Danny Roman (25-2-1. 9 KOs) defended his WBA 122-pound world championship in dominating fashion with a one-sided points win against No. 1 rated challenger Moises Flores (25-1, 17 KOs) Saturday night from Friso, Texas.
The title defense, Roman’s second since snatching it from Shun Kubo in September, was televised on Showtime.
Roman, like he did in his initial title defense, cruised to victory on the back of consistent body punching and a left upper cut that found pay dirt more often than not.
With the win against Flores, the 28-year-old Los Angeles native now sits at 17 straight wins with the majority of those victories resembling Saturday’s night’s brilliant performance.
Roman, who is promoted by Thompson Boxing, has made a serious case for a big money fight in the second half of this year.
“I would like to unify,” said Roman. “I’ll challenge any of the other champions.”
“With Roman looking as great as he did tonight [Saturday], we certainly have a lot of options,” said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing Promotions. “We’re going to enjoy this solid win and sort out the next step soon.”
Showtime Boxing unofficial scorer Steve Farhood had this to say about Roman’s performance, “I gave 11 out of the 12 rounds to Roman. I thought it was a very easy fight to score.”
Official scores: 120-108, 118-110, 116-112.
WBA Super Bantamweight champion Danny Roman (24-2-1. 9 KOs) weighed in at 121.75 lbs. during Friday’s weigh in, while No. 1 challenger Moises Flores (25-0, 17 KOs) came in heavy at 123 lbs.
Flores originally weighed in at 123.5 lbs. and only managed to shave half a pound during the two hour allotment given to him to come down to the super bantamweight division limit of 122 lbs.
Roman, 28, was stunned by the challenger’s inability to come in at the contract weight.
“I was a little surprised [he didn’t make weight] because it’s a world championship fight and you expect him to be professional,” said Roman, who is from Los Angeles. “I trained with heavier guys than me so I’m ready for whatever he brings.”
Due to Flores’ misstep, he is ineligible to win the world title. Roman, on the other hand, retains the title even in a defeat.
The 12-round world championship fight originates from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Tex., and will be televised on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT this Saturday.
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WBA Champion Danny Roman at Friday’s weigh in from Frisco, Texas
WBA Champion Danny Roman, 121.75 lbs. vs. Moises Flores, 123 lbs.
WBA Champion Danny Roman weighed in at 121.75 lbs. at Friday’s weigh in from Frisco, Texas