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.





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NEW YORK (December 6, 2014) – Tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Gary Shaw Productions Jr. Welterweight sensation and Puerto Rican star, Thomas Dulorme (22-1, 14 KOs) won a hard fought split decision victory against tough Philly fighter Hank Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs).  The bout was televised on HBO BOXING AFTER DARK® as part of a triple header headlined byLemieux vs. Rosado.


Dulorme started off strong landing a powerful right hand on Lundy’s temple, putting him down in round one.  The momentum carried over into the middle rounds as Lundy had no answers for Dulorme’s powerful right hands.  In round six, Lundy came out strong and landed some nice power shots to help him get back in the fight.  Both fighters were giving it their all and Dulorme had to dig deep to keep Lundy at his distance.  Entering the final rounds Lundy was swinging for the fences.  Lundy was desperately trying to land a knockout punch to get him back in the fight, which was being controlled by Dulorme.  Both fighters were tired entering the final round but Thomas used his height and reach to avoid any dangerous shots to keep his lead intact.  Scorecards read 96-93 for Lundy and 96-93 and 97-92 for Dulorme who won by split decision.  With the win Dulorme retains his NABFtitle.


“I knew this was going to be a tough fight because Lundy is a very determined fighter,” said Dulorme. “But I was in great shape and Robert Garcia, my trainer, gave me great advice in the corner.  I wasn’t going to let anything get in the way of me winning this fight.  My promoter Gary Shaw, whom I’m very thankful to, told me that there are some big fights lined up for me in 2015.  I’m very excited about my future and I want to thank Gary Shaw and HBO for this opportunity.  This win was for me people back in Puerto Rico.”


“At this level there are no easy fights and Dulorme showed he has what it takes to become a champion.” said Gary Shaw. “He had to really dig deep to come out on top and that’s what champions do.  I applaud Dulorme for his performance and I’ll be looking to get him into another big fight in 2015, where I believe he will become a world champion.  Evenly matched fights is what makes boxing great and I want to thank HBO for giving the fans a great match.”

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