Jermell Charlo Vs Gabriel Rosado – Fight preview and betting recommendation

Jermell Charlo Vs Gabriel Rosado 

25th January – Washington DC, USA 

This is most probably the fight i am most looking forward too this weekend, a real intriguing battle between battle tested and tough as nails Gabriel Rosado vs highly touted but yet to be tested prospect Jermell Charlo. 

An interesting factor in the fight may be that Rosado moves back down to 154 after fighting 2 losses at 160 in 2013, however 2013 was not a complete disaster for Rosado as he came out with his stock intact, in his last fight he gave Kid Chocolate, Peter Quillin problems in what was a fairly even fight, (of course Rosado was getting shafted on the scorecards anyway) and upon receiving a cut in the 10th the fight was stopped and Quillin awarded the victory. 

Rosado has had some of his best wins at 154 and providing he manages the drop down fine we may see him come in the stronger man as he rehydrates up to as big as 170 come fight night. 

Charlo is being touted as a big prospect, he has great speed and boxing ability, he moves in and out of range well, however he is yet to be really tested and you dont get past Rosado unless your legit. 

I can see Charlo dominating the early stages of this fight with his speed and ability to use the ring, i can see Rosado struggling to find Charlo in the early rounds, however Rosado has been mixing it at 160 with brutal punchers like Golovkin and i dont see Charlo as a devastating puncher, Rosado may feel comfortable walking Charlo down and closing the gap on Charlo and if thats the case Rosado may be able to turn this fight into his kind of fight and in my book that puts him in a winning situation.  

The bookmakers see Charlo as the favourite at 1/2 with Rosado at 2/1, i think if it goes the distance it will be close but i think Rosado is worth a play at 2/1 and also Bet365 have priced up a Rosado KO/TKO up at 6/1 i may just bolt that on considering its a very generous price considering others are offering 7/2. 

ATR’s Bet – £25 on Rosado 2/1 bet365 and £5 on Rosado by KO/TKO 6/1