Will Ali Akhmedov Bookend Gabriel Rosado’s Career?

Will Akhmedov Retire Gabe Rosado?

Gabriel Rosado and Ali Akhmedov pose to promote their fight
Gabriel Rosado and Ali Akhmedov pose to promote their fight | Credit: Getty Images

A Victorious Ali Akhmedov Could Push Gabriel Rosado into Retirement


On September 17, #6 (IBF) super middleweight contender Ali Akhmedov (18-1, 14KOs) will look to continue his winning ways. Akhmedov will take on battle-tested world title challenger Gabriel Rosado (26-15-1, 15KOs). Akhmedov is 2-0 since being stopped in the twelfth round against Carlos Gongora in December of 2020. He’ll be looking to stay on course of getting a world title opportunity.

Conversely, Rosado is simply looking to pick up a much-needed victory to preserve the little life he has remaining in his career. The Philly native is 2-4 in his last six fights. His most recent loss came by decision to former 154-pound champion Jaime Munguia. Other previous defeats were serviced by former 160-pound champion Daniel Jacobs, middleweight contender Maciej Sulecki and fringe contender Shane Mosley Jr. For his wins, Rosado was able to pull off a major upset in 2021. He stopped highly touted super middleweight prospect Bektemir Melikuziev in three rounds.

The 36-year-old Rosado is extremely ripe for the picking. This bout presents Akhmedov a chance to close the chapter on Rosado’s highly entertaining career. The tough veteran has faced a Who’s Who of top guys champions, contenders, and prospects in his career. However, Akhmedov is a very dangerous and talented fighter with a lot of power. This has the makings to be a painful exit for one of boxing’s toughest fighters of the last decade.

By: Jerrell Fletcher

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