RODRIGUEZ DECISIONS ROSINKY IN BATTLE OF UNBEATENS

RODRIGUEZ DECISIONS ROSINKY IN BATTLE OF UNBEATENS

BRACERO WINS NABF JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT TITLE

RESULTS FROM MGM GRAND AT FOXWOODS

Mashantucket, CT – (Oct. 22, 2011) – Undefeated super middleweight Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez won a 10-round decision last night (Friday), sweeping every round on all three judges’ scorecard, against previously unbeaten Will “Power” Rosinsky in the main event on ShoBox: The New Generation LIVE on SHOWTIME® from MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Connecticut.

Rodriguez improved his pro record to 20-0 (14 KOs), while the rugged Rosinsky, of Queens (NY), dropped to 14-1 (8 KOs). The exciting card, presented by DiBella Entertainment, drew 1640 fans.

“I know Will so well,” Edwin said. “He’s a very tough fighter. I knew I had to be on the top of my game and listen to Ronnie (Shields), who has a lot of experience and has worked with so many good fighters. I knew that I had to listen to him through the whole fight. We’re still friends, probably closer friends now. 2012 is going to be a great year.”

“I knew he had range because he’s taller,” Rosinsky noted. “I wasn’t busy enough. Whether it was 100-90 or 96-94, I still lost. I’m happy it was on Showtime for people to see because, on paper, it looks like crap (100-90 X 3). It was a tough fight. I’m a work in progress and he’s a star in the making.”

Rodriguez, fighting out of Worcester (MA), effectively used his reach advantage, firing combinations off of a stiff jab, from the opening bell to the end. The 26-year-old Rodriguez, a native of the Dominican Republic, is rated IBF #5, WBC #6, WBA #8 and WBO #12.

“I believe Edwin will be world champion,” show and Rodriguez’ promoter Lou DiBella commented, “but not in his next fight or the one after that. He needs more work with Ronnie. The right guy won, but I had it, 7-3. If Edwin is No. 5, Will has to be in the top 10. This was a great, entertaining fight. Will can fight with anybody in the world. Edwin’s not ready for Bute or those guys but he will be in late 2012, early 2013. There’s no reason to rush him. The real winners tonight were all of the fans who watched this fight.”

In the co-feature, also shown live on SHOWTIME®, undefeated Gabriel Bracero (18-0) captured the vacant NABF junior welterweight title, taking a one-sided 10-round unanimous decision from Daniel “The Hudson Valley Kid” Sostre (11-5-1). Bracero dominated from start to finish in a spirited fight in which the Brooklyn boxer outworked and consistently beat Sostre to the punch.

Crowd-pleasing junior lightweight Ryan “Polish Prince” Kielczewski (12-0) put on another dazzling display for his followers, winning all six rounds for a unanimous decision for Willie Villanueva (10-4). In his toughest test to date, Ryan K passed with flying colors, proving to be too quick and too slick for his over-matched opponent.

 

WBC #10 rated Dyah Davis (20-2-1) won a hard-fought six-round decision from always tough super middleweight Darnell Boone.

 

Unbeaten New Haven bantamweight Luis “KO King” Rosa, Jr. (9-0) had his way with Harvey Murray, cruising to a six-round unanimous decision in the walk-out fight of the evening.

 

Popular light welterweight Danny O’Connor (16-1, 4 KOs), a 2008 U.S. Olympic Team alternate, turned in a workmanlike effort for a six-round unanimous decision victory versus a game Bryan “The Brick” Abraham in an entertaining match.

 

Unbeaten Swedish junior middleweight Badou “The Ripper” Jack stopped Eddie Caminero in the fifth round.

 

Brooklyn junior middleweights Delen Parsley (7-0, 2 KOs) and Frank Galarza (4-0) kept their unbeaten records intact. Parsley won a six-round shutout decision against Jevon Boisseau, while Galarza won a four-round decision over Daniel Lugo.

 

Complete Results:

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS

Edwin Rodriguez (20-0, 14 KOs), Worcester, MA WDEC10 (100-90, 100-90, 100-90) Will Rosinsky (14-1, 8 KOs), Queens, NY

 

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS

Dyah Davis (20-2-1, 9 KOs), Coconut Creek, FL WDEC6 (59-56, 59-55, 58-56)   Darnell Boone (19-18-3, 8 KOs), Atlanta, GA

Badou Jack (8-0, 7 KOs), Las Vegas, NV                  WTKO5 (1:47)                   Eddie Caminero (7-6, 7 KOs), Lawrence, MA

 

JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS

Frank Galarza (4-0, 1 KO), Brooklyn, NY         WDEC4 (39-37, 39-37, 39-37)      Daniel Lugo (1-2), Harrisburg, PA

Delen Parsley (7-0, 2 KOs), Brooklyn, NY        WDEC6 (60-54, 60-54, 60-54)     Jevon Boisseau (3-6-1), New Orleans, LA

 

JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS

Gabriel Bracero (18-0, 3 KOs), Brooklyn, NY   WDEC10 (100-90,100-90, 99-91)   Daniel Sostre (11-5-1, 4 KOs), Highland, NY

(Bracero won NABF title)

Danny O’Connor (16-1, 4 KOs), Framingham, MA WDEC6 (60-54, 59-54, 58-54) Bryan Abraham (5-8-2, 5 KOs), Schenectady, NY

 

JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHTS

Ryan Kielczewski (12-0, 2 KOs), Quincy, MA     WDEC6 (60-54, 60-54, 60-54)       Willie Villanueva (10-4, 2 KOs), Albuquerque, NM

 

BANTAMWEIGHTS

Luis Rosa, Jr. (9-0, 5 KOs), New Haven, CT   WDEC6 (60-54, 60-54, 60-54)         Harvey Murray (4-3-2, 1 KO), Rochester, NY

 

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FOXWOODS AND MGM GRAND AT FOXWOODS

 

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