Super-bantamweight Danny Roman continues rankings climb

Thompson 03/10/2016

Carlos Baeza

Danny Roman (20-2-1, 7 KOs) continues to make news for all the right reasons. The super bantamweight from Los Angeles now occupies the No. 5 position in the WBA rankings. The move into the top five launches Roman into serious world championship consideration.

“The momentum has been building for a long time,” said the 26-year-old. “Now that I’m here, I’m ready to challenge anyone, anywhere.”

“Danny has put the boxing world on notice,” said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing Promotions. “He’s ready for his world championship moment.”

“We expect Roman to fight sometime in November,” said Alex Camponovo, long time matchmaker and general manager at Thompson Boxing. “The date and opponent will be announced at a later time.”

Roman, who currently holds the NABA Title, first appeared on the WBA list last August, and ever since then, has been inching closer to the top spot with every win.

During his twelve fight winning streak, Roman has produced impressive, one-sided wins against veteran opposition. The growing list includes: Enrique Quevedo, Chris Martin, Daniel Noriega, Giovanni Caro, and Erik Ruiz.

He won the vacant NABA Championship last July against Noriega and has made four successful title defenses. The most recent came against Quevedo in August.

“It was an incredible win,” Camponovo would say after the fight. “Roman made a very respectable boxer look average, at best.”