WBA Super Bantamweight champion Danny Roman (24-2-1. 9 KOs) arrived in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday ahead of his showdown against unbeaten and No. 1 challenger Moises Flores (25-0, 17 KOs) this Saturday, June 16.
The 12-round world championship fight takes place at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas
"I’m ready for battle," said Roman, who’s youthful appearance earned him the nickname "Baby Faced Assassin." "I know what I need to do against Flores. I’ll be going back home to Los Angeles with my WBA belt.
“Everyone knows I want to fight the best and Flores is right up there.
“He’s unbeaten for a reason and he’s the number one challenger for my title. I’m not taking him lightly. I’m motivated to be great. I’m more focused now than ever before. I’m not going to let Flores, or anyone else take my belt. The plan is simple. Pick him apart round by round just like I’ve done in my other world title fights.”
Roman, 28, will defend his world title for the second time. He won the championship in knockout fashion over Shun Kubo last September. He followed that performance with a resounding decision win over Ryo Matsumoto in February. Both those fights took place in Japan.
"I’m glad I’m back in the U.S. fighting in familiar territory," said Roman, who is trained and managed by Eddie Gonzalez. "The three-hour flight from L.A. to Dallas was a breeze. I can’t wait to give the fans in attendance and those watching on Showtime a tremendous show."