Peter Quillin vs Gabriel Rosado Preview October 26
Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey will be the site of the WBO Middleweight Title showdown between undefeated champion Peter Quillin and Gabriel Rosado this Saturday, October 26. The bout is on the undercard of the Bernard Hopkins vs Karo Murat light heavyweight title tilt and can be seen on Showtime in the USA and Super Channel in Canada. This will be Quillin’s second title defense.
The 30-year-old Quillin of Brooklyn, New York is also known as Kid Chocolate and comes into the bout with a perfect mark of 29-0 along with 21 Kos. He’s going to have his hands full with the experienced Rosado and this bout between the pair of Americans could easily be better than the Hopkins vs Murat main event. The 27-year-old Rosado, who hails from Philadelphia, has a record of 21-6 along with 13 Kos. His last bout was a no contest against J’Leon Love in May which was originally a split-decision loss. However, Love tested positive for a banned substance.
Before that, Rosado was stopped in the seventh round in January by knockout artist and WBA Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin. However, Rosado had a seven-fight winning streak going until then which included stoppages over Jesus Soto Karass and Charles Whitaker. His record may not show it, but Rosado has pretty good power and is an exciting boxer due to his high punch output.
Both the champion and challenger have good boxing skills, but Quillin has the slightly faster hands. Rosado has faced some tough opponents over the years and could actually get the nod in the experience department. Quillin is a bit better defensively and has the edge in power and a sterner chin. However, Rosado is more accurate with his shots and is the more aggressive boxer.
Quillin will try to impose his will over Rosado and will attempt to methodically break him down round by round. But to do this, he’ll have to throw more punches than he’s accustomed to or make sure that every shot is a telling blow. Quillin can be hit and Rosado will need to stay busy to keep the champion at bay by connecting on him whenever he comes within range.
Rosado also needs to make sure his shots are accurate and have a little bit of a sting to them. He doesn’t want to get into a slugfest with Quillin as his chances will drop dramatically. He needs to box and make sure he’s mobile to stay away from the champion’s power punches. If he can land combinations and keep his distance he’ll have a better chance at taking the title.
There’s a good chance that this contest will come down to the chin of Rosado. He doesn’t have a glass jaw, but has been stopped twice so far in his career. It’s doubtful that he has the power to stop Quillin, but at his very best he could win a decision. It should be an entertaining and competitive contest, but the champion will likely catch up with Rosado in the second half of the fight and take a decision or late stoppage to retain his belt.
Sportsbook 5dimes.eu has the latest odds of a Quillin win at -900 and a Rosado victory at +600. Visit 5Dimes.eu to see up to date odds and to bet on this fight. You should also check out our recent boxing betting predictions to see how we’ve done of late capping the fights.