Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico– From the beginning, the size difference was evident as Tijuana’s Antonio DeMarco (27-2-1, 20 KOs) made the first defense of his WBC lightweight title against former featherweight world title challenger, Miguel Roman (37-10, 28 KOs), from Ciudad Juarez.
DeMarco fought with little fear as the much smaller Roman predictably pushed forward and looked to slug with the defending champ. The WBC titlist fought going backwards for most of the fight, but it was more strategy than necessity as he was clearly able to land the punches he wanted and was not really feeling the shots thrown in return.
The end came in the fifth when a left uppercut-left hook combination sent Roman to the canvas. The tough challenger popped to his feet a half-second before the referee reached the full ten count, but the bout was waved off anyway. There was really no point in continuing.
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