Boss Lady Promoter Marilyn Rosa Interview: Taking Connecticut By Storm
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
In a Real Combat Media interview exclusive, Boss Lady Promotions CEO Marilyn Rosa, also the mother of super bantamweight prospect Luis Rosa, talked about her new venture into boxing promotion, and her desire to become Connecticut’s top boxing promoter, and her drive to become one of the top female boxing promoters.
Real Combat Media: “Marilyn, is this your first boxing promotion? Your son, 18-0 super bantamweight contender Luis Rosa Jr., headlines the card.”
Marilyn Rosa: “This is my first card.”
Real Combat Media: “When did you get your start in boxing?”
Marilyn Rosa: “I’ve been in boxing for most of my life. My uncle, Jose Haddock, boxed as an amateur. I went to the gym with him as a child. A couple of years later I met my husband, Luis Rosa Sr., who was also an amateur and professional boxer. My son, Luis Rosa Jr., fell in love with boxing and it kind of stayed.”
Reader’s Note: Former pro boxer Luis Rosa Sr. trains his son Luis Rosa Jr.
Real Combat Media: Do you have a long term deal with Mohegan Sun? What are your plans?
Marilyn Rosa: “My plans are to take over promoting in Connecticut. I’m here for the long run. Bringing it back to Connecticut. For the most part most of the casinos have a lot of shows. We are starting (off promoting our first boxing show) in the casinos, but we (Boss Lady Promotions) will be branching out to other locations in the state in the near future.”
Real Combat Media: “How many shows do you want to do a year?”
Marilyn Rosa: “We want to put together a minimum of six boxing shows, and we’ll see where it goes.”
Real Combat Media: “Why Mohegan Sun for your first boxing show?”
Marilyn Rosa: “They were accommodating to us in a lot of ways, so we said why not? Mohegan Sun seems to work for everything we were looking for so I’m actually very happy we went here for our first boxing show.”
Real Combat Media: “Best of success this evening with your first boxing promotion, and best wishes for success for your son Luis Rosa Jr. in the main event from Real Combat Media.”