Daniel Jacobs vs Gabriel Rosado Preview Nov. 27th
Former IBF and WBA Middleweight Champion Daniel Jacobs of Brownsville, New York will be taking on Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia in a 12-round super-middleweight tilt in Hollywood, Florida this Friday, Nov. 27th. The bout can be seen live in North America on DAZN. Jacobs last fought in December when he halted Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. after the fifth round. Rosado was also in action in December when he beat Humberto Ochoa by a 10-round unanimous decision.
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Jacobs vs Rosado Betting Odds
- Gabriel Rosado +750
- Daniel Jacobs -2000
The 33-year-old Jacobs overcame bone cancer a few years ago and climbs into the ring at 36-3 along with 30 Ko’s. He defended his WBA title four times before running into Gennady Golovkin and losing it by unanimous in March of 2017. Jacobs stopped Caleb Truax in the 12th round in his first title defence in April, 2015 then stopped Sergio Mora in the second round later later that year before stopping Mora for the second time in September, 2016. In between, he stopped Peter Quillin in the first round. Jacobs had won the vacant WBA Title in August, 2014 by stopping Jarrod Fletcher in the fifth round.
His first defeat came at the hands of Dmitry Pirog in July, 2010 when he was stopped in the fifth round during a shot at the vacant WBO Middleweight Crown. His last defeat was by unanimous decision to Canelo Alvarez in May, 2019 in which he lost the IBF Middleweight crown. He had won the vacant title just seven months earlier by beating Sergiy Derevyanchenko by a split decision. Jacobs is known for his boxing skills, speed and power, but his chin may be somewhat questionable after being stopped by Pirog and dropped by Golovkin.
Jacobs stands 6-feet-tall, has a reach of 73 inches and has 174 rounds of experience under his belt since turning pro in 2007. He has an impressive knockout ratio of 77.3 per cent but has gone the distance in five of his last six fights with two of them being losses. Before Chavez quit in his corner in December, Jacobs’ last stoppage victory came in September, 2016 when he halted Sergio Mora in the seventh round. Jacobs has faced several top-ranked opponents so far in his career such as Alvarez, Derevyanchenko, Maciej Sulecki, Pirog, Quillin, Golovkin, Mora and Truax.
The 34-year-old Rosado carries a record of 25-12-1 with 14 Ko’s. Rosado is just shy of 6-feet tall and has a 71.5-inch reach. He has quite a bit of experience as Rosado turned pro in 2006 and has 293 rounds under his belt since then. Like Jacobs, this will be just his second fight in the 168 lb. Super middleweight division after fighting as a middleweight and junior middleweight. Rosado isn’t really a powerful puncher as he has a knockout ratio of just 36 per cent and even though he’s been stopped four times, he still has a pretty solid chin.
Rosado has also taken on the likes of world middleweight champions Peter Quillin and Gennady Golovkin in the past with Quillin stopping him in the 10th round on cuts and Golovkin halting him in seven. Rosado has also been beaten by Alfredo Angulo by second-round TKO, Derek Ennis by 10-round majority decision, Fernando Guerrero by eight-round unanimous decision, Joshua Onyango by eight-round unanimous decision, Chris Gray by six-round unanimous decision, Jermell Charlo by 10-round unanimous decision and David Lemieux by 10th-round stoppage.
His last defeat was a 10-round unanimous decision to Maciej Sulecki in Marc, 2019 in a shot at the vacant WBO International Middleweight Title. He also dropped a split-decision against J’Leon Love, in 2013 but that bout was changed to a no-contest after Love failed a drug test. Rosado’s won just four of his last 13 bouts which included a 12-round draw with Luis Arias in November, 2018 for the interim WBO Latino Middleweight Belt.
There’s no doubt Rosado has taken on numerous tough customers along the way and was competitive against just about all of them. He’s also beaten some good boxers such as Glen Tapia, Sechew Powell, Jesus Soto-Karass, Saul Roman, Joshua Clottey and Kassim Ouma. Rosado is a tough customer, but doesn’t have much power and that’s why he’s usually fallen short when stepping up in class. He has a lot of energy and heart and that’s what makes him a fan-friendly boxer.
Jacobs and Rosado don’t really like each other and that gives this fight a bit of an edge. There’s no doubt Rosado will give it his all and should have some good moments. However, while he’ll be competitive I think he’ll fall short once again when stepping up in class. He’ll need to deal with Jacobs’ speed and power and doesn’t have enough power himself to discourage Jacobs from taking chances. Basically, Jacobs has the edge in both a boxing match and a slugfest and should have his hand raised in victory.
Jacobs is a class above Rosado and should prove it.
Play: Jacobs -2000 @ BetOnline.ag
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