Gabriel Rosado (21-7, 13 KOs), lost a heartbreaker to a tough Peter Quillen (30-0, 22KOs) by technical knockout by stoppage in the late rounds last night in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The bout was on the undercard of the Hopkins-Murat main event, presented by Golden Boy Promotions, and televised on Showtime.
The action was called to a halt due to a nasty cut over the left eye of Rosado in round ten of the scheduled twelve round bout.
The fight was a thriller from the first bell, Quillen landed a powerful left hook in round two, dropping Rosado for a count. Rosado would survive the count with no apparent damage.
In round four, Rosado came alive landed some solid shots on Quillen and had him in trouble, the bell would would save Quillen to continue the fight.
Quillen seemed gassed out in the mid-rounds, but was well composed when it came to round nine as he landed a blow that opened a cut to the left eye of Rosado.
It would come to an end in round ten for Rosado, as referee Allen Huggins stopped the action to have the ringside physician assess the eye situation. At that point, Huggins was instructed to stop the fight by the physician, ending the chance for Rosado to win that elusive title.
For Rosado, he is a warrior, he fought a tough battle and lost to quality opponent. It's been a tough year for Rosado, a tough blood bath loss to Golovkin and a no decision in his bout against Love have denied him a much deserved title shot. Nothing comes easy for Rosado which is why he is so entertaining to watch as a fighter, he will be back to fight another day.