By Steve Kim
WBA 122-pound champion,Danny Roman,was one of the fighters introduced on Tuesday afternoon in New York City as one of the flagship fighters that will be featured on the new streaming platform, 'DAZN'.
DAZN will debut in the States beginning in September and will feature the likes of Anthony Joshua, Demetrius Andrade and Jessie Vargas.
This venture is headed up by Matchroom Sport, which is run by promoter Eddie Hearn, but boxers like Roman are still with their original promoters.
Alex Camponovo, the General Manager and matchmaker for Thompson Boxing (which handles Roman) explained to BoxingScene.com - "We're entering into a co-promotional agreement as we have in the past with other partners that we've had. Case in point, Gary Shaw, we co-promoted with him on a number of our fighters and champions. Same thing happened with Banner Promotions, who we're still co-promotig fighters like Ruben Villa and Michael Dutchover.
"And being that Matchroom is now in charge and they have a deal in place with DAZN we saw fit that this was the right move for us. We had a bunch of different options, which gave us the opportunity to go ahead and pick the best one for us. It's very exciting for Danny it's very exciting for us, it's a brand new platform.:
As for the length of this deal, Camponovo explained - "It's a term that's going to last two years for the time being. The activity level for him is going to be terrific and considering what's ahead and the other champions in the division, I'm pretty sure that we'll be able to unify the title - which is Danny's biggest dream."
This is a five-fight deal that will begin on October 20th with Roman facing Gavin McDonnell in Los Angeles and according to Camponovo - "he's going to be back early next year - the first three months of 2019 - then in the summer and then again in the fall."
Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com