WBO International Lightweight Champion Lamont Roach Jr. Grabs the NABO Belt in Vegas
#DAZN WBO International Jr. Lightweight Champion Lamont Roach Jr. (19-0-1, 7 KOs) defeated NABO Jr. Lightweight Champion Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (30-6, 19 KOs) via unanimous decision at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Scorecards: 96-93, 97-92 (x2)
“The fight played out good,” said Roach. “I think it could have gone better of course. But I’m glad we got this experience, to go up to the championship level. The only guys that beat him became champions and I’m one of them.
“I knew that I was bleeding because I could feel the trickling, but I’ve been getting hit in the face since I was nine years old. It wasn’t nothing I wasn’t used to.He hit me with a clean body shot. I just got myself together towards the end of that round and stuck to the game plan and continued boxing. From round 1 to round 10, I was feeling all of the head butts.
“He’s as tough as they come. He fought former world champions, he beat a former world champ, he brought the fight to me, and if someone else brings the fight to me, I’m ready. I can go ten, I can go twelve.”