Via John Tornay: Gabe Rosado said “father time” could catch up to 40-year-old Gennadiy Golovkin this Saturday night when he takes on Ryota Murata in their 160lb unification fight in Saitama, Japan.
Rosado, who shared the ring with Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs) nine years ago in 2013, believes he will beat WBA middleweight champion Murata (16-2, 13 KOs) if he is the old GGG.
If Golovkin still shoots at all eight turrets at this stage of his career, he will be too much for 36-year-old Murata. Golovkin and Murata is the title live on DAZN at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Murata lives in Tokyo, 23 miles from Saitama, and he’ll have a huge crowd-support advantage over Golovkin on Saturday night.
Still, Golovkin has fought around the world during his long amateur career in Kazakhstan, and he won’t be discouraged by the sizable crowd of supporters of Murata. The only way for Murata to win this fight against GGG is to get into the trenches with him and take it down from start to finish.
Golovkin’s 16-month absence from the ring could be a potential problem, and how exhausted he was considering Friday’s weight.
Golovkin looked tired with dark circles in both eyes while facing Murata looking much healthier.
If Golovkin feels the impact of his effort to hit 160 lb for the fight, Murata is likely to capitalize on that on Saturday night.
Thank you! ахмет! асибо! pic.twitter.com/Eia83MucpG
– Gennadiy Golovkin (@GGGBBoxing) April 8, 2022
Rosado let Canelo compete with Bivol
“I feel Canelo has the upper hand. He’s strong, he’s got the speed and he’s on the upswing right now,” Gabe Rosado told Against TV Hub discuss what Canelo Alvarez brought to the game against Dmitry Bivol on May 7.
“At the moment, he is at the top of his game. He is the King of the pound,” Rosado continued. “So everyone wants to shoot Canelo, but [Dmitry] Bivol is a solid talent. I think Canelo has the edge in that fight. ”
Canelo (57-1-2, 39 KOs) will play very naturally against WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs) for their match on May 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Alvarez said he’s on a vegan diet, a move he can make to not be slowed down by the extra pounds he’ll put on for the fight.
It’s unclear if Canelo will add more weight to the contest with Bivol, as he knows he will need fitness and foot speed to have a winning shot.
If Canelo is as heavy and slow as he was when he challenged 175-lb WBO champion Sergey Kovalev in 2019, Bivol will take advantage of that and possibly beat him.
Golovkin’s age may play an important role
“GGG has to worry about [Ryota] First Murata,” said Rosado when asked for his thoughts on Gennadiy Golovkin being able to face Canelo Alvarez on September 17 in their trio match.
“GGG is 40 years old; He hasn’t fought in a while. He’s going to Japan; it’s a different climate, a different atmosphere, so We didn’t know what we were going to see,” Rosado said.
“If it was the old GGG, I would have given him the win, but Father time caught up with us, so we’ll see how it goes,” Rosado said.
Gabe faces Mosley Jr this Saturday
“I’m just happy. It was an opportunity to get back to my original weight division and defend my title, win big and move on to bigger and better things at 68th and 75th,” Rosado said of the 10th round match. on this Saturday night with Shane Mosley Jr.
“Yes, but it is business. This is what we do,” Rosado said of the fight with the 31-year-old son of legend Shane Mosley this Saturday. “We’re going to go on, give the fans a performance, and I’m going to get the knockout, win the knockout,” Rosado said.
Rosado (26-4-1, 15 KOs) will play this Saturday, April 9, in the 10th round with 31-year-old Shane Mosley Jr (17-4, 10 KOs) on the Ryan Garcia vs. Emmanuel Tagoe.
Events will be displayed live on DAZN at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The 36-year-old Rosado will lose to Jaime Munguia last November in the main event on DAZN.
Rosado’s loss was his third of his last five since 2019 and he’s starting to gain a reputation as a loser against a better opposition group.
Mosley Jr., the son of boxing legend Shane Mosley, is a no-brainer for Rosado, one he would win if he had anything left in his tank at the age of 36.
Mosley Jr is said to be a journey level fighter after losing to Jason Quigley by a majority of 10 rounds last May. Rosado should raise Mosley Jr too much in this fight, to be able to win easily.