson in three rounds last month.
According to Rule C.13 of the WBA states that the champion can’t face any other boxer other than the mandatory within 60 days after the lapse for the mandatory fight expires.
The WBA has given a lapse of one month from May 7th to June 6th for both parties to come to an agreement before a call for a purse bid comes into play.