Doghouse Boxing Interview with "King" Gabriel Rosado
Doghouse Boxing Interview with "King" Gabriel Rosado
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (Jan 16, 2013) Doghouse Boxing
“King” Gabriel Rosado
Gennady Golovkin (Left) - “King” Gabriel Rosado (Right)
On Monday of this week, I got word from's editor John DiSanto he was going to interview “King” Gabriel Rosado, 21-5 (13) so I joined him at he Harrowgate Gym in North Philly.  We watched Rosado sparring with Philly’s Latif Mundy for 6 rounds.  We interviewed Rosado and then his trainer Billy Briscoe for the upcoming January 19th title bout at MSG in New York for the WBA and IBO titles held by Gennady Golovkin, 24-0 (21).  The WBO Feather and Super Featherweight title bouts will also take place.

Rosado was the No. 1 contender for K9 Bundrage’s IBF light middleweight title and moved up to No. 15 in the WBA rankings to challenge Golovkin after having problems getting Bundrage into the ring.

KEN HISSNER:  You have 12 days to go before fighting Golovkin for his title.  How are things shaping up?

I have been in the Philly Gym wars for years.  I am nice and relaxed and looking forward to fighting “Triple G”.

KEN HISSNER: You were No. 1 contender in the IBF light middleweight rankings and should have gotten a fight with K9 Bundrage.  What happened that your promoter J Russell Peltz decided to move you up to 160 for this fight?

I beat K9 and I’m supposed to.  I beat “Triple G” I will be a star!  (Not saying the Showtime money would be much more)

KEN HISSNER:  How is your weight this being your first fight at 160?

I’m 170 and getting to 160 should be no problem.  Making 154 has been.  I sold more than $9,000.00 worth of tickets in less than 2 weeks.  I could have had a 158 contract but I declined it because I want no excuses.  I don’t duck anybody.

KEN HISSNER:  What did the Derek “Poo” Ennis fight do for you? (last loss for the USBA title and has since won 7 straight, 5 by knockout winning the PA 154 and WBO inter-continental titles).

I thought I won and thought I don’t want this to happen again.

KEN HISSNER: How do you feel about fighting Golovkin?

I feel confidence about my defense and can switch up if I want.  He comes straight forward.  I have to stay focused.  I am going to give him looks he’s never seen before.

KEN HISSNER:  Who have you been sparring with?

  Latif Mundy, Jamaal Davis and some others. (defeated both Mundy and Davis)

KEN HISSNER:  Any predictions?

  I had a dream I stopped him in 4 rounds.

KEN HISSNER:  Thanks Gabe for the interview and I wish you good luck.

Thanks Ken.  Are you coming to my press event Saturday? (I said yes but it was cancelled Thursday to do the closeness of the fight)

KEN HISSNER:  How has training been going?

  Game plan is coming together.  I want him to peak at the right time.  Talk is cheap.  I’ve been training fighters since I was 16 learning at the Blue Horizon through blood, sweat and tears.  Gabe has to dictate how the fight goes.  Mr. Wes (Mouzon) died of cancer 10 years ago and I asked him to stick around when I heard he had cancer.  He said “Billy, you are ready”.

CONTINUE READING PART TWO: Doghouse Boxing Interview with Gennady "Triple G" Golovkin Ken Hissner


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