Gabe Rosado Wants to Challenge Demetrius Andrade!
Former world title challenger and perennial junior middleweight and middleweight contender Gabriel “King” Rosado (26-14-1, 15KOs) wants a crack at WBO middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (31-0, 19KOs).
The Philadelphia native has had some hard luck in boxing. One always willing to face the best, he has often been on the wrong side of a decision. In some fights, there are strong cases to make for him being robbed. However, in most instances, he has just been outclassed by the better fighter. In his latest attempt to pickup a big win and remain relevant, he tangled with unbeaten hard-hitting former WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia. While the two fighters slugged it out, providing thrilling action, it was clear that Munguia was the better man.
In the aftermath of the bout, in his post-fight interview, he sounded like a man that was ready to retire. However, with time now passed for him to reflect, he seemingly has the fire lit back in his stomach for one more big fight opportunity. The 35-year-old fighter took to social media to call out Andrade. He tagged the WBO champion’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, pleading his case.
“[Eddie Hearn] let’s make a fire fight! [Demetrius Andrade] got the belt, and I got the fans!!!”Gabriel Rosado via social media
SWING AND A MISS?
Unfortunately for Rosado, this Hail Mary attempt will likely not get him the fight. For one, Andrade has to defend his title against his mandatory Janibek Alimkhanuly (11-0, 7KOs) . Secondly, Rosado has done nothing to warrant a title shot; especially coming off losses in three of his last five fights.
At this point, the best option for Rosado may be for him to hang up the gloves and call it a career. He’s no longer in his prime and while he may be able to still spring an upset here or there, he’s no longer viewed as a legitimate world title contender. However, you can’t blame him for trying to talk to himself into another solid payday and world title opportunity, especially considering it worked for him in the past.
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By: Jerrell Fletcher