Edgar Berlanga Eyes Showdown Against Gabriel Rosado: “We Probably Gonna Make Something Happen”
By: Hans Themistode
Chances are if you blinked during a contest involving Edgar Berlanga, then you missed the entire event. In short, it doesn’t take long for the 23-year-old super middleweight prospect to take care of business once he steps foot inside of the ring.
With 16 straight first-round knockout wins to start his career, Berlanga has gotten a noticeable amount of attention. However, he’s also gotten a considerable amount of push back as well.
Despite stopping several opponents that have never been down, let alone knocked out during the course of their respective careers, fans of Berlanga are twiddling their thumbs as they want the Puerto Rican native to increase his level of competition, something he has been quietly clamoring for as well.
Identifying an opponent that will push the New York native and allow him to bank the rounds needed for experience is easier said than done. Yet, after taking a deep dive into the names ranked above him, he’s come across one that he believes would be the perfect opponent to truly test him.
“Shout out to Gabe Rosado,” said Berlanga on his Instagram account. “We probably gonna make something happen.”
For Berlanga, he’s developed a certain dislike for most of his opponents. Often times the undefeated prospect will jump into the face of his man during the weigh-ins and exchange heated words. In the case of Rosado however, Berlanga has nothing but respect for him.
“No harsh feelings or none of that with him but at the end of the day it’s about the fans and making good fights happen.”
While it’s unclear if and when the two will actually step into the ring with one another, Berlanga wants to reassure his fans that he does in fact hear their nonstop pleas for him to take on better names. All that he asks for in return, is time.
“Everybody keeps saying oh he didn’t fight anybody but relax, next year we stepping up competition. Y’all are just so impatient.”
Gabriel Rosado On Controversial Daniel Jacobs Loss: “I Won The Fight, That Man Didn’t Do Nothing To Me”
By: Hans Themistode
Things got pretty confusing following the end of Gabriel Rosado vs Daniel Jacobs this past weekend. After witnessing what many believed was a close decision win for Rosado, he was left incredulous when the judges gave the split decision nod to Jacobs instead.
What made things truly confusing is when the announcer stated “from Philadelphia,” before saying the name Daniel Jacobs. The problem is that Rosado is from Philadelphia, not Jacobs. It may have been a simple mistake that was quickly fixed, but for Rosado, he believes they got it right the first.
“They said from Philadelphia and I raised my hands up and then next you know he won,” said Rosado following following the loss. “He was even surprised but Yo I felt I won the fight. I surprised him. I outboxed him, out jabbed him, I countered him, I made him miss big shots. That man didn’t do nothing to me.”
According to the official numbers, Rosado’s words don’t exactly ring true. In terms of jabs, Rosado held the edge by only one, 22 to 23. Both men landed the same amount of shots to the body, 78-78 and it was Jacobs who held the small edge in terms of power punches landed, 56-55.
The passive and tentative manner in which both fighters fought was a far cry from how they predicted their contest would go down.
With bad blood written all over this event, Jacobs promised to hurt Rosado for the nonstop trash talking that he had thrown in his direction for years. Rosado also promised fireworks, yet, from the opening bell there was nothing explosive about their contest. Instead of a back and forth slugfest, a slow, lackluster fight took place.
Following their 12 dull rounds, Jacobs admitted to getting caught up in the emotions and tried too hard to knock Rosado out. For Rosado though, that was exactly what he was expecting and Jacobs fell right into his trap.
“I’m a veteran so I let the emotions get to him. I let him get caught up but I fought a disciplined fight, a veteran fight, a world-class fight. This guy went to battle with GGG (Gennadiy Golovkin), this guy went to battle with Canelo Alvarez and I made it look easy”
With the loss to Jacobs representing the 13th of his career, Rosado has won just four of his past 14 fights. That in turn has left him completely clueless as to what he’ll do next.
“I don’t know man. I’m a veteran. I don’t know why they didn’t give me a decision, I thought I won. I put on a boxing lesson.”
Daniel Jacobs vs Gabriel Rosado Full Fight Card Recap
Daniel Jacobs vs Gabriel Rosado
Despite the obvious bad blood between the two, Daniel Jacobs (37-3, 30 KOs) and Gabriel Rosado (25-13-1, 14 KOs) produced a dud last night.
