ANAHEIM – Jaime Munguia and Gabriel Rosado found by themselves in their acquainted spots Saturday evening.
Munguia has said he is keen to encounter the entire world titleholders of the middleweight division, when Rosado has paid out his dues facing some of the most effective fighters at 160 and 168 kilos.
A thing experienced to give: Would Munguia confirm he belongs amongst the elite fighters at 160 pounds who is worthy of a environment title shot or would Rosado yet again show to perform the function of spoiler as he did in his prior battle?
That could be up for debate as Munguia overcame rough stretches towards Rosado to earn by unanimous final decision
With the victory, Munguia increases to 38-, 30 KOs.
Munguia, who resides in Tijuana, Mexico, was coming off an remarkable acquire in his preceding battle on June 19, stopping previous planet title challenger Kamil Szeremeta after round 6. He entered the Rosado struggle getting gained his earlier four fights by knockout.
Rosado gained the possibility to confront Munguia by scoring a spotlight-reel knockout over tricky-hitting Bektemir Melikuzievon the exact card Munguia fought on. In his earlier struggle on November 27 of last year, Rosado shed a break up-selection to former globe middleweight titleholder Daniel Jacobs.
Munguia gained the 1st three rounds of the fight by being the far more-energetic and additional-correct fighter, connecting with correct arms to the head of Rosado.
Halfway through round 4, Rosado shocked Munguia with a proper to the head. Rosado followed up, but Munguia battled back again, giving way to a back again-and-forth trade that introduced the professional-Munguia group at the Honda Center to their toes.
Both equally experienced their times in spherical 5, but Rosado all over again rallied all over again in spherical 6. Times later on, Rosado grabbed onto Munguia, with each getting rid of their balance and falling down onto the canvas. Referee Jack Reiss correctly dominated it a slip on equally fighters.
Rosado uncovered achievements connecting with direct or counter right arms to the head of Munguia, who also landed his share of straight or overhand correct palms to Rosado’s head. Rosado performed it off on one event, punching himself in the chin as if to say Munguia’s punches did not hurt him.
The close of spherical 9 saw strange situations that involved Rosado. Times right before the conclusion of the spherical, referee Jack Reiss stepped in in between both fighters, probable because of to contemplating the round was in excess of. Reiss admonished Rosado for throwing punches, but Rosado claimed he never ever listened to a bell seem to end the spherical, even bringing coach Freddie Roach into the ring.
“Notify Gabriel to knock it off or I’ll consider a position away,” was what Reiss yelled at Roach.
There was a transient stoppage just after the finish of spherical 9 just after a defect in Rosado’s suitable glove was discovered, prompting an instant switch in a brand new glove.
Rosado rallied in spherical 10, yet again landing a collection of appropriate fingers to the head. A round later, Munguia stunned Rosado with an overhand appropriate that prompted Rosado to keep on. Both equally fighters had their moments during the remaining two rounds. Rosado pressed the action in spherical 12, but Munguia experienced more than enough rounds banked to receive the final decision acquire.
Munguia hopes a globe title fight can choose area future calendar year, such as a shot at Gennadiy Golovkin, who will face Ryoto Murata on December 29.
“Rosado was a solid fighter with a great deal of experience,” mentioned Munguia, who is co-promoted by Golden Boy and Zanfer Promotions. “He took a lot of punches well. I had to make adjustments in the fight.
“We are waiting around for a environment title shot or an elimination shot in the coming yr. (A struggle with Golovkin) would be extremely great. The general public would really like that just one. I’d really like it.”
Rosado, who resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, drops to 26-14-1, 15 KOs.
Francisco A. Salazar has prepared for BoxingScene given that September 2012 and has lined boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco also addresses boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He can be reached by electronic mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing