Daniel Roman was victorious in Chicago this weekend (Photo: Jason Robles – Thompson Boxing)
By Chris Robinson
This past weekend in Chicago, Ill., WBA junior featherweight champion Daniel Roman (26-2-1, 10 KO’s) successfully defended his world title for the third time by stopping England’s Gavin McDonnell (20-2-2, 5 KOs) in the tenth round. The bout took place from the Wintrust Arena and was aired on the DAZN streaming app.
Roman, 28, who goes by “The Baby Faced Assassin”, was patient and effective throughout, as he seemed to edge nearly every round against McDonnell. In the tenth, a big right hand started the onslaught and moments later McDonnell was on the canvas, with the fight being waved off seconds later. Roman has now won 18 consecutive bouts.