Lamont Roach Jr

23 - 1 - 1
9 KOs
super featherweight

One of the most decorated amateur boxers to come out of the Washington, D.C. area, Roach Jr.’s accolades include five Ringside World Championships, a 2011 National PAL Championship, two Junior National Golden Gloves Championships, and 2013 National and National Golden Gloves titles, as well as a USA Boxing Outstanding Boxer award.

Fighter Stats

Height: 5′ 7″
Birthdate: August 18, 1995
Age: 26
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia,
Hometown: Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Stance: Orthodox

Fighter Biography

One of the most decorated amateur boxers to come out of the Washington, D.C. area in years, 23-year-old Lamont Roach Jr. is taking the next step in his professional boxing career as a member of the Golden Boy Promotions roster in the lightweight division.

Among Roach Jr.’s accolades include five Ringside World Championships, a 2011 National PAL Championship, two Junior National Golden Gloves Championships, and 2013 National and National Golden Gloves titles, as well as a USA Boxing Outstanding Boxer award.

Roach Jr. began boxing at only nine years old and nearly a decade after putting on gloves for the first time, he made his professional debut with a four-round decision win over Victor Galindo on April 19, 2014. Eighteen more victories have followed, seven by knockout, with his most recent win a unanimous decision over Alberto Mercado on December 15, 2018.

On October 17, 2015, Roach Jr. made his first grand stage appearance at Madison Square Garden against Jose Bustos, as part of the undercard for Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux; he went on to fight Jesus Lule-Raya on the March 5, 2016 Luis Ortiz vs. Tony Thompson undercard. Roach Jr. extended his undefeated record, notching unanimous decision wins in six rounds over Bustos and in eight rounds over Lule-Raya.

Continuing his winning streak, Roach, Jr. successfully took on Mexico’s Jose Arturo Esquivel in an eight-round lightweight bout on the non-televised undercard of Canelo vs. Khan at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Both fighters entered the ring cautiously, feeling out each other.

Lamont then stunned the Mexican fighter with a series of shots to the face and body, and quickly began to take control, overwhelming him. The final round saw the likes of both fighters putting on a show, but the clear winner of the bout was Roach, Jr. who led with his notable ring tactics and was awarded the unanimous decision victory by the judges. Following the win against Esquivel, Roach Jr. went on to eight more fights—totaling 19 bouts.

In October 2017, Lamont Roach Jr.’s cousin and trainer, Bernard “Boogaloo” Roach passed away unexpectedly, and Roach Jr.’s father Lamont Roach Sr. took over training responsibilities. This tragedy greatly affected Roach Jr., but he is determined to honor the memory of his late trainer by dedicating him his fighting career.

In July 2018, Lamont Roach Jr. furthered his record, forcing Deivi Julio Bassa to stay on his stool at the start of the seventh round to win by technical knockout. Most recently, Roach Jr. fought against Alberto Mercado in December 2018 as part of the undercard of the anticipated DAZN debut for Canelo Alvarez. The fight was streamed live from Madison Square Garden in New York. Roach Jr. ultimately defeated Mercado in a unanimous decision victory.

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