The people’s champion “King” Gabriel Rosado (26-13-1, 15 KOs) hosted a media workout ahead of his showdown against Jaime Munguia (37-0, 30 KOs) on November 13th at Anaheim’s Honda Center. Rosado was on hand to speak to the media about his upcoming fight in addition to showing off some of his training alongside Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach. Rosado is set to face Munguia in a 12-round all-out-war for the WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight World Championship, live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico, starting at 6:00 p.m PT.
Below is what the fighter and his trainer had to say about the upcoming Mexico vs. Puerto Rico battle.
“KING’ GABRIEL ROSADO, MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER
“Freddie has taught me to be disciplined, sticking to game plan, and everyday getting better and better.
“I define this fight as a historical fight, a legacy fight. This fight will go down in the history books, featuring two latino: a Mexican warrior and a Puerto Rican warrior. We are gonna clash and the fans will win.
“This fight means everything, this is the reason why I got with Freddie. It was to take it to the next level. I have always had the skill, have always had the ability, but I knew that for me to take it to that world class level I had to get with a trainer that knows what it takes to get there, guide me there, lead me there. Getting with Freddie is just bringing out the best of me.
“I feel like I am still 25, I feel great, I am blessed, I am healthy. In this fight he is the younger guy and I understand what it means to be the younger fighter. But I need to use my experience and my boxing ability to make him pay for his mistakes.
“You can teach a lot, but you can’t teach experience. I feel like I have fought the tougher fighters so I definitely have experience on my side. Like I said, I am healthy, I am strong. I am not fading. I am just getting better.
FREDDIE ROACH, HALL OF FAME TRAINER
“This fight is going to be fun. Erick Morales and I have known each other for a while. We are both doing well as trainers, so may the best man win.
“I think this is going to be a really good fight. You have two really good fighters in a real fight. This is what boxing is all about. I think we got lost a little bit with celebrity boxing but this is two real fighters going into a real fight. I love this.
“Gabriel is very clever and he’s a very good boxer, but we’re fighting a veteran ourselves and a very good puncher so we have to be very careful. Both fighters have a lot of heart and that makes this fight interesting, it’s gonna be a ‘Fight of the Year’ type of fight.
“I know I have to worry about Munguia’s punching power and his strength so I have to work on staying away from those situations and countering when Munguia makes mistakes. This is going to be a very psychological fight and I think the the person who’s mentally ready for this fight is going to win this fight.
“In his last fight, Gabriel took a knee and then he looked at me, and I knew when he looked over at me, I knew everything was okay. I thought at that moment, ‘your opponent is coming to finish this now because he’s a great puncher and he he knocks a lot of guys out’ and Gabriel just flipped the coin and finished him. It was a great win for us for sure
“The Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalries always produce great fights. The Puerto Ricans are are very good fans and the Mexicans are very good fans and it’s gonna be a great night. I can’t wait for this fight to happen.”
“This fight will be full of non-stop action. It will be a war that fight fans will enjoy and a new exciting chapter in the classic Mexico vs. Puerto Rico boxing rivalry,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman, and CEO of Golden Boy. “Both fighters are coming off of spectacular performances and knock-out victories that showed their power, speed, and resilience. Jaime Munguia is a super-star; he has all the elements that make a fighter great. He’s already conquered the junior middleweight division and is on his way to conquer the middleweight division. But this is going to be a big test for him because Gabriel Rosado is a dangerous fighter, he has never backed down from a challenge. He has faced and gone the distance with some of the toughest fighters in the middleweight division. This is truly a ‘Fight of the Year’ contender, a fight that fans will remember for years to come.”
“As always, Golden Boy continues to deliver world-class matchmaking in what’s set to be a brilliant night of boxing in November between Jaime Munguia and Gabriel Rosado,” said Ed Breeze, EVP Rights at DAZN. “After a clinical performance against Szeremeta in June, Munguia puts it all on the line again, this time against a fan favorite and one of the toughest men in the sport of boxing, Gabriel Rosado. We cannot wait to bring this fight to fans around the world, live exclusively on DAZN.”
“Rosado is a dangerous fighter with a lot of experience,” said Munguia. “He is a formidable rival that we have to prepare to be stronger and more intelligent in the ring. He has had the opportunity to fight with great fighters, the best in the middleweight division. I am going to give this fight 100% and as always, give a great fight for fans on November 13.”
“I’m excited about this fight. It’s a fight in high demand,” said Rosado. “I respect Munguia as a fighter and I will bring my best and I am confident I will be victorious. My last fight I think will end up being ‘Knock-out of the Year,’ and I plan on making this upcoming bout ‘The Fight of the Year.’ Time to make history. Team KGR!!”
Ranked as one of the top middleweights in the world, Jaime Munguia will have a big challenge in facing “King” Gabriel Rosado. One of the most exciting fighters to come out of Tijuana, Mexico, Munguia is a rising boxing super-star in the middleweight division. He has already conquered the junior middleweight division with a former world title and five defenses against Liam “Beefy” Smith, Brandon “Bad Boy” Cook, Takeshi Inoue, Dennis Hogan, and Patrick Allotey. Now, Munguia hopes to continue his undefeated streak as he trains under the tutelage of Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales as he continues to climb the ranks and prove he is the best at 160lbs.
“King” Gabriel Rosado (26-13-1, 15 KOs) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is coming off of a sensational knock-out victory over the former undefeated fighter Bektemir “Bully” Melikuziev. The Philadelphia fighter of Puerto Rican descent has never backed down from a fight and has delivered some of the most memorable battles in the sport, facing some of the toughest fighters in the division. His experience has prepared him for the upcoming test, as he takes on Munguia on November 13 and hopefully claim the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight title.
MUNGUIA VS. ROSADO SET TO COLLIDE AT HONDA CENTER IN ANAHEIM, CA
The pride of Tijuana, Jaime Munguia (37-0, 30 KOs), and the people’s champion “King” Gabriel Rosado (26-13-1, 15 KOs) are set for an all-out middleweight battle at Anaheim’s Honda Center on Saturday, November 13. The highly anticipated event will feature two of the world’s toughest fighters in a fierce clash adding to the longstanding boxing rivalry of Mexico vs. Puerto Rico. The 12-round middleweight fight for the WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight World Championship will be live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico, starting at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
“We are excited to give fight fans a great show between two warriors of the sport at Anaheim’s Honda Center,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman, and CEO of Golden Boy. “The event is going to be full of non-stop action between two fighters who are willing to leave everything in the ring. It’s going to be a great night for fight fans, another great showing for Golden Boy boxing in Southern California.”
“As one of the premier entertainment venues in Southern California, Honda Center has proudly hosted boxing fans for countless big fights over the years.” said Kim Bedier, Senior Vice President & General Manager of ocV!BE. “We’re excited as an arena to once again work with Golden Boy and showcase championship boxing in Orange County!”
Tickets for Munguia vs. Rosado go on sale Wednesday, October 6 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $250, $150, $100, and $50 not including applicable service charges. Tickets will be available for purchase at ticketmaster.com. Please note that California Department of Health guidelines and other protocols relating to admission requirements may be in place for this event, which may include a requirement that all guests show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or full vaccination status.
Munguia vs. Rosado is a 12-round fight for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title presented by Golden Boy in association with Zanfer Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate “The Official Beer of Boxing,” Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle,” and “BetOnline – Your Online Sportsbook Experts.” The fight will take place on Saturday, November 13, and live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico, starting at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET.