Daniel Roman/Photo courtesy of Thompson Boxing Promotions
The Jan. 20 super bantamweight bout between Adam Lopez of San Antonio and Daniel Roman of Garden Grove at Bally’s Atlantic City is not a world-title fight, but there is plenty on the line.
Lopez is ranked No. 3 in the world by one organization, the same same of which ranks Roman No. 4. That means the winner could be in a line for a title shot real soon.
They know it, too.
“Roman is a very good fighter and I’m ready for a tough fight,” said Lopez, 26. “He’s progressed a lot. He’s a good puncher, counterpuncher and works the body.
“But I’m ready for whatever he brings. A win would be huge. It puts me in contention to fight a world champion.”
Lopez is 16-0-1 with eight knockouts.
Roman, also 26, is 21-2-1 with seven knockouts. He hasn’t lost since late 2013.
“I’ve been extremely active over the last few years and now all the hard work is starting to pay off,” he said. “This is a tremendous opportunity and the type of fight I’ve been preparing for.
“Adam Lopez is a great fighter, and he’s highly ranked, just like me. We are going to give the fans an exciting fight.”
This will be the main event of a Showtime quadrupleheader.