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Gennady Golovkin (25-0, 22 KOs) successfully retained his WBA Middleweight Championship with a technical stoppage over a lively but overmatched Gabriel Rosado (21-6, 13 KOs) at the 2:46 mark of round seven. The decision to stop the contest was made by Rosado’s trainer and friend, Billy Briscoe, when it became abundantly clear that the courageous Philly native’s vision was being impaired by a horrid gash over his left eye.
Boxing is a brutal sport. Pure brutal. I can safely say that I am too big of a p%ssy to box, and in no way am I ashamed of that.
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Felix Verdejo got himself a little HBO shine Saturday thanks to that knockout, via a highlight clip that's rare for such an inexperienced fighter. Also probably because he does have the makings of a future action star, down the line. Also probably because HBO and Top Rank are buddies right now. Top Rank found an easier mark for Verdejo in his second fight than the first time...
The doubts -- minor though they were -- about featherweight Miguel Angel Garcia coming into his HBO main event turn Saturday night was that for all his visible talent, he had not yet been tested. He still hasn't, but this time it wasn't because his opponent wasn't up to snuff; it's because that opponent, Orlando Salido, was up to snuff, and Garcia was just that much...
I had the pleasure to be at the Garden, the “Mecca of Boxing”, for January 19th’s triple header: Roman Martinez vs. Juan Carlos Burgos, Gennady Golovkin vs. Gabriel Rosado, and Orlando Salido vs. Miguel Angel Garcia.
Up first, a title match between WBO junior lightweight champ Roman Martinez, 29 (26-1-2, 16 KOs), and challenger Juan Carlos Burgos, 25 (30-1-1, 20 KOs). The...