Roman Dominates Noriega and claims NABA Strap!
Super bantamweight Danny Roman (15-2-1, 5 KOs) claimed the vacant NABA title with a dominant ten round victory over Daniel Noriega (27-9-1, 15 KOs) on Friday night at the Double Tree Hotel in Ontario Ca. Roman seemed to control the action from the opening bell and while Noriega was game, he never really posed a threat. Roman would out hustle the 30 year old vet to earn scores of 98-92 and 100-90 twice.
In the co-featured bout, super bantamweight Isaac Zarate (11-1-1, 1 KO) scored a come from behind KO to stop a game Jesus Serrano (7-2-2, 5 KOs) in the fourth round of a scheduled eight. Serrano came out and pressed the action and dominated the first two rounds. Zarate rallied back in the third and in the fourth landed a crippling body shot that left Serrano unable to continue. Referee Eddie Hernandez would reach the count of ten with Serrano still on the canvas hunched over in pain.
In what was considered the fight of the night, featherweights Erick Ituarte (11-1-1, 2 KOs) and Pedro Lopez (4-1, 1 KO) slugged it out for six rounds and when the dust settled it was Santa Ana’s Ituarte on top. Though the cards were one-sided the fight was a bit more even, the two traded huge shots throughout the six rounder with Ituarte getting the better of the exchanges. Lopez put up a hell of an effort but couldn’t quite match Ituarte’s offense in the second half. Judges scored it 59-55 and 60-54 twice.
Featherweight Jose Haro (10-1-1, 6 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Miguel Tamayo (16-13-2, 14 KOs). Haro outworked the veteran to earn scores of 60-54 all around.
Heavyweight Scott Alexander (10-1-1, 5 KOs) scored a first round KO over Dan Biddle (9-3, 5 KOs) to open the show. Biddle hit the canvas twice before referee Raul Caiz Jr. stepped in and called it off. Official time was 2:37.