Danny Roman (16-2-1, 5 KOs), the current NABA Super Bantamweight Champion, has joined an elite group of boxers. The World Boxing Association has ranked Roman as its number fifteenth challenger. The ranking comes just weeks after Roman won his current title against veteran Daniel Noriega in July.
“I was at the gym working out when the ranking became official,” said the 25-year-old Roman. “When I got home, I got a call from my manager telling me I was now ranked by the WBA. I was beyond excited. Out of all the fighters in the world, I’m now considered among the best.”
On the year, Roman is a perfect four-for-four and expects to have at least one more fight before the year is out. The victories all came against experienced boxers with a combined 96 wins between them. The list includes: Miguel Tamayo (March), Giovanni Caro (April), Chris Martin (May), and Daniel Noriega (July).
“Boxing consumes my life,” continued Roman, who lives and trains in Los Angeles. “I don’t care much for the nightlife. I’m dedicated to boxing. All the hard work is starting to pay off.”
“We are very pleased with Danny’s progress,” said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing Promotions. “Over the last year, he’s faced an increased level of competition and has performed extremely well against boxers far more experienced than him. Our plan is to continue to develop him and get him ready for bigger fights down the road.”
Thompson Boxing Promotions’ next event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. A formal release with full fight card will be announced soon.