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Quillin vs Rosado: The Animal or The King, Who Wins?

October 24, 2013

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This Saturday, Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall will witness WBO Middleweight Champion Peter “ Kid Chocolate” Quillin (29-0, 21 KO’s) make his second defense against tough contender, Gabriel “ King” Rosado.

After his performances in his last two fights, Quillin has solidified himself as one of the top Middleweights in the world and, besides Gennady Golovkin, the most exciting. Quillin has scored an astonishing ten knockdowns in his last two fights. Six coming in his win against Hassan N’dam N’Jikam to win the WBO Middleweight title, and four coming in his first defense of that title this past April against Fernando Guerrero.

Rosado’s recent fights can be a bit deceiving. Yes, he has suffered two straight losses. One came against quite possibly the best fighter in the division, Gennady Golovkin. Also to his credit he was holding his own throughout the fight, at times landing flush shots on Golovkin. Golovkin’s power did prove to be too much, and the fight was stopped by Rosado’s corner in the seventh round, but Rosado never went down. In his second loss most spectators, including myself, saw him winning against J’Leon Love. On top of that, J’Leon test positive for banned substances, and the loss was turned to a no contest.

With that being said, it is obvious why this fight is so intriguing. Even though Quillin has devastating power in both hands, there is the possibility that Rosado may be able to take that power away. There is the possibility that Rosado, who has shown a higher work rate, will be able to outwork Quillin and possibly pulling an upset.

There are a lot of “if’s” and “maybe’s” that need to turn to certainties for Rosado to win this fight. However, at the end of the day, we all know who the strongest and most talented fighter really is. Quillin has proven that he never gets tired of knocking his opponents down, and if Rosado thinks he can take the amount of punches that he took from Golovkin, he may be out quicker than we think.

Like many boxing experts out there, I see Quillin winning by knockout in the later rounds of the fight. But this is boxing we are talking about! Anything can happen, so we will have to wait and see this Saturday night. Showtime Boxing showing will start at 9 oclock eastern time, so make sure you cancel any pre-planned dates and tune in! This fight can end up being a great Cuba vs Puerto Rico Classic!

Hector “El Torito” Gomez @hector_gomez810

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