Steve Kim reports that whereas nothing’s “finalized,” PBC on Showtime’s September eleventh tremendous bantamweight unification match between Stephen Fulton and Brandon Figueroa has a wonderful co-feature brewing, as former unified champ Danny Roman is in talks to face surging contender Ra’eese Aleem.
Roman (29-3-1, 10 KO) took the WBA belt from Shun Kubo in 2017 and defended it 4 occasions, out-warring TJ Doheny so as to add the IBF strap to his assortment within the course of. He got here up simply brief towards necessary challenger Murodjon Akhmadaliev in January 2020, however has since turned apart sturdy efforts from Juan Carlos Payano and Ricardo Espinoza.
Regardless of solely graduating from eight-rounders early final yr, the 31-year-old Aleem established himself as a contender to observe with seven consecutive finishes, including a surprisingly one-sided thrashing of fellow unbeaten Vic Pasillas in January.
Between these two fights and Murodjon Akhmadaliev vs. Ronny RIos, there’s so much to like concerning the 122-pound division proper now. Let’s hope this one will get over the end line.