Philly's Rosado eyes world title
PHILADELPHIAN Gabriel Rosado will try to become a world champion tomorrow night.
Rosado, 27, will challenge undefeated champion Peter Quillin in a WBO middleweight title fight as part of the Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat card at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall.
Rosado is 21-6-0, with 13 KOs. Quillin, 30, of Brooklyn, N.Y., is 29-0 with 21 knockouts.
Rosado has a loss and a no-decision in his last two fights. He lost by TKO to Gennady Golovkin on Jan. 19. In his last fight, on May 4, he lost a split decision to J'Leon Love but the decision was overturned because Love tested positive for a banned diuretic, according to Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer.
"I have a lot of people that have shown me love faithfully since the beginning, so what I do is buy 50 tickets and give them to those who have been there supporting me along the way," Rosado said at a media availability yesterday in Atlantic City.
"I know I will have a lot of opportunities to take advantage of Quillin in the ring because not only did I study him in his past fight but I also studied my past fight and looked for ways to improve my fight.
"It's going to be a great fight . . . It's about who is the smarter guy."