Gabriel Rosado Talks New Trainer, Who’s A Side, Controversial Losses

Gabriel Rosado, headlining Barclays Center on Dec. 6, took part on a Monday conference call to hype the middleweight scrap against Canadian David Lemieux, which pits two rugged rumblers in a “someone is certain to hit the deck” tussle.

Rosado, termed a “throwback fighter” by Robert Diaz, the Golden Boy matchmaker who helmed the call, is coming off a win in a BKB bout. Exciting scrapper Lemieux has the looks and the pop to rise in the ranks, and we shall see if he can get past the North Philly fighter who has relocated to LA, to get some new insights from a new trainer.

Rosado talked about switching trainers, as he went from Billy Briscoe, to Jesse Reid. Ten years with Briscoe was great, but Rosado said they peaked together. He said “it was difficult” parting with Briscoe, but they are like family, so they parted ways on great terms. “He just wants me to be better,” the fighter said.

Rosado spoke about having lost a bunch of bouts. He said he’s lost controversial decisions, and he thinks the fans know that, for example, he beat J’Leon Love…and that he had Peter Quillin on his heels when he got stopped on a cut. He says Gennady Golovkin was really the only one who bit him decidedly at 160. “You can’t fool the fans,” he stated, pointing out that he doesn’t think Lemieux should be considered the favorite in this tussle.

The fighter said he’s not insulted by any disses, from people thinking Lemieux has the much higher upside. Lemieux has the NABF title, so Rosado gets it that he gets A-side love.

Diaz thinks this bout isn’t a crossroads fight, that this will be back and forth rumble, and neither guy has to be scrap-heaped if they lose. “I expect fireworks, and I am very excited about this fight,” the matchmaker said.

Rosado told us that he thinks fans relate to him because he’s blue collar, didn’t have a big backer coming up, and thus, he’s humble, and relatable. If he uses his experience, and sticks to the game plan, he should get the W, he said, because Lemieux hasn’t fought the level of foes he has. No, he doesn’t see this as “must win,” as he has that mentality for every fight…but he has a new focus, is more disciplined…so that should pay immense dividends. “I kinda see the big picture…this fight gets me in a position to get a world title,” he said.

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COMMENTS

-Gabrielito :

Neither is an "A" side in this fight, which makes it a great matchup. Rosado looked sharp beating Bryan Vera regardless of the format, and should do the same to the Canadian kid whose name is too hard to spell. Lemmy may want to fight at 154 after this one.


-Froggy :

Neither is an "A" side in this fight, which makes it a great matchup. Rosado looked sharp beating Bryan Vera regardless of the format, and should do the same to the Canadian kid whose name is too hard to spell. Lemmy may want to fight at 154 after this one.
Steve Molitor was called "the Canadian Kid" ! Since I am Canadian I will go with my home boy Lemieux, I think thats how you spell it !


-Gabrielito :

Froggy it's a pick em fight, should be a hoot. Rosado is way bigger than Lemmy however.


-Froggy :

Froggy it's a pick em fight, should be a hoot. Rosado is way bigger than Lemmy however.
Sounds good, I didn't realize the difference in size, just hope it's a good fight !


-kenhissner :

Jesse Reid is as good a trainer as anyone in the business in this writers opinion. Besides that he is a man's man and one willing to listen and not do a lot of bragging like too many other trainers in this business. His son is a good assistant and Gabe Rosado becoming a complete offensive fighter instead of a part time boxer, part time fighter in the same fight for a change. Gabe never seemed to look comfortable whether he was in with Pooh Ennis or Peter Quillin. At the post conference I told Quillin that Rosado "deserves a re-match". He would have that WBO title that Quillin gave up recently. Passing on a 154 title fight for a "shot" at the best P4P fighter in boxing in my opinion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin may have fattened his bank account but it sure didn't help from losing enough blood in that one to prevent several people cleaning up his blood afterwards in the ring. I'm glad he admitted to losing that one. He did half half around of backing up GGG but otherwise it was survival like all of GGG's opponents go into once they are hit.


-The Commish :

Jesse Reid is as good a trainer as anyone in the business in this writers opinion. Besides that he is a man's man and one willing to listen and not do a lot of bragging like too many other trainers in this business. His son is a good assistant and Gabe Rosado becoming a complete offensive fighter instead of a part time boxer, part time fighter in the same fight for a change. Gabe never seemed to look comfortable whether he was in with Pooh Ennis or Peter Quillin. At the post conference I told Quillin that Rosado "deserves a re-match". He would have that WBO title that Quillin gave up recently. Passing on a 154 title fight for a "shot" at the best P4P fighter in boxing in my opinion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin may have fattened his bank account but it sure didn't help from losing enough blood in that one to prevent several people cleaning up his blood afterwards in the ring. I'm glad he admitted to losing that one. He did half half around of backing up GGG but otherwise it was survival like all of GGG's opponents go into once they are hit.
Jesse Reid is a class act...as well as a great trainer. -Randy G.