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It’s not that common for modern day fighters to amass 47 fights in their career, let alone 47 knockouts.

When veteran Miguel “Mickey” Roman (61-13, 47 KO’s) returns to the ring on September 7th, for this 2nd bout of the year, it will be the 75th time he has stepped through the ropes as a professional.

And, at age 33, with many fighters fighting into their mid to late 30’s, there is no reason to believe he is anywhere near the end.

Juarez, Mexico’s Roman, who campaigns as a super featherweight, turned pro as a teenager in 2003 and has been one of boxing’s most consistent and busy fighters ever since. He has yet to win a world title, but has challenged for one, and has faced some very strong competition throughout his career. In short, Mickey is a modern day, old school pro.

Roman had captured a WBC Youth super bantamweight title by his 10th fight in 2005 and then has gone on to win several regional titles over the years in his career. He boasts an impressive resume having faced world champions Jonathon Victor Barrios, Takashi Miura, Antonio DeMarco, Javier Fortuna and Jorge Salis. He has also tangled with world title challengers Miguel Beltran Jr., Eduardo Escobido and Fernando Beltran. Roman came up short in his only world title try, getting stopped by WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt, (who has 5 title defenses under his belt), in November of last year. However, he did pick up a big win with a stoppage victory over former world champion Orlando Salido in December of 2017.

Since the Berchelt loss, Roman has come back with a victory in March of this year and will look to put another win in the books on September 7th with the hopes on one day securing another world title shot.

Heading into the fight, Roman is excited to show he still has the fire and desire to compete with some of boxing’s best 16-years and 75 fights into his run. In a recent interview, Roman made it clear that another world title try is the goal.

“I would like a front-line opponent to show that I am ready to fight with the best and achieve a new world title opportunity”, he said.

And, despite 13 losses, and a failed world title opportunity, Roman is feeling confident and positive about what lays ahead for him; he has a great attitude.

“I am in a great moment of my life and that is reflected in the ring, I would like to fight again in the United States, where the fans already know me”, said Roman, “I feel great, I am mentally and physically ready for any opponent”, he said.

Source: Bill Tibbs

www.sports24ghana.com

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