Roman KOs Japanese Champion to win the WBA Super Bantamweight Title

The 5’5″ giant killer, Danny Roman, traveled all the way to Japan to knock off the 5’9½” Super Bantamweight World Champ and did so convincingly.

In what they’re calling the biggest fight of his career, Danny Roman (23-2-1, 9 KOs) delivered a masterful performance by knocking out the much taller WBA Super Bantamweight champ Shun Kubo (12-1, 9 KOs) in the ninth round of their scheduled 12 rounder on Sunday, September the third, to become the new WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion. Confident as ever, the 27-year-old, who lives and trains in Los Angeles, made good on his pre-fight promise to win by knockout.


“I said before the fight that I didn’t intend for this fight to go to the scorecards,” said Roman. “The plan was to knock him out and take the WBA title in a dominate fashion.”

Arriving 10 days before the scheduled fight, Danny Roman stayed true to form by training right up until fight night.

At the weigh-ins on Saturday, September 2, 2017, for the fight on Sunday, September 3rd, Danny Roman looked sensational while his opponent looked…

like he was starving. “Please, eat something!” Roman’s opponent, Shun Kubo, looked as if he had just been released from a nefarious concentration camp.

Danny Roman’s trusty support staff gathers around their champion.

Indeed, Roman dominated the fight from start to finish, winning every round on every scorecard with the exception of the first round on just one score card. He battered Kubo on multiple occasions, dropping him in the seventh and eighth rounds before finishing him off in the ninth.
“Words can not describe what I’m feeling right now,” said Roman after the fight. “It’s a dream come true.”
“We’re incredibly proud of Danny Roman,” said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing Promotions. “In our eyes, Danny is the ultimate champion. He never backs down from a challenge and tonight he showed that he belongs among the best in the 122-pound division.”
“We never had any doubt that Danny would win the WBA title,” said Alex Camponovo, matchmaker and general manager of Thompson Boxing Promotions. “He looked unbelievable against Kubo. We believe his best years are still ahead of him. That’s a scary thought for the rest of the champions in this division.”

Addendum:Thompson Boxing Promotions will stream Danny Roman’s WBA Championship victory in its entirety on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Coast Time on, and on its Facebook Page.

The special edition of “TB Presents: Danny Roman vs. Shun Kubo” will include an exclusive, in-depth interview with host Michael Montero, in addition to commentary from Roman during the fight broadcast.

Beto Duran will call the action as blow-by-blow announcer and Steve Kim will serve as color analyst.

The 12-round WBA championship fight took place at the Shimazu Arena in Kyoto, Japan. Roman, who is trained and managed by Eddie Gonzalez and exclusively promoted by Thompson Boxing Promotions will now have even bigger, more lucrative offers coming his way. In a weight class, that is packed with unbelievable talent, things get even more hectic, impactful, momentous and eventually historic from here on out.
Here is a list of the current top ranked super bantamweights who will more than likely challenge Roman for his crown:
1) Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) who resides in Miami, Florida. He’s a 36-year-old southpaw.

2) Jesse Magdaleno (25-0, 18 KOs) who resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. He’s a 25-year-old southpaw.

3) Rey Vargas (30-0, 22 KOs) is a 5’7½”, a 26-year-old righty who resides in Otumba, Mexico City, Mexico.

4) Marlon Tapales (30-2-13 KOs) a 25-year-old southpaw who resides in Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte, Philippines.

5) Julio Ceja (31-2, 28 KOs) a 24-year-old, orthodox boxer, who resides in Atizapan de Zaragoza, Mexico City, Mexico.

6) Nonito Donaire (37-4, 24 KOs) who is now 34-years-old, a righty and resides in San Leandro, Calif.

7) Yukinori Oguni (19-1-1, 7 KOs) is a 29-year-old, 5’7½” righty from Tokyo, Japan

8) Jonathan Guzman (22-1, 22 KOs) is 28 years-old,

9) Josh Warrington, 5’7” tall (25-0, but only 5 KOs) from Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. His opponents have been well chosen.

10) Eduardo Ramirez (20-0-2, just 7 KOs) is a 24-year-old southpaw from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico who gave both Roman Morales and Edivaldo Ortega their first loss.

11) With an opportunity to break into the top 10, you have the winner of the Randy Caballero (24-0, 14 KOs) vs Diego De La Hoya (19-0, 9 KOs) fight of September 16, 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

It doesn’t get any easier when you are talking about becoming the very best in the world.

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