Gabriel Rosado vs Maciej Sulecki Preview March 15th
Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will be taking Maciej Sulecki of Poland in his hometown this Friday, March 15th. The 10-round middleweight bout can be seen in North America on DAZN while fans in the UK can catch it on Sky Sports. Rosado last fought in November when he earned a 12-round split decision draw with Luis Arias in a bout for the interim WBO Latino Middleweight Title. Sulecki was last in the ring in November as well when he stopped Jean Michel Hamilcaro in the second round.
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Rosado vs Sulecki Betting Odds
- Gabriel Rosado +603
- Maciej Sulecki -803
The 33-year-old veteran Rosado carries a record of 24-11-1 along with 14 Kos. 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 273 rounds under his belt since then. However, he’s fought most of his pro bouts at the lower weight level of junior middleweight. Rosado isn’t really a powerful puncher as he has a knockout ratio of just 38 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.
He also dropped a split-decision against J’Leon Love, but that bout was changed to a no-contest after Love failed a drug test. Rosado’s lost six of his last 10 bouts, but he’s taken on some pretty tough customers along the way and was competitive against just about all of them. Rosado’s also beaten some good boxers such as Glen Tapia, Sechew Powell, Jesus Soto-Karass, Saul Roman, 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.
As for Sulecki, he’s 29-years-old and hails from Warsaw. He’s entering the contest with a record of 27-0 with 11 Kos to his name. He’s fought 169 rounds since his debut in 2010 and is a former Polish Middleweight and Super Middleweight Champion. He doesn’t have much in the way of power either with just 11 Kos and his current knockout ratio is just 39 per cent. He’s got some good skills though along with a solid chin and has fought between junior middleweight and super middleweight as a pro.
He’s got decent size as he’s 6-feet-1-inch tall with a 68-inch reach which means he’s an inch taller than Rosado, but gives up 3.5 inches in reach. Sulecki’s most memorable bout was his 12-round unanimous decision defeat to former world champion Daniel Jacobs last April. Other than that he’s faced and beaten some solid opponents such as Jack Culcay, Hugo Centeno Jr., Derrick Findley, Darryl Cunningham and Grzegorz Proksa. Sulecki owns a pretty solid chin, but was dropped in the 12th and final round by Jacobs last year.
Sulecki and Rosado aren’t big bangers, but still have enough power to inflict some damage. This fight will likely be a close one and go the distance though and I can see another draw or close decision loss for Rosado.
Sulecki has the better boxing skills.
Play: Sulecki -803 @ BetOnline.ag
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