BROOKLYN - A crowd of 6,532 at Barclays Center were treated to a special performance from two warriors Saturday night as David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs)stopped "King" Gabriel Rosado (21-9, 13 KOs)in the 10th round of a very competitive main event on HBO Boxing After Dark.
The Montreal-native Lemieux retained his NABF Middleweight title while displaying the incredible power that has put the entire middleweight division on notice. Lemieux scored a knockdown in round three when he delivered a flurry that knocked the Philadelphia-born Rosado off-balance and put him on the canvas.
Rosado stayed determined in round four however, taking numerous shots from Lemieux, even asking for more, before he launched an attack that left Lemieux bloodied as he headed back to his corner.
The fight remained competitive through the mid-rounds until Lemieux started to dominate the severely handicapped Rosado, whose eye began to swell in the second round and only got worse through out the brawl. The fight was called by the ringside doctor at 2:25 in the tenth round with the technical knockout victory going to Lemieux.