Jermell Charlo vs Jeison Rosario Preview Sept. 26th
WBC World Jr. Middleweight Champion Jermell Charlo of Richmond, Texas will be taking on IBF and WBA Champ Jeison Rosario of the Dominican Republic at Uncasville, Connecticut this Saturday, Sept.26th The 12-round bout can be seen live in the UK and America on pay-per-view. Rosario stopped Julian Williams in the fifth-round for his titles the last time out in January while Charlo regained his belt with an 11th-round stoppage over Tony Harrison in December after Harrison lifted it a year earlier via controversial unanimous decision. Charlo originally won the vacant title in May, 2016 when he stopped John Jackson in the eighth round and lost it to Harrison in his fourth defence.
Charlo vs Rosario Betting Odds
Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook BetOnline.ag (full review here).
- Jeison Rosario +280
- Jermell Charlo -350
The 30-year-old Charlo will climb into the ring with an impressive record of 33-1 with 16 Kos. He stands 5-feet-11-inches tall and has a reach of 73 inches. He turned pro back in 2007 and has boxed 226 rounds since then. Charlo doesn’t have as much power as his twin brother Jermall as his current knockout ratio is 50 percent. But one of the reasons for this could be the better grade of opponent he’s faced up to now such as Harrison, Austin Trout, John Jackson, Joachim Alcine, Vanes Martirosyan, Gabriel Rosado, Demetrius Hopkins, Harry Joe Yorgey, Charles Hatley and Erickson Lubin.
Charlo typically relies on his slick boxing skills to win fights but has enough power to stop a foe with an accumulation of well-placed and timed punches, which is what he did with former world champ Alcine. Although he has fine skills, Charlo isn’t always an overly-exciting boxer to watch. Up until meeting Harrison he was just a little too good for the opposition and the bouts didn’t result in much action or drama.
The 25-year-old Rosario took the IBF and WBA Jr. Middleweight Titles from Julian ‘ J Rock’ Williams during William’s first defence after he beat Jarret Hurd for them by unanimous decision. Rosario’s mark is 20-1-1 with 14 Kos with his lone defeat coming at the hands of Nathaniel Gallimore by way of sixth-round TKO in April of 2017. His draw was a six-round affair with Mark Anthony Hernandez in February of 2018. Rosario turned pro in 2013 and has 91 rounds of experience under his belt. He’s got pretty good power in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 63.6 per cent.
At 5-feet-11-inches tall with a 70-inch reach, Rosario is the same height as Charlo but gives up three inches in reach. Until beating Williams, Rosario’s toughest opponents had been Gallimore, Mark Anthony Hernandez, Jorge Cota, Juan Rodriguez, Jamontay Clark, Justin DeLoach and Salim Larbi. Rosario won the vacant Dominican Republic Welterweight Title with a second-round TKO over Jose Vidal Soto in 2014 and the vacant WBA Fedecaribe Super Welterweight Belt with a third-round stoppage of Euri Gonzalez in 2015.
Rosario looked great against Williams when stepping up in class but could find the going a little more difficult with Charlo. This fight’s for all the marbles in the division as far as major titles are concerned and both should be well prepared. Rosario’s a good-looking prospect with boxing skills and power but I’m expecting Charlo to take his belts on Saturday night.
A close fight, but Charlo has the edge in experience.
Play Charlo -350 @ BetOnline.ag
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