Antonio DeMarco Stops Roman, Linares Rematch Next

By Miguel Rivera

Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico - WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (27-2-1, 20 KOs) stopped Miguel “Mickey” Roman (37-9, 28 KOs) in the fifth round to retain his title for the first time. Next up for DeMarco is a possible rematch with Jorge Linares in the month of July. The WBC ordered the rematch at their December convention, but allowed the champion to make a voluntary defense. Linares (31-2, 20KOs), who was stopped by DeMarco in the eleventh round last October, will return on March 31 against Sergio Thompson in Cancun.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jcamarena79 on 03-18-2012

Good job Demarco, I had a hunch Tony would win but not that early into the fight. Talk about a rematch with Linares sounds good. It's gonna be another hell of a fight, can't wait...I just hope the winner of…

Comment by any craic lad? on 03-18-2012

Was Demarco in complete control last night Mush?Didnt expect a KO to come if it was til very late

Comment by mushahadeen on 03-18-2012

DeMarco has really been impressive. Can't wait to see if Linares can change the outcome second time around.

Comment by Hougigo on 03-18-2012

I'll take Linares in the rematch

Comment by piojo del norte on 03-18-2012

Demarco by KO in 3

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