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Lamont Roach, Jr. Scores TKO over Daniel Rosas by Ron Harris

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Los Angeles, CA

Ron Harris – At 18 years of age, Lamont Roach, Jr fought his first pro fight in his hometown of Washington, DC, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.  His body looked like an 18-year-old.  Now Lamont is 25 years old, and he is a full-grown man.  His body looks hard as a rock.  “I have always been cut up.  It’s the system we have put together with my strength and conditioning coach and my doctor.”

His power was on full display on Friday against Daniel Rosas (21-5-1).  Roach scored a second round TKO after flooring Rosas with a viscous body shot that put Rosas on his knees.  Roach turned his back after knocking Rosas down and did not know the fight was stopped by referee Jerry Canto until he turned around and saw Rosas stumbling back to his corner trying to catch his breath. 

Roach, Jr was more aggressive in this fight than most of his fights.  “I feel like I am the aggressor in my past fights, but I learned from the Jamal Herring fight that I should have been aggressive earlier in that fight.  I could have gotten the win,” as told to Juan Marshal of Pro-Am Boxing. 

Roach was on the attack from the first bell.  “This fight, I saw I hurt him with a left hook to the body and I had to finish him off,” said Roach.  “My dad {trainer, Lamont Roach Sr} tells me that my left hook is my best punch, but I think my straight right hand is my best punch because if I get the chance to land it, I will hurt somebody.”

Roach (21-1-1, 9 KO’s) is on the hunt for the champions of the Super Featherweight division.  He told his promoter, Oscar De la Hoya, that he wants to fight ex-champions or winners of championship fights.  He is a full-grown contender for a world title bursting with confidence. 

 

 

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