Daniel Roman vs TJ Doheny Preview April 26th
Danny Roman of Los Angeles, California will be defending his WBA Super Bantamweight Title for the fourth time when he faces off against unbeaten IBF Champion TJ Doheny of Ireland at the Forum in Inglewood, California on Friday, April 26th.. Roman won the title by ninth-round stoppage over Shun Kubo in September, 2017 then defended it with unanimous decisions over Ryo Matsumoto and Moises Flores before stopping Gavin McDonnell in the 10th round last October. Doheny won his crown last August by unanimous decision over Ryosuke Iwasa and defended it in January by stopping Ryohei Takahashi in the 11th round. The fight can be seen live in North America on DAZN and on Sky Sports in the UK.
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Roman vs Doheny Betting Odds
- TJ Doheny +535
- Daniel Roman -700
Roman is 28-years-old and has a record of 26-2-1 along with 10 Kos. He stands just over 5-feet-5-inches tall with a reach of 67.5 inches. He turned pro back in 2010 and has 187 rounds of experience since then. He’s not known as a heavy hitter which is evident by his current knockout ratio of just 34 per cent. Roman’s two losses came against Juan Reyes by eight-round unanimous decision in 2013 and to Takashi Okada by a four-round split decision in 2011.
His draw was a four-round affair with Jensen Ramirez in his second pro fight in 2011. Since turning pro after a 45-9 amateur career, Roman also won the vacant WBA-NABA Super Bantamweight Title in 2015 when be beat Daniel Noriega by a 10-round unanimous decision and then defended it four times. Roman’s biggest wins have been over McDonnell, Flores, Matsumoto, Kubo, Erik Ruiz, Adam Lopez, Marlon Olea and Ramiro Robles. He hasn’t really taken on the best of the division, but has handled his job well, entertained the fans and is currently riding an 18-fight winning streak.
The 32-year-old Doheny hails from Ireland, but fights out of Australia. He’s got a perfect record of 21-0 along with 15 Kos. He made his pro debut in 2014 and has 120 rounds of experience under his belt. He’s got quite a bit of power in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 71 per cent and also has some mighty fine boxing skills. He stands just over 5-feet-5-inches tall with a 68-inch reach so is basically the same size as Roman. He has a solid chin, but has been down before as a pro.
Since turning pro he’s also won the PABA Super Bantamweight Title and defended it half a dozen times. He doesn’t mind fighting on the road as he won his world title in Japan at the famous Korakuen Hall and defended it at the equally famous Madison Square Garden in New York. Doheny’s not too well known on the world stage, but has proven to be equal to every challenge he’s faced. He has the edge in power over Roman and the skills to box with him.
This is a good world title unification bout and while neither champion may be considered elite boxers they do have energetic, fan-friendly styles. They both work hard and this should be a close, entertaining fight that could also go either way or end in a draw. However, I’m expecting the younger Roman to take Doheny’s belt via a close decision.
Roman’s a bit too energetic for Doheny plus a few years younger.
Play: Roman -700 @ BetOnline.ag
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