Danny Roman Unifies 122-pound Division, Now holds WBA & IBF Belts

ORANGE, Calif. – WBA champion Danny Roman has added another piece of championship hardware to his collection. 
 Roman, who was defending his title for the fourth time, outclassed now former IBF champion TJ Doheny via majority decision to become a unified champion in the 122-pound division on Friday night. Roman, 28, added the title in the famed Forum from his hometown of Los Angeles.
 “This is what it’s all about,” said Roman, who is promoted by Thompson Boxing and Matchroom Boxing. “I love challenges like these. TJ put up a great fight, but I was too much for him. I knocked him down early, late and roughed him up in the middle. It’s crazy now that I think about it. This is what I wanted, to unify the division. I’m looking forward to celebrating with my team and enjoying this for a while.”
 Roman jumped out to an early lead in the second round when a left hook upstairs put Doheny on the mat. By the middle of the fight, Doheny had significant swelling and bruising under his right eye – the result of numerous accurate shots by the championship tested Roman. 
 Roman, who traveled to Japan, Texas and Chicago in previous defenses, shifted to a body attack during the second half of the fight. The midsection shots finally caught up with Doheny, when a right hand to the stomach dropped the southpaw to the ground.
 “Danny came through just like he always does, in emphatic fashion,” said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing. “It’s truly incredible what he was able to accomplish on Friday night. I know he won’t ever say it, but he’s the best in the division. He proved that by adding the IBF crown to his WBA championship that he’s now successfully defended four times.”
By adding the IBF title, Roman is certainly inching closer to reigning over the 122-pound division. The other champions include, Rey Vargas (WBC) and Emanuel Navarrete (WBO). 
Scores: 116-110 twice, 113-113

PHOTO CREDIT: CARLOS BAEZA / THOMPSON BOXING PROMOTIONS

STATEMENT FROM GENNADIY GOLOVKIN

I would like to announce that I have made a major decision for myself and for my career.  I want to build on what I have already achieved and continue to better myself.  Therefore, I will not be training with Abel Sanchez.  This was not an easy decision for me and it is not a reflection on Abel’s professional abilities.  He is a great trainer, a loyal trainer, and a Hall of Fame trainer.

 I will be announcing my new trainer at a later date.  But today, I want to thank Abel for the lessons he taught me in boxing.

GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN and STEVE ROLLS HOST NEW YORK PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING THEIR JUNE 8 RUMBLE ON DAZN

Today, April 22 at Madison Square Garden

NEW YORK – Boxing’s pound-for-pound superstar attraction GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN and undefeated Top-10 world-rated contender STEVE ROLLS kicked off their coast-to-coast media tour with a New York press conference April 22, at Madison Square Garden. 
Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs), from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, will formally announce that he is bringing his Big Drama Show back to the “Mecca of Boxing” on Saturday, June 8, in a 12-round rumble with Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs), who hails from Toronto. The fight will be contested at a maximum weight of 164 lbs. and streamed live on DAZN. Golovkin vs. Rolls kicks off the exclusive six-fight, three-year global partnership between GGG Promotions and DAZN, the world’s fastest-growing sports streaming platform.
Boasting a resume that includes a record 20 consecutive middleweight title defenses (18 by way of knockout), Golovkin has consistently drawn packed houses to the five previous events he has headlined at The Garden, dating back to 2013. Rolls, who has stopped four of his last seven opponents, has vowed to ice the middleweight legend with his version of a Canadian cold front.         
Promoted by GGG Promotions, in association with DiBella Entertainment, tickets to The Big Apple battle between Golovkin and Rolls go on sale this Saturday, April 20, at Noon ET.  Priced at $750, $500, $300, $200, $100, and $50, not including fees, tickets may be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.msg.com.
Photo credits: Amanda Westcott

Crawford Gets Rid of Khan in Six

By Damon Gonzalez- Press Row

WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over former unified super lightweight world champion Amir Khan (33-5, 20 KOs) on Saturday night before a crowd of 14,091 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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@tbudcrawford vs. @amirkingkhan

Welterweight WBO Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (34-0, 25 KO’s) will face Amir “King” Khan (33-4, 20 KO’s)

In the “Big House” Madison Square Garden @thegarden in New York City.

Saturday April 20, 2019 Presented by Top Rank, Inc.

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Stevenson Beats Diaz

By Damon Gonzalez – Press Row

New York, N.Y. – Featherweight Shakur Stevenson (11-0, 6 KO’s) from Newark, N.J. needed no introduction as he out worked Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (24-2, 16 KO’s) to a unanimous decision victory tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York for the IBF Intercontinental & NABO Titles, Judges official scores 100-90, 99-91, 98-92 For Stevenson.

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@tbudcrawford vs. @amirkingkhan

Welterweight WBO Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (34-0, 25 KO’s) will face Amir “King” Khan (33-4, 20 KO’s)

In the “Big House” Madison Square Garden @thegarden in New York City.

Saturday April 20, 2019 Presented by Top Rank, Inc.

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Verdejo wins Decision over Vasquez

By Damon Gonzalez – Press Row

Lightweight Felix “Diamante” Verdejo (25-1, 16 KO’s) from San Juan, Puerto Rico goes toe to toe against very tough Bryan Vasquez (37-4, 20 KO’s) from San Jose, Costa Rica out scoring him by ways of unanimous decision victory 98-92, 97-93 (2x) For Verdejo.

#CrawfordKhan @espn PPV

@tbudcrawford vs. @amirkingkhan

Welterweight WBO Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (34-0, 25 KO’s) will face Amir “King” Khan (33-4, 20 KO’s)

In the “Big House” Madison Square Garden @thegarden in New York City.

Saturday April 20, 2019 Presented by Top Rank, Inc.

#CrawfordKahn

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Adames Crushed Galarza In Four

By Damon Gonzalez- Press Row

New York, N.Y. – Super Welterweight Carlos Adames (17-0, 14 KO’s) captures the NABF & NABO Title by blasting veteran fighter Frank Galarza (22-3-2, 12 KO’s) catches him pulling straight Back connecting with a hard left hook dropped Galarza, No hesitation Adames jumps right back on Galarza as referee Benji Esteves seen enough waves off the contest at the official time of 1:07 seconds of round four by TKO victory for Adames.

#CrawfordKhan @espn PPV

@tbudcrawford vs. @amirkingkhan

Welterweight WBO Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (34-0, 25 KO’s) will face Amir “King” Khan (33-4, 20 KO’s)

In the “Big House” Madison Square Garden @thegarden in New York City.

Saturday April 20, 2019 Presented by Top Rank, Inc.

#CrawfordKahn

@trboxing @BobArum @ToddDuboef

@oshaaj @americanlovemachine

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