Rosinsky takes on Rodriguez on Friday; Donaire-Narvaez on Saturday; Roberts wants Choi - Prizefighter
Mashantucket, CT/New York, NY - (10/19/2011) - This Friday, October 21st, Queens, New York-native Will "Power" Rosinsky (14-0, 8KO's) will step into the national spotlight and look to put his name amongst boxing's most promising up-and-coming prospects when he takes on highly regarded and top-rated Super Middleweight contender Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez (19-0, 14KO's). Rodriguez-Rosinsky is the main event bout of the evening on DiBella Entertainment's "Octoberfist: Fight Night Done Right", at the beautiful MGM Grand at Foxwoods. The show, which will be televised live on ShoBox: The New Generation, will also feature rising junior welterweight contender Gabriel "Tito" Bracero (17-0, 3KO's) taking on Daniel Sostre (11-4-1, 4KO's) for the vacant NABF title. Both bouts are scheduled for 10 rounds and will be televised live on SHOWTIME® beginning at 11PM ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).
Article posted on 19.10.2011
Rosinsky was a decorated amateur, winning the New York Golden Gloves four times, as well as the 2005 United States Amateur Championship at light heavyweight, before successfully turning pro in 2008 with a first-round TKO over Valetine Fortanelly.
Rosinsky has been featured on DiBella's Broadway Boxing series a number of times, but the bout against Rodriguez will be his first in the national spotlight. Fighting on SHOWTIME, against one of boxing's hottest up-and-coming prospects might get some fighter's nerves going, but with just one week left until the fight, Rosinsky seems as cool and confident as can be.
"Training camp for this fight has been better than great," said Rosinsky, who trains at the New Legend Boxing Club in Ozone Park, Queens. "I know Edwin from coming up in the amateurs and he is a good guy, but this is a business and unfortunately for him this is a fight I had to take to better my career."
Many of boxing insiders have Rosinsky as an underdog coming into the fight, but Rosinsky seems to be fine with the notion.
"There's one reason why people feel that way and it's because they saw more of Edwin. He's been in the spotlight a little more than me in the pros, but this will be the fight where people will find out exactly who I am."
Rosinsky knows how important the fight is for his career, as a win would propel him into the world ratings, but for now he is simply concentrated on the task at hand.
"I'm going to fight a smart fight, and execute my game plan. Like I said in the past about this specific fight between Edwin and me, people should be expecting a very good fight. It's two guys that don't know what it feels like to lose. We'll both be trying protect that '0'."
"Octoberfist: Fight Night Done Right" is presented by DiBella Entertainment, The Breast Cancer Charities of America, P3R Publicity, Everlast and Corona. Tickets are priced at $125, $85 and $50, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.foxwoods.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by calling (800) 200-2882. Doors open at 7PM, with the first bout scheduled for 8PM. Showtime will begin live coverage at 11PM ET.
RUNNING ORDER: FRIDAY 21st OCTOBER - YORK HALL, BETHNAL GREEN
YORK HALL, BETHNAL GREEN
FRIDAY 21st OCTOBER, 2011
***LIVE ON BOXNATION (SKY PLATFORM CH.456)***
DOORS OPEN: 18.00 HRS
FIGHT # 1 – 18:15 HRS
4 X 3 Minute Rounds Light-Middleweight Contest
LEE MARKHAM V AARON FOX
FIGHT # 2 – 18:40 HRS
4 X 3 Minute Rounds Lightweight Contest
LIAM SHINKWIN V ROBIN DEAKIN
(Bushey Heath) (Crawley)
FIGHT # 3 – 19:05 HRS
4 X 3 Minute Rounds Light-Welterweight Contest
DANNY DAVIS V MARK McKRAY
1-0-0 2-6-1 (1)
BOX NATION LIVE BROADCAST COMMENCES @ 19:30 HRS
FIGHT # 4 – 19:40 HRS
4 X 3 Minute Rounds Welterweight Contest
BRADLEY SKEETE V STEVE SPENCE
3-0-0 (1) 2-9-2 (1)
FIGHT # 5 – 20:05 HRS
8 X 3 Minute Rounds Light-Welterweight Contest
DEAN BYRNE V TBA
FIGHT # 6 – 20:45 HRS
THE VACANT ENGLISH SUPER-BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
10 X 3 Minute Rounds @ 122 lbs
RYAN WALSH V LIAM RICHARDS
12-0-0 (5) 10-1-0
4 X 3 Minute Rounds Welterweight Contest
JOHNNY GARTON V DANNY DONTCHEV
Pro Debut 4-38-0 (1)
FIGHT # 7 – 21:35 HRS
THE BRITISH CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds @ 200 lbs
ROB NORTON V LEON WILLIAMS
The Champion The Challenger
32-2-2 (19) 8-3-0 (4)
BOX NATION LIVE BROADCAST CONCLUDES @ 22:30 HRS
WBC News" Donaire vs. Narvaez
WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS
October 19, 2011 – Mexico City.
From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:
WBC Bantamweight World Championship
Madison Square Garden, Wamu Theater, New York, New York
October 22, 2011
This will be the 1,903rd fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 49-year history.
TOP RANK INC. PRESENTS:
DONAIRE vs. NARVAEZ
NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE (Philippines)
WBC Bantamweight World Champion
Age, date of birth: 28 (November 16, 1982)
Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
Birthplace: Talibon, Bohol, Philippines
Record: 26-1, 18 KOs
Title fights: 7 (7-0)
Total rounds: 133
Manager: Cameron Dunkin
Promoter: Top Rank, Inc.
