Editorial By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Forget the Tyson Fury versus Deontay Wilder III trilogy bout. Forget the Robert Helenius versus Adam Kownacki rematch. Tomorrow’s big bouts are small change compared to the November 13, 2021 recently scheduled DAZN bloody slugfest extraordinaire between 37-0 Jaime Munguia and nasty world-ranked middleweight contender gatekeeper Gabriel Rosado, whose record does reveal his true abilities. Possibly the fight of the year for 2021.
Munguia, 37-0 with 30 knockouts, Tijuana, Mexico, the former World Boxing Organisation World Super Welterweight champion, and now WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight champion in the higher weight class of 160 pounds, will face Rosado, 26-13-1 with 15 knockouts Los Angeles, California. Rosado is a Rocky Balboa of sorts of the middleweight and super middleweight division, often hot and cold, with mixed results, but more seasoned against superior opposition. This will be a fight to the death, and this reporter predicts Rosado will stop or knock out Munguia, much like Adrian Granados took out Amir Imam in November 2015. Munguia is more seasoned than Imam, but Munguia is not experienced against the likes of Canelo, Daniel Jacobs or GGG. Rosado has been in with Jacobs, Martin Murray, Willie Monroe Jr., Joshua Clottey, David Lemieux, Jermell Charlo, Gennady Golovkin, Peter Quillin and more in their middleweight prime, making Rosado a boxing emotional cross something between Bennie Briscoe and Jesus Soto Karass, higher than a divisional gatekeeper. Rosado has actually beaten Clottey, Karass, and more. Munguia is not in for a tune up or a walk in the park. Rado will go for broke trying to win.
Rosado is going to take Munguia on a road trip to bloody hell, and it’s going to be a Batman pow-style bomb away slugfest from pillar to post. Rosado will take the bout to a surprised Munguia and force him into violent exchanges from the start. Rosado is coming off a third-round knockout win over previously undefeated Uzbekistan southpaw Bektemir Melikuziev. Rosado holds the World Boxing Association Continental Americas and World Boxing Organisation International Super Middleweight titles. Whatever weight Rosado versus Munguia goes off at, a WBO title of some kind will be at stake as Munguia and Rosado’s stature means their confrontation is a WBO eliminator for a world title. Whoever wins or loses, knockdowns and blood are certain to result in this insane match. Hang onto your seats in what could be the fight of the year for 2021. Munguia versus Rosado is a matchup in hell. There is no need for judges in this toe-to-toe thriller. For this match, this reporter predicts Munguia goes. One way or the other, somebody’s getting knocked out or stopped. It will be an ugly, power shot bombs away affair while it lasts. Like David Lemieux versus Curtis Stevens, Munguia versus Rosado should not last more than six or seven rounds before its violent conclusion at Honda Center in Anaheim, California.