Murodjon Akhmadaliev to face Daniel Roman
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Daniel Roman prepares to defend his WBA and IBF World Super-Bantamweight titles against Murodjon Akhmadaliev of Uzbekistan in Miami on 30 January.
Roman (27-2-1 10 KOs) defends his titles for the first time having added the IBF crown to his WBA strap in a fight of the year contender on his Los Angeles home turf in April against Irishman TJ Doheny.
Roman was due to meet his WBA mandatory Akhmadaliev (7-0 6 KOs) in September in New York but Roman was forced out of the fight with a shoulder issue, the first time an injury has disrupted his near ten year stint as a pro.
Roman had been accused of ducking the challenge of the impressive Uzbek Olympic bronze medal man, but the champion has poured scorn on those claims, instead declaring he’ll be back stronger following his layoff and will target the remaining belts after victory in Miami.