Adam Lopez, Daniel Roman ready for their biggest fight Jan. 20 in Atlantic City

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.


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Adam Lopez to tangle with Roman Reynoso on special night for ‘ShoBox’

Adam Lopez/Photo courtesy of GH3 Promotions


Showtime’s series “ShoBox: The New Generation” will celebrate its 15th year with a four-fight telecast July 22 from Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. And the headliner could be a good one.

In it, Adam Lopez (15-0, 7 KOs) of San Antonio puts his undefeated record on the line when he tangles with once-beaten Roman Ruben Reynoso (18-1-1, 7 KOs) in the 10-round super bantamweight main event.

Lopez, 25, sets up the bout by suggesting he may have to avoid some haymakers from Reynoso.

“… He is kind of wild, but guys like that are hard to fight because you don’t know where the punches are coming from,” Lopez said. “But we will be prepared for anything.”

Reynoso, of Argentina, has never fought in the U.S. He’s hopeful a victory will earn him some big rewards.

“This is a big opportunity for us and we will do our best,” said Reynoso, 25. “This is a big fight and we know we have to win. With a win, we would hope to get a world title opportunity.”



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