Rosinsky vs. Griffin
New York, NY (December 20, 2012) – Super middleweight contender Will “Power” Rosinsky earned a hard-fought ten round unanimous decision over former USBA Light Heavyweight titlist Otis “Triple OG” Griffin Wednesday evening at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City.
With a packed house roaring him on, Rosinsky fought through a few rough moments in the early going. The Queens, NY native got cut over his left eye in the opening round and was briefly hurt by a right hand near the end of the second, but battled his way back. Griffin, who had a 3 inch height and six inch reach advantage, connected with some good shots from the outside and boxed effectively in spots, but Rosinsky constantly pressured Griffin in close quarters.
The 2005 US Amateur Champion found a home for straight right hands and body shots, outworking his Sacramento, CA based foe for the majority of the bout. Although it was a closely fought contest, Rosinsky’s consistency earned him the nod.
Scores were 97-93 and 96-94 twice. With the victory, Rosinsky improves to 17-2 with 9 knockouts while claiming the New York State Light Heavyweight title.
“I definitely was in shape for this fight but (Griffin) was (the bigger man) and my punches didn’t have the same impact they do do at super middleweight,” said Rosinsky, who moved up to light heavyweight against Griffin. “Griffin was comfortable at 175 and I knew he was a tough guy who fought a lot of the top light heavyweights. In 2013, I’ll be moving down to 168 and perhaps even 160.” Continue reading
New York, NY(12/19/12) -Photo’s by DiBella Entertainment/Ed Diller — Earlier tonight before a packed house of partisan fans, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) put on an exciting 10-bout card at the Roseland Ballroom, as a special-edition of Broadway Boxing.
The card was sponsored by Manfredi Auto Group, Newlio.com and Everlast, and promoted in association with the American Red Cross. The card was held as a benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims, with proceeds from the show, which included a silent auction including a number of items from DBE’s President Lou DiBella’s own personal sports memorabilia collection, being donated to the American Red Cross.
In the main event bout of the evening, Queens-native, Will “Power” Rosinsky took on Otis “Triple-G” Griffin, in a ten-round light heavyweight bout for the vacant NYS.
Rosinsky, who was coming off a spirited effort against former middleweight kingpin Kelly Pavlik in July, came out using a vicious body attack against the bigger Griffin. A head-butt in the first round cause a cut over Rosinsky’s left eye, but Rosinsky battled through it, pressing the action all night.
Rosinsky used superior boxing and combination punching to outwork Griffin throughout, but Griffin was able to counter and land some big shots from the outside. Continue reading
New York, NY (12/18/12) – All of the fighters for tomorrow night’s DiBella Entertainment special-edition Hurricane Sandy Benefit Broadway Boxing card weighed in earlier today at the NYS Athletic Commission’s office in downtown Manhattan. Below is the complete bout sheet for Wednesday night’s show. Continue reading
New York, NY (November 28, 2012) – The December 19 bout between Will “Power” Rosinsky of Queens, NY and Sacramento, CA native Otis “Triple OG” Griffin is changed from an eight to a ten round bout.
The matchup, which was originally a special feature bout, now serves as the main event of the evening. There is a lot at stake for both fighters, with Rosinsky looking to rebound from a loss to Kelly Pavlik on HBO while Griffin hopes to shake off a string of controversial decision defeats. Continue reading