DeMarco vs. Roman
WBC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
MARCH 17 IN LOS MOCHIS MEXICO
Photo By Bret “The Threat” Newton
By Chris Robinson – BoxingScene.com
On Friday afternoon I was able to track down DeMarco as he spoke from his bases in Tijuana, Mexico, where he is preparing for a March 17th defense of his belt in Los Mochis against fringe contender Miguel Roman.
While hearing the obvious excitement in his voice about the first defense of his title, I couldn’t help but flash back to the emphatic fashion in which the 26-year old DeMarco was able to win his belt as he rallied from an early deficit before halting a bloody and retreating Jorge Linares in the eleventh round inside of Staples Center in Los Angeles this past October.
“For me it was the second best day of my whole life,” DeMarco would tell me, speaking to my translator Margarito ‘Maggie’ Quinonez. “That was a culmination of a dream that started thirteen years ago. I feel like the hard work paid off and I showed it with Linares.”
But the fight seemed to out of DeMarco’s grasp in the early rounds, as Linares boxed beautifully and controlled the fight with deft movement and sharp punching. Linares started bleeding severely after a nasty gash formed on the bridge of his nose in the sixth round and DeMarco admits the stream of blood helped give him a boost.
“I felt good when I saw him bleeding,” DeMarco admitted. “When I go to fight, I feel that nobody is better than me. Continue Reading…