Roman beats Cardenas

ORANGE, Calif. (July 31, 2016) – Lightweight Jose Roman (23-1-1, 16 KOs) delivered a devastating opening round knockout over Carlos Cardenas (20-11-1, 13 KOs) in the “Path to Glory” main event Friday night from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.

Roman sized up the shorter Cardenas early in the first, and before the round could cross the halfway point, Roman unleashed a multitude of punches that sealed his knockout win (1:26 mark).

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“New Blood” Recap: Jose Roman Improves to 21-1, 14 KOs, 7 Straight Wins

(21-1, 14 KOs) soundly defeated veteran Marco Antonio Lopez (24-7, 15 KOs) through eight rounds in what amounted to a satisfying win for the Los Angeles area native.

“Lopez came in with a lot of experience against world class competition,” said Roman, who won with scores 78-73, 79-72, 77-74. “I dropped him in the second, and from there I was able to settle into a nice rhythm.”

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