|Boxing Results from Ringside: Gennady Golovkin Retains Titles Stopping Gabriel Rosado in 7
By Ken Hissner at ringside, Doghouse Boxing (Jan 20, 2013) Doghouse Boxing (Photo © Chris Farina / Top Rank)
a Philadelphia viewpoint this writer felt Gabe Rosado, 21-6 (13), who
was the No. 1 contender for IBF champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage’s title
instead of being in Madison Square Garden’s theater Saturday night
should have been in Detroit on February 23rd challenging for that title. Instead the Philly fighter found himself in
the “lion’s den” with one of the hardest punchers in boxing pound for
pound named Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin, 25-0 (22), of KAZ, now living
in Germany since 2006, while holding the WBA and IBO middleweight
title’s. Like most professional sports it seemed this decision was “all
about the money”!
of making a challengers purse in Detroit Rosado was moved up into the
middleweight division without ever having a middleweight fight to the
No. 15 slot. So 15 other fighters would be by-passed in order for Rosado
to get his shot. It almost backfired for Golovkins backers when he came
down ill 2 days before the fight. Would he be able to go through with
his WBA and IBO defenses Saturday? Like a true champion he was in the
ring facing a young hungry fighter from Philadelphia.
chased Rosado for 2 rounds when a right hand opened a nasty cut over
the left eye of Rosado near the end of the round. With top cut-man Joey
Eye doing his best to stop the bleeding it would be either “do or die”
for Rosado in round 3. A Golovkin jab knocked Rosado off balance as he
tried to avoid the power of the champion with blood covering the left
side of his face.
the fourth round 3 jabs from Golovkin knocked the head of Rosado back.
He was bleeding from the eye so bad it was also covering Golovkin and
the ring. At the bell a long right hand from Rosado finally found the
target on the chin of Golovkin. An obvious bruise was under the
champion’s right eye as the fighters came out for the fifth round. One
of the judges, Tom Miller actually gave Rosado the fourth round. In the
fifth Golovkin not only had the eye bleeding again but also the nose of
the sixth round top referee Steve “Double S” Smoger asked for the ring
physician to take a look at the badly cut left eye. Rosado was allowed
to go on. A right uppercut buckled the knees of Rosado but he came back
and made a gallant attempt in backing the champion but it was short
lived. At the start of the seventh it seemed the doctor was giving
Rosado one more round as he was allowed to come out.
got very ugly in the seventh with Rosado bleeding from the eye, nose
and mouth and his face a mask of blood there was no quit in him. The
fan’s were screaming at the site to stop the contest. With Smoger’s back
toward Rosado’s corner up the steps came Rosado’s trainer Billy Briscoe
trying to wave it off before a towel was finally thrown in causing
Smoger to wave the fight off at 2:46 of the seventh round. The crowd at
the Madison Square Garden Theater went wild with many banners from the
KAZ homeland flying. There was so much of Rosado’s blood in the ring the
next fight had to be delayed.
ran to the corner and jumped up on the ropes showing his fan’s there
was no quit in him. Unfortunately for him he was up against a champion
that would not be denied. Rosado would live to fight another day.
the ring Max Kellerman covering for the HBO After Dark show made an
outrageous comment about Golovkin using his illness as an excuse in not
knocking Rosado down. Here was a true champion having spent most of the
night chasing down his opponent after coming off a 2-day sick bed having
to hear this insult from someone chosen to replace the veteran Larry
Merchant in the ring interviewing the fighters. Golovkin should have
been praised for his performance not belittled.
as it might seem the press was informed Rosado was requesting a
rematch. For what reason? He had lost every round on judge’s Glenn
Feldman and John Poturaj’s cards and only won but a round on Miller’s
card. I guess it was for another big payday. How about the other
“champions” or the other 14 contenders getting their shot?
Rosado was being replaced to fight Bundrage the IBF put Ishe Smith in
at No. 15 and gave him the shot. His only claim to fame was he appeared
on the show “the contender”! Rosado had a good chance of dethroning
Bundrage but he will probably be dropped out of the middleweight ratings
and is no longer in the light middleweight ratings. The consolation is
more money in the bank than he probably made in his 26 previous fights
combined. Let’s hope he drops down where he belongs and gets that IBF
title fight giving Philadelphia another Latino champion besides their
first in Danny “Swift” Garcia.
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