by Will Rosinsky: Dear Friends, Fans and Members of the Media, As I’m preparing myself for my December 19 showdown against tough contender Otis Griffin, I must admit, there’s always a lot of things on my mind. Those who know me best are aware of my commitment outside of the squared circle as a full time emergency medical technician (EMT) in one of the roughest areas in Brooklyn, NY. During my amateur and professional boxing career, I’ve seen a lot of unbelievable things, but it can’t compare to what my eyes have witnessed during my regular job.
Last week, I had to transport a 2 month baby to the hospital because her father accidentally punched the back of her head while he attempted to hit the mother. Accident or not, this was very difficult to deal with and I truly felt terrible about the situation. I can’t even fathom how traumatic that is for an infant in that environment. My unit had to assist with an emotionally disturbed person (EDP), where a family member called for emergency guidance with somebody acted violently. In situations like these, EMS and NYPD personnel work together to get the patient the care they need.
On Thanksgiving Day, we had a young man, early to mid-40’s, in cardiac arrest who was in a car accident. We don’t know if he went into arrest before or after the crash, all we know is that his heart was not beating. There’s no way to tell in the moment but everyone did what we could to help. Sadly, the young man passed away. It’s moments like these, where I witness some of the worst tragedies firsthand, that make me realize how blessed I am to do what I love; box and help others.
Every day before work, I spend a few hours in the gym preparing for my fight against Otis Griffin. Admittedly, it’s tiring at times to juggle working full time and training for world-class opponents, but I guess my willpower gets me through it (no pun intended). Whether it’s Griffin, Pavlik, Rodriguez or an opponent I’m expect to defeat by an early knockout, I get ready for every fighter as if they’re a world champion.
The most important thing is trying to keep my mind focused on the immediate task and I have a simple formula. When I’m at work,
I work and keep boxing in the back of my mind. While I’m training, my focus is fully on boxing and not the crazy situations I may see later that day.
In some instances, like the Aaron Pryor Jr. fight right into the Kelly Pavlik bout, my captain allowed me to take a lot of my own time. I was able to focus fully on boxing. While I don’t always have the time to take off, I have to adapt. Each morning at 8 AM, I go to the boxing gym or work on strength and conditioning. I have alternating days for both gyms. In some cases, if good sparring is available for certain days, I work it out according.
Either way, I’m grinding at least 6 days a week and that’s what I’m becoming used to.
On December 19, I’m looking forward putting on a great show and plan to provide you with an early Christmas gift; a victory. With that said, I never take fights because it’s an easy win but because it’s a challenge. Griffin’s team made many inquiries about fighting me and I’ll make him regret that. We’ll call it “Seasons Beatings”. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on fight night.
Will “Power” Rosinsky
16-2 (9 KO’s)
Friday Night Fights welcomes back heavyweight champion Amir Mansour Jan. 25 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
DOVER, Del. — Dover Downs Hotel & Casino announces the next Friday Night Fights series event will take place on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in the Rollins Center. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 5 at noon for between $40 – $200 and may be purchased by calling VIP Services at 800-711-5882 or visiting doverdowns.com.
Headlining the event will be heavyweight superstar Amir “Hardcore” Mansour, winner of the World Boxing Foundation Intercontinental heavyweight championship title. Mansour, out of Wilmington, Del., has a flawless record of 16 wins, 12 by knockout.
Female super featherweight champion “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey, 11(1)-0, of Brooklyn, N.Y., headlines the undercard. Also appearing on the undercard will be featherweight Omar “Super O” Douglas, 6(4)-0, of Wilmington, Del.; WBF Intercontinental super middleweight champion “Mighty” Mike Tiberi, 20(7)-1, of Wilmington, Del.; light heavyweight “The Bull” Anthony “Caputo” Smith, 13(10)-1, of Kennett Square, Pa.; and light welterweight “Rockin” Ryan Belasco, 17(3)-5-3, of Wilmington, Del.
The first bout will begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Will call will be open from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Visit doverdowns.com for updates. Event, times and card are subject to change or cancellation without notice. For media credentials and interview or photo requests, please contact Lisa Rollins at [email protected]
ENJOY BOXING FREE ON PRIMETIME
This week Primetime (SKY Channel 498) is staging several boxing shows, culminating in the ‘Earthquake in Essex’ bill being shown live from 5.30 pm this Saturday from Brentwood on a free-to-air basis.
On Thursday night at 7.30, documentaries featuring heavyweight Ian Lewison and middleweight Lee Markham will be shown. This will be followed by a one hour edition of the Fight Show with top pundit and former European champion Spencer Oliver alongside welterweight Tyler Goodjohn and International matchmaker Derek Waddell.
On Saturday, the live action on Primetime starts at 5.30 with eight live fights including two battles between undefeated fighters; Michael Lomax making his ring return; the heavyweight grudge match between Ian Lewison and Dorian Darch; and the Southern Area light-middleweight title rematch between Kris Agyei-Dua and Nathan Graham.
Tickets can be bought at www.goodwinpromotions.co.uk or by calling 01525 851150.