Report- Danny Roman-Raeese Aleem On Showtime September Card?
The highly competitive Super Bantamweight division has several intriguing fighters/fights and apparently, two contenders will now battle each other on Showtime’s September 11th show. That’s when former WBA 122 lb. World Champ Danny Roman will face unbeaten Raeese Aleem.
Boxing insider Steve Kim reported mid-day Wednesday that the bout will be the co-feature on the very intriguing Super Bantamweight Unification Stephen Fulton-Brandon Figueroa main event,
A fight Im being told that is being discussed (not finalized) is between former unified 122 pd champion, Danny Roman, and highly rated contender, Raeese Aleem, for Sept 11th on the Fulton-Figueroa undercard SHO. That's would be a very solid co-feature #boxing
— Steve Kim (@SteveKim323) June 23, 2021
When last we saw Roman (29-3-1), he was in action in May in a unanimous decision win over Ricardo Espinoza on the undercard of Figueroa’s seventh round KO of Luis Nery for the WBC belt in Carson, CA.
Espinoza (five inches shorter) was having some success at first with his inside fighting approach, but as the fight grew on, Roman was able to time these shots up and was scoring consistently. It made for a very close fight to score early on.
In the later rounds of the fight, the Los Angeles native Roman was able to land whenever he was in range with uppercuts to Espinoza, which would effectively seal the decision for him in the fight. But, to his credit Espinoza still pressed on.
The 31 year old Roman, who had lost his IBF and WBA titles to Murodjon Akhmadaliev in January of 2020, won for the second straight fight by wide scores of 98-2 x 2 and 97-93.
As for Aleem, the Michigan native destroyed Victor Pasillas with four knockdowns and an eventual 11th round KO in January at the Mohegan Sun Casino “bubble” in Connecticut. That win put him at 18-0 12 KOs and has Aleem fast rising towards a title shot.
Obviously, this bout with Roman would be his most “named” opponent to date. And, it puts the winner in prime position to get the Fulton-Figueroa winner next, probably in early 2022.
The battle for those two unbeatens champs will headline Showtime Championship Boxing’s card that night at a venue still to be determined.