Gabriel Rosado has had a streak of bad luck in his last three fights. The first loss came at the hands of Gennady Golovkin in January 2013. Rosado started the fight getting beat badly but was able to impress as the fight wore on as a defensive fighter who would eventually be stopped. His second fight of the year may have been even worse as he clearly won against J’Leon Love on one of the biggest Pay Per View (Mayweather) attractions of the year. The decision went against him then was later ruled a no contest when Love failed his post fight drug test. In his last fight, Rosado had a cut that he was fighting through and was doing very well against world champion Peter Quillin but a ringside doctor stopped the fight just as Rosado was coming on strong.
Three fights, three setbacks.
In Rosado’s next fight with Jermell Charlo this Saturday a lot may be on the line. Rosado has had fights on premium networks and despite losses has looked good in the ring so he has not been shunned from appearing on TV but would a loss to an up and coming prospect like Charlo spell the end of that?
Networks will only put up with fighters losing x amount of times before they cut their ties. Rosado may be brought back if things were to take a turn for the worse but as a name opponent for other up and comers. To make the story short, fighters are small fish in a big pond when it comes to networks.
A victory for Rosado would do him some good and it would be nice to see him actually enjoy the victory he rightfully deserves instead of fading into obscurity.