Jacobs, a former two-time middleweight champion, found it difficult letting his hands go. After several rounds of lackluster attack, Jacobs seemingly appeared to be on his way to defeat. Unfortunately for Rosado however, he was left on the wrong end of a controversial split decision loss on the night.
Julius Indongo vs Daniyar Yeleussinov
Former unified super lightweight champion Julius Indongo (23-3, 12 KOs) was simply no match for the highly touted Daniyar Yeleussinov (10-0, 6 KOs). After hitting the deck in the opening round, Indongo found himself on the canvas again, this time for good.
For Yeleussinov, it was the most high profile win of his short career. Now, the 29 year old eyes a world title eliminator.
Nikita Ababiy vs Brandon Maddox
Brooklyn, New York’s Nikita Ababiy (10-0, 6 KOs) had a surprisingly difficult time against journeymen Brandon Maddox (7-4-1, 4 KOs). The 22 year old middleweight prospect found the reach and activity of Maddox difficult to deal with early on.
With that being said, Ababiy slowly chipped away and was reward with his efforts at the end of six rounds with a unanimous decision victory.
Emmanuel Tagoe vs Mason Menard
The once beaten Emmanuel Tagoe (32-1, 15 KOs) made it 31 straight wins tonight with a win over Mason Menard (36-5, 25 KOs).
Tagoe, 31, had little to no trouble out boxing his veteran foe at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Despite the some what close scorecards, Tagoe dictated the pace and continued his win streak on the night. The final scorecards were as followed: 95-95, 96-94 and 98-92 all in favor of the African native.
Mahammadrasul Majidov vs Sahret Delgado
It was an absolute clinic that was put on display by Mahammadrasul Majidov (3-0, 3 KOs) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
His opponent in Sahret Delgado (8-1, 7 KOs) attempted to box on the outside but simply couldn’t keep his man off him. Majidov barreled forward, ate a few shots in order to land his own but his made his count. As their contest continued, Delgado couldn’t keep up with his opponents pace. In the third round, Majidov landed a hard left right combination which essentially left Delgado out on his feet. Within moments the referee stepped in to call a halt to their contest.
Gabe Rosado On Daniel Jacobs Clash: “I Want To Give Him A Rude Awakening”
By: Hans Themistode
Former middleweight titlist Daniel Jacobs has always expressed a desire to win another world title in now his second weight class. Matchups against current champions such as Billy Joe Saunders, Caleb Plant and David Benavidez are exactly what he intends on pursuing. But before he sets his eyes on any of those aforementioned champions, Jacobs must first get past fringe contender Gabriel Rosado this Friday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Although the New York native has said that he is fully focused on Rosado, the Philadelphia product isn’t buying it. Whether Jacobs admits it or not, Rosado can sense how dismissive he is as a threat.
Regardless of Jacobs using Rosado as more of a stepping stone as opposed to a legitimate challenger, the 34-year-old is simply fixated on giving Jacobs hell in just a few more days.
“My job is to give him a rude awakening,” said Rosado during a recent zoom interview. “I’m not going to fight him like a challenger, I’m in this to win it. I don’t want to just make it to the 12th round, I’m in it to win it. If I don’t get a knockout then I want to win it on the scorecards decisively. I want to give him a rude awakening and just let him know that you thought this was just a tune-up fight but you’re in a real fight now.”
With one glance at his record, it’s easy to dismiss Rosado’s chances come fight night. The 34-year-old has fought some of the very best in all of boxing, yet, he has seldom been rewarded for the risks he’s taken. Outside of his well known brawls against current IBF middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin and former belt holder Peter Quillin, Rosado (25-12-1, 14 KOs) has also fallen short against relative unknowns such as Derek Ennis, Joshua Onyango and Chris Gray.
During a three year stretch which began in 2013, the 34-year-old Rosado failed to register a single win despite stepping into the ring five times during that span.
It’s his heavily skewed record along with his failures at the championship level that has led him to believe that Jacobs has let his guard down. But with the end of his career racing towards him, Rosado believes he’s ready to take full advantage of a more relaxed Jacobs.
