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Nery vs Figueroa: Daniel Roman planning to give explosive effort against Ricardo Espinoza Franco

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Roman is set to co-feature in this weekend’s Showtime card.

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With former bantamweight champion Daniel Roman (28-3-1, 10 KOs) scheduled to make his ring return against Ricardo Espinoza Franco (25-3, 21 KOs) this Saturday night as the co-feature to Luis Nery vs Brandon Figueroa, Roman shares some of his thoughts leading into the bout. Check out some press quotes below.

Roman on his recent training camp

“The final days of camp are wrapping up now before we head to the bubble. As always, the sparring we got was top notch. My coach Eddie González and I have relentlessly been working every day to get me in the best shape of my life. These last two months have been demanding, but I know all the hard work will all pay off on fight night.”

On fighting in Southern California on SHOWTIME

“Everyone knows Southern California is a breeding ground for boxers and the fans always show support for their hometown fighters. SHOWTIME has had some tremendous fights showcased out here and I plan to keep that tradition going strong. I plan to put on an entertaining fight for the fans by being explosive with my effort.”

On his matchup with Ricardo Espinoza Franco

“This is not going to be an easy fight because I know my opponent is a tough fighter from Tijuana who is coming with everything he’s got. He’s got a lot of power, so I must be smart on how I throw my combinations. I believe my experience in big fights is going to be the difference on May 15. I’m expecting a rough fight and I’m ready for an intense battle.”

On his quest to become a world champion once again

“Everything I do in boxing from here on out is to regain my status as a world champion. I’ll do whatever it takes to put me back in that position. A victory on May 15 will get me one step closer to that goal. I know in my heart I will become a world champion once again.”