Rosado defeats Clottey; Walters-Sosa ends in draw – results

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By Tim Fletcher: After a three-year drought, former middleweight world title challenger Gabriel Rosado (22-9, 13 KOs) finally got a win under his belt in defeating the older and smaller 39-year-old junior middleweight Joshua Clottey (39-5, 22 KOs) by a 10 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York.

The final judges’ scores were 96-94, 97-93 and 97-93. Clottey got off to a great start and dominated the first rounds of the fight.

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Ortiz-Jennings, Gonzalez-Shabranskyy, & Clottey-Rosado tonight on HBO

Image: Ortiz-Jennings, Gonzalez-Shabranskyy, & Clottey-Rosado tonight on HBO(Photo Credit: Ed Mulholland/HBO) By Dan Ambrose: In one of HBO’s better cards in 2015, heavyweights Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) and Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (23-0, 20 KOs) will be going at it tonight at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York.

The Ortiz vs. Jennings card is absolutely stacked with high caliber fighters from top to bottom, and almost any of the undercard fights could work as a main event as a substitute for the Ortiz-Jennings fight.

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Joshua Clottey vs. Gabriel Rosado this Saturday

RosadoClottey2(Photo Credit: Ed Mulholland/HBO) By Tim Fletcher: Former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey (39-4, 22 KOs) will be fighting Gabriel Rosado (21-9, 13 KOs) this Saturday night in a scheduled 10 round fight on the undercard of the Bryant Jennings vs. Luis Ortiz fight on HBO from the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York.

This is a fight that neither guy can afford to lose at this point in their careers. Rosado isn’t old at 29, but with the way his career has been sinking in the last two years, he might as well be old. Rosado has lost 4 out of his last 5 fights since 2013, and he hasn’t won a fight since beating Charlie Whitaker in 2012.

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Bryant Jennings has tough task against Luis Ortiz

jennings(Photo By Team Jennings) By Tim Fletcher: #6 WBA Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) has a really tough task set out for himself this month in his fight against the bigger and stronger interim WBA World heavyweight champion Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (23-0, 20 KOs) on December 19th in a fight televised by HBO Championship Boxing from the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, in Verona, New York.

This is a tough fight for the 31-year-old Jennings, because he’ll be giving away a lot in terms of the punching power in facing the 36-year-old former Cuban amateur. Jennings does have the youth advantage over Ortiz, and possibly the better engine.

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Clottey: I was too big a risk for Canelo

clottey3423By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF 147lb champ Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22 KOs) is not too pleased that the red-headed boxing superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) pulled out of their scheduled December 6th fight because of a lingering ankle injury that he’s had since before he fought Erislandy Lara several months ago.

Clottey, 36, isn’t buying Canelo’s injury excuse and he sees it as a straight up case of him being afraid of the risk that he presented to him. Clottey says he was surprised that Canelo agreed to fight him in the first place.

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Canelo Withdraws From December Bout

canelo8999By Marc Livitz: It’s anyone’s guess if Canelo Alvarez will remain true to his word (as well as those of his promoter) and not subject his legions of fans to another pay per view bout anytime soon. The red headed anomaly from the land of the tricolor indeed cranked out an impressive two fight grind in 2014 with impressive wins over Alfredo Angulo and Erislandy Lara, respectively.

Alas, just when many likely thought that the fighter from Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX would step out of the annoying pattern which sadly characterizes the two poster chaps of boxing (fighting but twice a year at most), Golden Boy Promotions issued a press release less than thirty minutes ago which read as follows:

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Canelo suffers ankle injury, pulls out of Clottey fight on December 6th

canelo66By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA/WBC light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) has reportedly suffered an ankle injury, and he won’t be able to fight 37-year-old former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey on December 6th, according to Golden Boy Promotions.

There’s no word whether the 24-year-old Canelo will attempt to reschedule the fight for a later date, but you’d have to assume that he’s going to stay out of the ring until he faces WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto next May on Cinco de Mayo in 2015.

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De La Hoya confirms Canelo to fight Joshua Clottey on 12/6

canelo667By Dan Ambrose: Oscar De La Hoys of Golden Boy Promotions has confirmed that former WBA/WBC light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1 31 KOs) will be back in the ring on December 6th against former IBF 147lb belt holder Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22 KOs), says Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.

The news is big letdown from some boxing fans who feel that Clottey isn’t a worthy opponent to be facing Canelo, even though Canelo is no longer a champion after he was beaten last year by Floyd Mayweather Jr. Clottey still isn’t seen as a worthy opponent for Canenlo because his career has kind of dropped off in the last 4 years after he lost to Manny Pacquiao.

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Joshua Clottey and HBO are the real winners

clottey35234By Reynaldo Sanchez: After Oscar de La Hoya, Canelo Alvarez promoter announced that he had reached an agreement with HBO for the Mexican fighter Saul Alvarez. It follows that the Canelo-Clottey fight would be broadcast by the Show Time rival television network where Canelo came appearing in his last fights.

This situation where Canelo moves from one TV station to another, indicates that for the moment, is Oscar De La Hoya who has benefited from the approach out to Bob Arum of Top Rank. It is no secret that for years was Top Rank’s and Bob Arum who obtained the best dates to his fighters on HBO.

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Joshua Clottey expected to be announced today for December 6th on HBO

canelo136(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: A fight between former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) and former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22 KOs) is expected to be announced today, according to Chris Mannix from Sports Illustrated.

The Canelo-Clottey fight is scheduled to take place on December 6th at the Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas, USA. This is an interesting fight because Canelo had the options of fighting Demetrius Andrade, James Kirkland and Erislandy Lara, but he chose the soon to be 37-year-old Clottey.

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