WBA/IBF super bantamweight world champion Danny Roman (27-3-1,10 KOs) has pulled out of his September 13 title defense against Murodjon Akhmadaliev (6-0, 5 KOs) at the Hulu Theater inside New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Examinations by two Los Angeles-based shoulder specialists revealed tendinitis in Roman’s left shoulder. The primary doctor who evaluated Roman ordered him to suspend all boxing activity for a period of four to six weeks.
“My plan is to rest and take it easy,” said Roman, who would have made the fifth defense of his WBA title. “I want to fight Akhmadaliev before the year is over. We’ll have a better idea for a date as soon as I get medical clearance to resume training.”
Roman’s co-promoters Thompson Boxing and Matchroom Boxing are in the early stages of figuring out a new date for Roman-Akhmadaliev.
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The main event of the September 13 DAZN-streamed show featuring lightweight Devin Haney (22-0, 14 KOs) against Zaur Abdullaev (11-0, 7 KOs) has been elevated to a WBC interim title fight and is still intact.