Unbeatens Will Rosinsky and Edwin Rodriguez Clash October 21st
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (Oct 8, 2011) Doghouse Boxing
Photo: Will Rosinsky

Unbeaten light heavyweight Will Rosinsky, 14-0 (8), of Ozone Park, NY, will take on super middleweight Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez, 19-0 (14), of Worcester, MASS. DiBella Entertainment will promote the October 21st show at the MGM Grand Theater, in Foxwood, CT. A catch weight 172 has been agreed upon. This will be broadcast over ShoBox.

Rosinsky and Rodriguez know each other well having fought on the same cards throughout the amateurs. Rosinsky is a 4-time NY Golden Gloves champion from 2005-2008 winning the US Nationals in 2005 in the light heavyweight division. In that tournament he defeated Brandon Gonzales, now 14-0. In that same year in the GG he defeated Marcus Oliveira, now 21-0-1, before losing to Rommel Rene, now 12-0.

In 2006 Rosinsky defeated long time amateur DeRae Crane, of NMU, before losing to Alfonso Lopez 21-20, now 22-1, in the US Championships. In 2006 he defeated the 2002 GG champion Mark Anene. He holds two wins each over Dennis Hasson, now 11-0, and Cedric Agnew, now 18-0. Twice he has been to the semi-finals in the GG, losing to Yathomas Riley, now 8-0, on one occasion. In the 2008 GG he won 3 bouts before losing to Derek Zugic and decided to turn professional. He compiled an 85-12 record while fighting overseas in such countries as China, Hungary and Russia. Rodriguez and Rosinsky were on the 2006 USA Boxing team that traveled to China.

On the other hand Rodriguez won the US Championships the same year Rosinsky did but in the middleweight division. He also won the National GG in 2006. He finished up at 84-9. He is currently ranked No. 6 WBC, No. 8 both the IBF and WBA while No. 13 in the WBO. Wins over Aaron Pryor, Jr., James Mc Girt, Jr., and Kevin Engel are the biggest in his career so far.

Rosinsky is a graduate at Queens City University majoring in Physical Education. With the job market the way it is today he is currently a registered EMT in the fire department taking his fireman’s test in October. “I’m trained by Felipe Gomez and my advisor is Keith Connolly who takes care of all my business allowing me to concentrate on boxing,” said Rosinsky.

Rosinsky won his first four bouts by stoppage in the first round as well as in his last fight in July stopping late sub Jose Ramirez, 11-11, making it his sixth first round knockout. In his fifth fight he gave away weight to Zeferino Albino, 3-7-2, of Philadelphia. “He was overweight but we figured he was coming down in weight so we allowed it,” said Rosinsky. He won in 3.

Two fights later Rosinsky took on another Philadelphia boxer in Andre Hemphill, 7-9-2. “He was clowning around at the weigh-in and I asked him if it was because I was white. After beating him he was very complimentary toward me,” said Rosinsky.

The closest fight Rosinsky was in was winning a majority decision over Alexander Mancera, 8-2 four weeks after the Hemphill fight. “I don’t want to make excuses but I was de-hydrated and may have had a stomach virus but I gutted it out,” said Rosinsky.

This writer saw Rosinsky win over Markus Gonzales, 7-2, in a scheduled six shortened to four. My first thoughts were he would really go over big in Philadelphia. “They told me as I left the dressing room it was shortened. I said as long as I get paid for a six,” said Rosinsky. He won every round in scoring his tenth straight victory. In the only fight he was under 170 he defeated Yasin Rashid, 7-0, In November of 2010.

Both boxers are 26 and turned professional in 2008 with Rodriguez having won seven fights by the time Rosinsky made his debut. It will only be the second time Rosinsky has fought outside of NY. “I was in camp with Louis Collazo in S.C. and had a chance to fight an unknown in Lamar Foreman and stopped him,” said Rosinsky.

This will be an interesting match-up. The Dominican born Rodriguez has more professional experience but the heavier Rosinsky is a very determined boxer who comes to fight. He has much more to gain in beating the world ranked Rodriguez.

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