Two months after scoring the biggest win of his lengthy professional career, Gabriel Rosado has revealed on Instagram that he’s “in talks” with Golden Boy to face former super welterweight champion Jaime Munguia this fall.
After years of stubbornly refusing to fade away, “King” Rosado (26-13-1. 15 KO) has catapulted himself into contention after two impressive efforts. Following a controversial split decision loss to Daniel Jacobs last November, he signed to face Bektemir Melikuziev, one of the most promising and destructive prospects in the game. “Bek the Bully” dropped the historically durable Rosado in the first round and looked poised for an early finish, only for Rosado to annihilate him in the third with a Knockout of the Year-frontrunner right hand.
And he did all that eight pounds above his ideal weight, which he’d presumably return to for a crack at Munguia (37-0, 30 KO). The 24-year-old is 3-0 with three finishes since vacating his super welterweight title and moving up, most recently battering Kamil Szeremeta into submission on the same card that saw Rosado beat Melikuziev.
There’s no way a fight between these two doesn’t turn into a brutal war of attrition, so sign me the hell up.