Gabriel Rosado: Heart of a Lion
The light at the end of the tunnel
By: Gil Quinones
Philadelphia’s Gabriel Rosado (21-9, 13 KO’s) comes into this fight realizing that he needs to make a statement this Saturday, otherwise he will be looked at as a stepping stone for fighters to springboard to bigger and better fights themselves. Although Rosado has come up short in his last 5 outings (0-4, with 1 no contest), Rosado has gained more fans than he has lost. There are not too many fighters that are capable of doing that. Rosado does it by leaving everything he has in the ring every time he steps in the squared circle.
Rosado may not be the strongest, fastest, or the most talented fighter in boxing, but one thing is for sure Rosado has the heart of a lion. Every fight involving Rosado with the exception of the J’Leon Love fight, he has been bloodied and battered but not once has he quit or retired on his stool. Some may call that stubbornness or dangerous but for Rosado, he knows no other way.
What you put into this sport is often what you get out of it. With that being said, all the sacrifices Rosado has made over the past 3 years should culminate into something special. Hopefully, for Gabe that something special will be a victory over the always tough Joshua Clottey Saturday in Verona, NY.
An impressive win could catapult Rosado back in line to fight the top fighters in the middleweight division.