Gabriel Rosado Prepares For Sept. 9 Fight

And Credits Bernard Hopkins


September 9, 2011

Asylum Arena

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Philadelphia, PA—In what has become a common story from rising Philadelphia fighters, 25-year-old Gabriel

Rosado, like undefeated 28-year-old welterweight Mike Jones, credits ageless wonder Bernard Hopkins for

being a helpful influence.


Rosado, who boxes Keenan Collins, of Reading, PA, for the Pennsylvania State junior middleweight title

Sept. 9 at the Asylum Arena in South Philadelphia, also has helped Hopkins, who became, at age 46, the

oldest man to win a major boxing title, prepare for some of his fights.


“I’ve been a sparring partner for Bernard for four of his fights, including his last win,” (a 12-round decision over

Jean Pascal in May), said Rosado, who turned pro in 2006 after just 17 amateur fights. “If Bernard sees

potential in you, he takes the time to break things down for you. He shares his boxing techniques and old-

school traits with you. He has improved my footwork and has shown me how to close the distance between

myself and my opponents. He has made a big difference in my career and I’m impressed watching him fight

at 46. He’s the coolest dude.”


Rosado (17-5, 10 KOs), is riding the most impressive streak of his career, having won his last three fights,

seven of his last nine, 11 of his last 14. Included in those streaks are victories over former IBF world junior

middleweight champ Kassim Ouma, of Uganda, and top contender Saul Roman, of Mexico.


The Rosado-Collins championship bout and the eight-round semifinal, which features unbeaten welterweight

prospect Ronald Cruz, of Bethlehem, PA, will be broadcast on TeleFutura’s Solo Boxeo Tecate at 11.30pm

ET/PT (10.30pm CT).


Five additional fights complete the card at the Asylum Arena, 7 West Ritner Street. The first fight begins at

7.30pm and the card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., Don Chargin Productions and

Golden Boy Promotions.


Tickets are priced at $45 and $65. They are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing Promotions (215-765-

0922) and also can be purchased online at




Fans at home can be part of the action by participating in Cinturon Tecate and voting for the fighter in the

main event who displays the most character in the ring by sending a text message to 55333. Voting will be

open through the end of the weekend.


Tecate, cerveza con character, is the largest beer brand to sponsor boxing matches in the U.S. Part of its

commitment to make boxing accessible to customers is the title sponsorship of Solo Boxeo Tecate, which

creates an opportunity for local fans to witness some of the most exhilarating fights by today’s up-and-

coming prospects. Additionally, Tecate has been a primary supporter of Golden Boy Promotions’ marquee

events since 2007, and has launched a variety of initiatives to ensure consumers are part of the boxing

experience, including boxer autograph signing sessions, commemorative cans, PPV mail-in rebate offers,

and most recently the launch of a mobile museum Tecate Museo de Boxeo, which showcases decades of

the most memorable moments in the sport.


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- Press Release from Peltz Boxing

- Photo courtesy of Peltz Boxing



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