OMAR “El Huracán” NARVAEZ (Argentina)
Age, date of birth: 36 (July 10, 1975)
Residence: Trelew, Chubut, Argentina
Birthplace: Trelew, Chuut, Argentina
Record: 35-0-2, 19 KOs
Title fights: 21 (20-0-1)
Total rounds: 300
Manager: Osvaldo Rivero
Promoter: OR Promotions
WBC BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS
1. Eder Jofre (Bra) 1963 - 1965
2. Masahiko Harada (Jap) 1965 - 1968
3. Lionel Rose (Aust) 1968 - 1969
4. Ruben Olivares (Mex) 1969 - 1970
5. Chucho Castillo (Mex) 1970 - 1971
6. Ruben Olivares (Mex) * 1971 - 1972
7. Rafael Herrera (Mex) 1972
8. Enrique Pinder (Pan) 1972
9. Rafael Herrera (Mex) * 1973 - 1974
10. Rodolfo Martinez (Mex) 1974 - 1976
11. Carlos Zarate (Mex) 1976 - 1979
12. Lupe Pintor (Mex) 1979 - 1982
13. Albert Davila (US) 1983 - 1984
14. Daniel Zaragoza (Mex) 1985
15. Miguel Lora (Col) 1985 - 1988
16. Raul Perez (Mex) 1988 - 1991
17. Greg Richardson (US) 1991
18. Joichiro Tatsuyoshi (Jap) 1991 - 1993
19. Victor Rabanales (Mex) (Int.) 1992 - 1993
20. Jungil Byun (Kor) 1993
21. Joichiro Tatsuyoshi (Jap) (Int.)* 1993 - 1994
22. Yasuei Yakushiji (Jap) 1993 - 1995
23. Wayne McCullough (Ire) 1995 - 1996
24. Sirimongkol Singmanassuk (Tha) 1996 - 1997
25. Joichiro Tatsuyoshi (Jap) * 1997 - 1998
26. Veeraphol Nakhonluang (Tha) 1998 - 2005
27. Hozumi Hasegawa (Japan) 2005 - 2010
28. Fernando Montiel (Mexico) 2010 - 2011
29. Nonito Donaire (Phil) 2011 -
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC
25 world champions recognized by the WBC, of whom only three have regained the title: Ruben Olivares (Mexico), Rafael Herrera (Mexico), and Joichiro Tatsuyoshi (Japan) two times.
130 bantamweight world championship bouts have been held in the history of the WBC, 42 of which have taken place in the U.S.A.
WBC TITLE BOUTS HELD IN NEW YORK STATE:
66 WBC world championship bouts have been held in New York state in WBC history.
This will be the first bantamweight world championship bout to be held in New York state in WBC history.
WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.
Rhys Roberts wants Choi scalp in Prizefighter
Manchester prospect hopes York Hall show will put him on the map
Rhys Roberts says that beating Choi in the final of the Prizefighter Featherweights tournament live on Sky Sports 1 and HD1 on Saturday 29 October will put him on the boxing map in Britain.
The 22 year-old completes the line up for the 22nd edition of Matchroom Sport’s revolutionary eight-man, one night event and with just one defeat in his 14 professional fights, the Manchester fighter believes that victory on the night could lead to title shots in 2012.
“I've boxed at a very good level already even though I'm only 22,” said Roberts. “I've had 14 fights and I'm moving through the gears nicely in my career, I get great sparring in the gym with top pros and good amateurs – so I've got nothing to lose taking a shot at winning something as big as this.
“I'd be stupid not to enter Prizefighter, the format is perfect for me and the exposure that you get can open so many doors for young and exciting fighters like me.”
Choi leads the line-up in his second crack at Prizefighter after losing in the semi-finals of the Super-Featherweights in November 2010 and ‘Pure Silk’ Roberts is hoping to take out the Mongolian Warrior in the final to claim the £32,000 winner’s cheque.
“To have a name like Choi on my record would be fantastic and beating him in the final would be a great way to claim the title,” said Roberts. “It's the weight above my usual weight, winning it would prove that I can step up and hurt people at Featherweight too. I've boxed at Featherweight before and I've looked at the opposition and I don't think any of them can get anywhere near me.
“I'm ready to be put on the map and coming off winning Prizefighter will be the catalyst for that. I’m young, fresh and hungry I've got all the tools to go on to do big things in boxing and winning Prizefighter would do me the world of good.
Roberts was keen to dismiss the question marks over past hand injury problems, with the sole defeat of his career coming when he broke his hand in the first round of his fight with Daniel Kodjo Sassou in March.
“There's going to be hiccups in your career,” said Roberts. “I've broken my hand a couple of times – so what? I would have boxed Sassou's ears off if I hadn't got injured and he's a tough, durable guy. But there was no point in me fighting with just one hand and taking a risk so early in my career. I've had great physio to sort it out and it was fine in my last fight (points win over Kristian Laight in July) and continues to be so in sparring too so it's not a concern at all.”
Roberts and Choi are joined in the line-up by Irish Super-Featherweight champion Mickey Coveney, unbeaten pair Lee Glover (6-0 from Tipton) and Troy James (9-0-1 from Coventry), 20 year-old Londoner George Jupp, Liverpool’s Lee Jennings and Slough’s Ian Bailey. The evening will commence with the third Prizefighter Prospect fight featuring north Londoner Andreas Evangelou in his third professional fight, with two wins under his belt to date.
Tickets for Prizefighter Featherweights at York Hall, Bethnal Green in east London on October 29 are available from Matchroom Sport priced £35 unreserved, £60 ringside and £100 VIP – to buy call Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.
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