Gabriel Rosado is a bleeder. He easily gets cut in a fight that keeps him away from the world title.
It’s very frustrating for a fighter if he is stop to fight because of a cut. It becomes more frustrating especially if he still feels that he can still continue to fight, but the referee and ringside physician says he can’t.
This is what Gabriel Rosado felt after he was stopped by the ring physician in his fight with undefeated Peter Quillin for the WBO middleweight title.
Rosado pleaded to referee Allan Huggins and ringside physician not to stop the fight. And that he is able to continue. This is the second time Rosado was stopped due to cut out of his last three fights. And the sad thing, these were all world middleweight title fights.
Although it’s not the ringside physician who stopped Rosado — it’s actually his corner — against Gennady Golovkin in January, but then again the main reason is due to cut he sustained on the course of the fight.
Rosado was still fighting and was very game against Golovkin but he took a lot of beating. Rosado didn’t bother to protest although he expressed suspicion on Golovkins gloves lately.
Against Guillen last Saturday, Rosado out of disappointment screamed at the Showtime commentary team saying that the decision was “bullshit” and he ask for a rematch.
Vitali Klitschko was in the same frustration when he was also stopped in Round 6 against Lennox Lewis, due to a cut, for the heavyweight world title in June 2003.
I think Rosado need to work more on his defense and avoid getting hit more in the face or simply start knocking out opponent early.