ROSADO VS. LEMIEUX & LUNDY VS. DULORME RESULTS
By Eliezer Garcia, RCM NY/NJ Boxing Correspondent- Ringside
Brooklyn, NY (December 7th, 2014)– The main event of the night was for the NABF Middleweight title between “King” Gabriel Rosado (21-8) and David Lemieux (32-2).
The main even turned out to be exactly what people expected, a complete shootout. David Lemieux made his Brooklyn Debut as he took on local favorite Gabriel Rosado. This NABF Middleweight 12 rounder brought in attendance 6,532 fans to the Barclay center. Lemieux suffered a knock out loss to Marc Antonio Rubio, but on this night it was clear he wanted to make a statement in the division.
Many at ringside felt round 4 can be candidate of the year, as both fighters went back and forth. It became a brawl in favor of Rosado, where he had his most successful round of the night..
Gabriel Rosado had his game faced on the entire fight despite the fact his usual swelling around his eyes. The Philadelphia warrior forced Lemiux to fight harder. Rosado had a lot of success when he was using the jab and his reach, but unfortunately, Lemieux found his way to the inside . The doctor saw enough of the damage in Rosado’s eye and stopped the fight in the 10th.
Rosado showed tremendous heart on this night. Although things didn’t go well for him he still won the heart of the fans and the respect.
“I got hit over my eye and I saw three of him in the ring, I tried my best to continue fighting” said Rosado
The Middleweight is becoming the most exciting division in the sport. Guys like Peter Quillin, GGG, Miguel Cotto are potenial fights for David Lemiuex. Most likely we will probably get a Lemiuex vs. Golovkin fight since they both are now with HBO. There is no Doubt 2015 will be an even more exciting year for the middleweight division.
“ I don’t care about triple GGG, I don’t care about these guys I am willing to fight anyone in the division. I would love to fight Kid Chocolate here in Brooklyn. You Guys want these fights, I’ll give them to you” said Lemieux.
The next bout of the night was between Huge Centeno Jr. (21-0) and James De La Rosa (23-2) in the middleweight division. Centeno was taller and longer than De La Rosa, and used that reach to effectively drop De La Rosa with a sharp jab in the first round.
Centeno continued to use his jab in the second round and fired it to the head and body of De La Rosa. De La Rosa seemed unable to solve the length and reach advantage of Centeno and got tagged several times with the check left hook by Centeno.
De La Rosa was short with his punches in the third round while Centeno was connecting with his over the top right. De La Rosa was doing better at finding his range in the fourth round, but it was Centeno was still outboxing his opponent.
The end came at 2:20 of the fifth round when Centeno ducked under a jab from De La Rosa and landed a picture perfect straight left hand to the chin of De La Rosa that caused him to fall to the mat face first. The referee immediately waived off the fight as soon as De La Rosa hit the mat.