“I think sometimes you get caught up feeling yourself too much. You don’t put in the work that you think you’re putting in and you think you’re going hard but you’re really not. That’s just how I read Dan right now. I think he’s in a situation where he’s feeling himself and he’s looking past me. I been there before so I understand that. At this point in my career, I can’t afford to make any errors.”
Daniel Jacobs And Gabriel Rosado Agree To Terms For November 27th Contest
By: Hans Themistode
During a heated confrontation last year, former middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs nearly came to blows with Gabriel Rosado. The fringe contender has long wanted to get his hands on Jacobs but the former belt holder simply laughed whenever a matchup between them was discussed.
“You will never step foot in the ring with me because you don’t deserve it,” said Jacobs to Rosado during their argument. “I get nothing out of fighting you.”
Fast forward one year later, and it appears Rosado will get his wish after all.
Both Jacobs and Rosado have come to terms for a showdown that will take place on November 27th on DAZN at 168 pounds. For as much as the Philadelphia native is thrilled to have a big profile fight, he was really last on the list for DAZN executives. Originally, the streaming company was hoping to match Jacobs with John Ryder, but once things fell through on that bout, they were forced to settle on Rosado.
For the 34 year old, he’s made a career out of facing the best of the best. And because of his willingness to do so, his record has suffered in a big way as his loss column continues to pile up. With four victories in his last 13 fights, wins are becoming extremely hard to come by for the Philadelphia native. With that being said, he did pick up a fairly dominant win in his last ring appearance against the unheralded Humberto Ochoa.
As for Jacobs, he’s made a career out of facing stiff competition as well, but seldom does he ever come up short in those moments. After coming out on the losing end against Gennadiy Golovkin in 2017, Jacobs strung together three straight victories. The latter resulting in the IBF middleweight championship.
His title reign was immediately truncated however, as he loss a close but clear decision at the hands of Canelo Alvarez at the half way mark of 2019. He’s since bounced back though, beating the living daylights out of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to the tune of a fifth round stoppage win late last year.
Daniel Jacobs Admits Gabe Rosado: “Been Annoying The Hell Out of Me”
By: Hans Themistode
The options are seemingly endless for former Middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs.
After a competitive loss to Canelo Alvarez in September of 2019, Jacobs ditched the 160 pound division and opted for comfortability at 168. The results so far have been exactly what he was hoping for as he stopped Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in the fifth round of their contest in December of 2019.
Now that Jacobs has gotten his feet wet, he’s looking to jump into the deep end. But before he does, he is contemplating taking on a lesser name in the division.
“As far as right now, it’s this little, little weasel that is in my little spine and that I can’t get out,” Jacobs told Hearn during an Instagram Live interview. “And his name is Gabe Rosado. He’s been annoying the hell out of me. Lord have mercy, this guy, man. So, I don’t know.”
For Rosado, he’s had himself a tough road over the past few years. You can easily make the argument that he’s fought the stiffest competition of just about anyone. Bouts with Alfredo Angulo, Gennadiy Golovkin, Peter Quillin, Jermell Charlo and Willie Monroe Jr proves that point.
With no big name fighters looking in the direction of Rosado, mostly because of his 12 losses, he’s resorted to trash talk. During the past year, Rosado has called out Jacobs at every turn. It isn’t exactly surprising considering Rosado doesn’t seem to like anyone in or around his weight class. But his war of words has gotten the attention of Jacobs.
Call it just business. That’s usually all it is. But Jacobs has other ideas.
“I just think it’s a little envy and it’s a little jealousy,” Jacobs said. “You know, I remember him saying something as far as when I was commentating, trying to say I’m trying to be a fake Andre Ward. But I’m a versatile man. I can do many things. You know, and I think that because he’s a gatekeeper. I think, you know, it doesn’t sit well with him because we all came up together. And for me to surpass him the way that I am and the way that his career has gone, he has to go other routes to get a fight.”
“And what fans don’t understand, you know, we all wanna do it for the fans, as far as picking the best fights. But sometimes there’s the personal fights that you wanna be able to get out. And it’s gonna make a good fight as well. So for me, I’m just looking at this fight, you know, like lamb chops right now, cuz he’s food.”