SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, October 26, in the title bout between the middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin against Gabriel “King” Rosado, to be held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in a Golden Boy Promotions presentation. Continue reading
NEW YORK (October 21, 2013) – The odds are heavily in favor of Gabriel Rosado (21-6, 13 KOs) hitting the canvas at least once this Saturday night during his world title fight challenge against undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (29-0, 21 KOs), airing on Showtime Championship Boxing, live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
WBO No. 11-rated Rosado going down has less to do with the quality of his chin or durability, rather a credit to Quillin’s awesome power.
Quillin’s 29 opponents have been dropped a total of 31 times, including an amazing 10 knockdowns in his last two fights, both in world championship competition, against Fernando Guerrero (4 knockdowns) and former WBO champion Nassan N’Dam N’Jikam (6 knockdowns). “Kid Chocolate” also dropped future Hall of Famer Ronald “Winky” Wright, in Quillin’s fight prior to him challenging N’Jikam, which ended in a unanimous 10-round decision that sent Wright into retirement. Continue reading
Kelly Swanson – We are on the phone today with WBO Middleweight World Champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and “King” Gabriel Rosado. They will be facing each other in the co-main event on October 26 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. This is a great show. Of course, everybody knows that Bernard Hopkins is the main event against Murat, and exciting heavyweight Deontay Wilder will also be on the show. So, we’re looking forward to hearing from the fighters today. We have them both on at the same time so without further ado, I’m going to turn it over to Robert Diaz, Golden Boy Promotions Matchmaker, to make the formal introductions. Robert?
Robert Diaz – Thank you very much, Kelly. Thank you to everybody for being on the call. Before we get started, I want to make a couple of announcements.
Saturday, October 26 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey; promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. I want to thank our sponsors Corona and AT&T and, it will be from Caesars in Atlantic City. Continue reading
NEW YORK (October 8, 2013) – Much has changed in the life of undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (29-0, 21 KOs) since his last fight on April 27, when Quillin dropped challenger Fernando Guerrero four times en route to an impressive victory by seventh-round technical knockout.
Quillin will make his second world title defense Oct. 26 against challenger Gabriel “King” Rosado (21-6, 13 KOs), airing on Showtime Championship Boxing, live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. WBO No. 11-rated Rosado, fighting out of nearby Philadelphia, was stopped in the seventh round of his only world title fight to World Boxing Association (WBA) middleweight title-holder Gennady Golvkin last January.
In the past five-plus months, Quillin has turned 30, married Allison Berger, and started a few businesses (T-shirts and headphones). Continue reading
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (October 1, 2013) – After scoring 10 knockdowns in his last two fights and soaring to the top of the 160-pound weight class, WBO Middleweight Champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin will make his second title defense on Saturday, Oct. 26 when he meets Philadelphia contender “King” Gabriel Rosado in the Bernard Hopkins vs. Karo Murat co-main event at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT).
Additionally, knockout artist WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, will open the telecast when he takes on Nicolai “Stone Man” Firtha in a 10-round showdown. In the main event, IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins will become the oldest fighter in history to make his initial title defense when he faces highest-rated light heavyweight challenger Karo Murat in a 12-round matchup. Continue reading
The Pugilist KOrner: Abel Sanchez, Gabriel Rosado, Sergio Mora, Mickey Bey Jr, Willie Nelson, and Roman Morales
The Law Offices of Mario Davila is proud to present expert trainer Abel Sanchez, Junior Middleweight and Middleweight contender Gabriel Rosado, former WBC Junior Middleweight Champion Sergio Mora, Lightweight contender and former Olympian Mickey Bey Jr, Junior Middleweight contender Willie Nelson, and undefeated Super Bantamweight prospect Roman Morales on this week’s edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!
The Pugilist KOrner live streaming link: Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506
Making his way back to “The Pugilist KOrner” will be the always astute trainer of WBA Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin, Mr. Abel Sanchez. The heralded fight mentor will discuss his rising star’s knock-out performance over Irish Matthew Macklin, which took place this past Saturday night in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Continue reading
(Phoenix, AZ) Last week “King” Gabe Rosado & trainer Billy Briscoe made the move from Philadelphia to Phoenix to finish up their ongoing training camp. They are preparing for undefeated & highly touted Mayweather Promotions fighter J’Leon Love on 5/4 as part of the “May Day” event on Showtime PPV. Continue reading
By Jeff Sorby: Russell Peltz, the promoter for Gabriel Rosado (21-6, 13 KO’s), thinks Rosado fought well enough last Saturday in his 7th round TKO loss to WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golokvin (25-0, 22 KO’s) to win fans from the gutsy performance. Continue reading
By Joseph Herron – Gennady Golovkin (25-0, 22 KOs) successfully retained his WBA Middleweight Championship with a technical stoppage over a lively but overmatched Gabriel Rosado (21-6, 13 KOs) at the 2:46 mark of round seven.
The decision to stop the contest was made by Rosado’s trainer and friend, Billy Briscoe, when it became abundantly clear that the courageous Philly native’s vision was being impaired by a horrid gash over his left eye. After bleeding profusely for the majority of the seven round contest, the 27 year old fighter stopped being competitive and shifted gears into survival mode throughout the final stanza of the halted bout.
While the stoppage was unanimously supported by those at ringside, it was also collectively understood that Golovkin’s second consecutive HBO appearance was much more competitive than most fight pundits and boxing scribes had anticipated. Continue reading
NEW YORK, NY (January 18, 2013)- WBO number-one ranked Jr. Lightweight Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos (30-1, 20 KOs) and Roman “Rocky Martinez (26-1-1, 16 KOs) stepped onto the scales earlier today at the official weigh in for their WBO world title bout that is set to take place tomorrow, Saturday, January 19th at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The match up will be part of a championship tripleheader televised LIVE on HBO Boxing After Dark® at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading