VIDEO: Daniel Roman Speaks Post-Fight Following 10th Round TKO Over Gavin McDonnell

Daniel Roman was victorious in Chicago this weekend (Photo: Jason Robles – Thompson Boxing)

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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.

Roman showed off all of his skills and revealed his plan during the post-fight interview.

“I wanted to go to the body,” said Roman afterwards. “We needed to break him down.”

So too did Roman reflect on the telling right hand that helped lead to the fight’s conclusion.

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“The right hand landed early in the fight so we knew it was going to be there,” said Roman, who is co-promoted by long time promoter Thompson Boxing and Matchroom Boxing. “I just had to wait for the right time. It was there in the tenth. I landed a strong right to his chin that buckled him. I followed up with two left upper cuts and that was it for him.”

Now Roman has set his sights on the best of the 122-pound division.

“I’ll fight any of the other champions in this division,” Roman said. “Let’s make a unification fight. I want all the belts.”

Check below for our exclusive post-fight interview with Roman.

Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com

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