By Miguel Roman
Feria de Juarez in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico - Miguel Roman (60-12, 47 KOs) is on his way to a world title shot, after knocking out previously undefeated Michel Marcano (17-1-1, 14 KOs) of Venezuela.
Marcano was in way over his head and had never faced anyone even close to Roman's level.
All Roman needed was a crushing hook to the body to put Marcano away in the second round.
Roman is the mandatory challenger to WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt.
Earlier tonight, Berchelt knocked out former world champion Jonathan Barros in three rounds to retain the WBC belt.
Prior to their individual fights, the World Boxing Council had ordered both of them to face each other next.
In January 2017, Roman saw his career tumble down when he was stopped by Japan's Takashi Miura in a WBC final eliminator.
But he rescued himself from the fire in December of the same year, when he stepped in as a late replacement to score a knockout victory over Orlando Salido, who at the time was the WBC's mandatory challenger. Salido was originally scheduled to face Berchelt, who withdrew with injury.
The WBC would later name Roman as the mandatory challenger.
Their contest is already positioned to take place in the fall and HBO is very interested in televising the fight in the United States.