Gabriel Rosado wanted to move to that “next level”. He hired Jesse Reid as his new trainer for his fight against David Lemieux (32-2, 30 KO’s) on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
It’s been ages since Gabriel Rosado won a fight. The last fight he fought wherein his hands raised was on September 2012 against Charles Whittaker. That was more than two years. Now, can Jesse Reid guide Rosado back to the winning column? This question will be answered on Saturday night and I’m excited.
Rosado dropped his long time trainer Billy Briscoe who trained him for about ten years. But according to Rosado it was “difficult” and that Billy is like family to him.
It was difficult, but the thing is that me and Billy, we’re like family and when I brought it to Billy’s attention, what he told me is he felt that if that’s what I feel that I need to do to progress, he was all in and he said it was fine.
Rosado assured that they parted ways on a good note. “We parted ways on a good note; I spoke with him not so long ago, a couple-probably about last week” says Rosado.
Rosado (21-8, 13 KO’s) is 0-4 from his last four fights. He got two knockout losses against middleweight top guns — Gennady Golovkin and Peter Quillin in 2013. A decision lost also to J’Leon Love that was later overturned. Love found positive for banned diuretics.
Although Rosado has not won since 2012, but he’s always fun and entertaining to watch regardless who is in the opposite corner. Rosado’s always there to fight. He has a heart of a champion. But it is obvious that there should be something that must be improved in order for him to move in that “next level”. On top of that he’s also a bleeder. Cut had kept him away from world title.
I’m excited to see what improvements Reid can incorporate on Rosado’s limited skills and as a fighter in general. Rosado told that he’s having a great camp and he’s ready to roll. “I’m having a great camp; I’m excited about this fight. This is the last week of sparring and I’m just ready to roll” says Rosado.
Jesse Reid is one of the best trainers in the world. He’s trained 25 World Champions and its funny how it just worked out.”
Lamon Brewster, Roger Mayweather, Johnny Tapia, Hector Camacho and Paul Spadafora have trained under Jesse Reid at some point in their careers.