Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Gennady Golovkin Batters Gabriel Rosado In Seven Rounds

By Jake Donovan

Gennady Golovkin earned his 12th straight stoppage after systematically breaking down Gabriel Rosado inside of seven rounds Saturday evening at Madison Square Garden's The Theatre in New York City. 

Golovkin went to work early on Rosado, who was moving up from super welterweight for the middleweight title fight opportunity. A cut was produced by the end of the second round courtesy of a left jab, with Rosado's evening only getting worse from that point onward. 

Rosado was game for the cause, and briefly enjoyed momentum in a brave fifth round showing. Golovkin was hurt for the first time in the fight, along with a mouse developing under his eye. The moment was short-lived, however. Golovkin picked apart the North Philly product in the sixth round and proceeded to deliver a beatdown in a brutal seventh round.

Ironically, the round began with Rosado's corner telling the fighter they wanted to stop the fight, only for the fighter to overrule his corner. That decision was trumped towards the end of the round, when it was decided that his health was in danger after taking enormous punishment from Golovkin.

Rosado's corner literally threw in the towel, accompanied on the ring apron by a New York State Athletic Commission inspector to instruct referee Steve Smoger to stop the contest.

The official time was 2:46 of round seven.

Golovkin picks up his second straight stateside win - both of which have aired live on HBO - as he improves to 25-0 (22KO). 

Rosado - who sacrificed a mandatory super welterweight title fight with Cornelius 'K9' Bundrage to take this bigger opportunity - falls to 21-6 (13KO). The fight snaps a seven-fight win streak, with his last loss also coming in his last fight in the middleweight division more than two years ago. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nm2tx32 on 01-21-2013

GGG could beat the likes of the quillins and chavez jr's of the world but martinez beats him via ko in my opinion and ward picks him apart at 168

Comment by benjispikkie on 01-21-2013

[QUOTE=kiaba360;12935920]Two or three years is way too far. He needs to show what he has in 2013 against the top guys. I think GGG would already be a star if the other guys would be willing to fight him. Geale/Quillin/Chavez/Pirog…

Comment by newcastleking on 01-20-2013

Rosado showed much heart, huuuge props to that brother, i wish him well. Hope to see em back. GGG vs Chavez? Both got enough chin and power it can go either way. Theyd both get brain damage though.

Comment by Muscles72 on 01-20-2013

Even though rosado lost he showed huge heart he never quit he could go back to super welter and take on anybody in that division golovkin is a solid middleweight it took a lot of balls to go against that…

Comment by Light_Speed on 01-20-2013

[QUOTE=TheGoldenChamp;12935049]Who did GGG get the best of in sparring?[/QUOTE] Those guys : [QUOTE=Mikhnienko;12935095]Angulo, PEDer Quillin, Chavez, Canelo[/QUOTE]

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (93)
Top Headlines Orlando Salido vs. Takashi Miura Finalized, Dec. 17 on HBO Photos: Mike Lee, Chris Traietti - Ready For Chicago Showdown Jorge Linares Update on Hand Injury, Crolla Rematch Clause Petrov vs. Perez WBA Title Eliminator - Photos, Weights Juanma Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Pushed Back To Oct. 29 Erick De Leon vs. Aldimar Santos, Oct. 28 on UniMas Eddie Hearn Shakes His Head at Lee Selby's Inactivity Adam Lopez vs. Carlos Valcarcel on November 12 in Philadelphia Photo: Victor Ortiz Mugshot Released For DUI Arrest Callum Smith-Luke Blackledge British Title Clash In Play, Nov. 26 Pacquiao Admits Past Drug Use, Backs Prez's Tough Stance UK News: Kassem vs. Murray, Leather Twins, BoxNation Update Artur Beterbiev vs. Isidro Ranoni Prieto Set For December 23 Calzaghe Backing Cleverly To Unseat Braehmer For The Title Dimitrenko: Parker is Looking Past Me, He's Focused on Joshua Terry Flanagan - In-Depth on Crolla, Verdejo, Return, What's Next WBA Prez: We've Asked "Twice" For Tyson Fury's Medical Report! Mikey Garcia Eyes Dejan Zlaticanin Bout in November, December Frank Warren Reacts To Eddie Hearn: Tyson Fury is NOT Done! Hanzel Martinez Vows To Stop Ruiz Inside The Distance Johnny Nelson: Parker is at The Same Level as Anthony Joshua Golovkin's Coach: Jacobs Beat Cancer, He's Not Scared of GGG Eddie Hearn: Joshua-Klitschko Not Done, Negotiations Ongoing UK News: Skeete vs. Singleton, Liam Williams, Osman, More Cotto Could Be in Line For WBO Shot - When Canelo Goes To 160 Cleverly: Braehmer Fight Has Been Five Years in The Making Wladimir Klitschko vs. Anthony Joshua? Yes, Please. Photo: Canelo Alvarez, With Splint, is Back To Putting in Work Victor Ortiz Arrested For Driving Under The Influence Joseph Parker Avoids Social Media as Fight Rumors Swirl Walters Warns Lomachenko: Remember Donaire? I Want a KO! Milan Melindo vs. Fahlan Sakkreerin, IBF Interim on November 26 Mayweather: If McGregor Stole My Blueprint, It's a Good Thing! Lomachenko vs. Walters Made Official For November 26, HBO Ganigan Lopez Injured: Pedro Guevara Will Now Face Tomogdan Robert Helenius To Return on December Date in Helsinki Randy Petalcorin Domintes Donnie Mabao Over Ten Rounds Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz For Vacant WBO Title? Tyson Fury Will NOT Return in 2016, Says Peter Fury Sosa-Smith Winner is Contractually Bound To Face Fortuna Next
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement