Melikuziev Seeks Revenge On Rosado: “No Mistakes This Time!”

Will Melikuziev Avenge His Sole Defeat Against King Gabe?

Bektemir Melikuziev seeks revenge against Gabe Rosado
Bektemir Melikuziev (L, Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun), Gabe Rosado

Bektemir Melikuziev Gets Craved Revenge Opportunity Against Gabe Rosado

Two years ago, up-and-coming super middleweight fighter Bektemir “Bully” Melikuziev (11-1, 9 KO’s) was a wrecking machine flattening all but one of his opponents to date. Then he was scheduled to face seasoned veteran and boxing throwback “King” Gabriel Rosado (26-16-1, 15 KO’s). Heading into the match, the popular line of thought was that Rosado was a big name being fed to the Uzbekistani pugilist. Once in the ring however, King Gabe pulled a rabbit out of his hat in the form of a devilish left hook that dropped Melikuziev like a hot, heavy skillet.

The true tragedy of the sudden stoppage was the fact that Bully was firmly ahead on the cards. Since that momentum-crushing duel, Melikuziev has collected an additional four victories against easily forgettable opposition. Three of those four have come by way of knockout.

Ironically, in that same amount of time, Rosado has patched together a string of three straight decision losses. With just minimal investigation, it would be revealed that Rosado has not enjoyed back-to-back victories since 2016. In fact, in the last ten years, King Gabe has amassed a rather unappealing record of 5-11-1.


Despite the poor winning record of his upcoming foe, Melikuziev is more focused on Rosado than any other professional boxer. For him, this is not about records, or advancing in the rankings or anything else outside of securing sweet revenge.

“This is the fight I wanted; this is the fight I’ve been asking for and this is the fight that I got on the biggest card. That’s what’s most important to me right now. Whatever happened happened. I am going to talk inside the ring!”

The Uzbekistani boxer knows that he has to stay mindful of his defense but also feels that he is a better competitor due to his costly setback.

“This is boxing. Mistakes were made, a lesson was learned and no mistakes are going to happen this time!”

Bully is saying all the right things ahead of their rematch. Still, nothing will sound genuine until after he proves it in the squared-circle. 3Kings Boxing will be here to report every detail of the fallout!

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