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Gadwin Rosa and George Acosta faceoff on May 7 – The Ring


Gadwin Rosa will face George Acosta on Might 7, All Star Boxing introduced Monday afternoon.

The ten-round junior light-weight bout will happen on the Osceola Heritage Park Occasions Heart in Kissimmee, Florida, and can headline a Boxeo Telemundo telecast (Telemundo, 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT).

The Rosa-Acosta bout is an intriguing conflict between prospects with the winner taking a step ahead at 130.

“We’re completely satisfied to kick off our Boxeo Telemundo spring collection with an excellent combat,” mentioned Felix Zabala, the president of All Star Boxing. “We’ve two younger, hungry fighters trying to show they belong on the subsequent stage and that can deliver out the very best in (one another).”

Rosa (11-1, 9 knockouts) is initially from Puerto Rico and now resides in close by Ocala, Florida. He has not fought since October 2019, when he stopped journeyman Danny Flores in Spherical 2. The combat passed off nearly six months after Rosa suffered his first loss by the hands of Sulaiman Segawa (L 8).

“I’m grateful for the chance to combat in Kissimmee, (which is) so near my dwelling, and on Boxeo Telemundo,” mentioned Rosa, who’s managed by Melvin Rosa. “Once I was a child, folks nicknamed me ‘El Abayarde’ as a result of, like a hearth ant, after they chunk, they burn. In my case, once I hit, I damage my opponents.”

Acosta (11-1, 1 KO) resides within the Los Angeles suburb of Whittier. On Sunday, he defeated late-sub Edgar Ramirez by resolution over six one-sided rounds. Acosta has gained his final 4 bouts since shedding by resolution to light-weight prospect Ruben Torres in Might 2019.

The 24-year-old is just not anxious in regards to the fast turnaround, glad he was capable of get some rounds in earlier than preventing Rosa.

“Once we acquired the decision to combat on Telemundo, we acquired excited however didn’t need to get forward of ourselves,” mentioned Acosta, who’s educated and managed by Danny Zamora. “I’m now able to face Gadwin Rosa on Might 7. We’ll take pleasure in my victory and be again within the health club Monday getting ready for my combat.”

The combat may also mark the primary of 4 consecutive Friday night time All Star Boxing playing cards that can make up this 12 months’s spring season on the Spanish-speaking community.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October of 2013 and has coated boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper. He may be reached by electronic mail at [email protected] or on Twitter @FsalazarBoxing.


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