Golovkin vs. Rosado
By Jeff Sorby: Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13 KO’s) likes to hear that no one is giving him a chance against WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KO’s) on January 19th in Madison Square Garden, in New York. The 26-year-old Rosado draws motivation from boxing fans who think he’ll be knocked out by the hard hitting Golovkin.
Rosado wants to prove them wrong and he things he can stop Golovkin in the 9th round while dominating him the entire fight.
Rosado said to RingTV “No one thinks I can beat Golovkin. I embrace the fact that people talk and don’t think I’m supposed to win. I’m going to knock him out in the 9th round, because I think he underestimates me. I don’t know why, but I think he is going to pay for that. He’s supposed to be the next treat thing.”
Whatever helps Rosado motivate himself for the fight the better it is for him. However, I doubt Golovkin is underestimating him or looking past him. He’s taking the fight seriously as he does all of his fights. He’s not going to slack of just because Rosado has been beaten in the only fight where he stepped up against a decent quality fighter in Alfredo Angulo. Maybe it was just a fluke thing that Angulo knocked Rosado out in the 2nd round in the process of knocking him down three times in the fight. Continue reading
PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 2, 2013) World ranked challenger “King” Gabriel Rosado was incredulous when he discovered that his world championship bout against WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin set for JANUARY 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City would be fought at a catch weight of 158. “The first I heard about the catch weight was at the media lunch on December 1, I never asked for it, that was my advisor Russell Peltz’s idea” said Rosado. “I’m happy Russell is looking out for my best interests but we’re fighting at 160.” Continue reading
by Chip Mitchell and Robert Uzzell: On January 19th in The Theatre at Madison Square Garden there will be three championship fights televised on HBO, one of which will be undefeated WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin vs. “King” Gabriel Rosado. Continue reading
NEW YORK (December 13, 2012) — The Theater at Madison Square Garden will go from Season’s Greetings to Season’s Beatings when it hosts three world championship fights in January.
ORLANDO “Siri” SALIDO will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight title against undefeated No. 1 contender MIKEY GARCIA; undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) / International Boxing Organization (IBO) middleweight champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN will look to extend his reign into its third year against world-rated contender “King” GABRIEL ROSADO and two-time WBO junior lightweight champion ROMAN “Rocky” MARTINEZ will put it all on the line when he goes mano a mano with No. 1 contender JUAN CARLOS “Mini” BURGOS. All three fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, Saturday, January 19, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
These six warriors have a combined record of 170-18-3 (123 KOs) — a winning percentage of 89% and a victory by knockout ratio of 72%. Continue reading
By Joseph Herron: It’s been just a little over two months since “King” Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13 KOs) earned the opportunity to fight for championship gold by defeating Charles Whitaker in an IBF Junior Middleweight title eliminator on NBC Sports Network.
But to the surprise of most, the 26 year old puncher won’t be standing across the ring from IBF Champ K9 Bundrage when the opening bell sounds to begin his subsequent outing. The courageous Philly fighter will be taking on current WBA Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KOs) instead.
On January 19th, at the Mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden, Rosado will face one of the more avoided fighters and hardest pound for pound punchers in the entire sport. The title fight will be broadcast on HBO, as one part of an outstanding World Championship triple-header.
When Hall of Fame promoter Russell Peltz contacted his fighter concerning the prospect of facing the undefeated WBA Middleweight Champion, it didn’t take long for Gabriel to answer with a resounding, “Where do I sign?” Continue reading
Costa Mesa, CA.: December 4, 2012, With the addition of undefeated heavyweight contender Joe Hanks to Roy Englebrecht Promotions Fight Club OC show this Thursday, December 6th, boxing history will be made, as the show now will feature three undefeated heavyweights all with 10 or more wins, all on the same card, a first for the sport of boxing in California! Continue reading
New York, NY (December 1, 2012) On Saturday afternoon in New York City, WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady Golovkin, 24-0-0 (21KO’s) and world ranked “King” Gabriel Rosado, 21-5-0 (13KO’s) met with members of the boxing media to announce their world title clash set for Saturday, January 19, 2013 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing.” HBO will televise the bout as part of a world championship Boxing After Dark triple-header. The bout is promoted by K2 Promotions in association with Peltz Boxing Promotions.
By Bill Phanco, photo: Will Hart – WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KO’s) will be making a defense of his title against a junior middleweight contender Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13 KO’s) on HBO on January 19th at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA. Rosado doesn’t have a lot of power and he’s going to have to try and find a way to survive in this fight. Rosado is over his head in this fight, and it’s going to be tough for him against the hard hitting Golovkin.
Golovkin wants to fight the top middleweights in the division but he’s had no luck in getting guys like Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Sergio Martinez, Daniel Geale and Felix Sturm to get in the ring with him. Continue reading