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
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 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,”
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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