Gabriel 'King' Rosado has taken a road less traveled by in the sport of boxing, but has a similar story to the champion he will be facing October 26, in Atlantic City, Peter Quillin. Both men had very little amateur careers and was forced to turn pro quickly because of financial reasons. They would have loved to have went to the Olympics and represented the country but life reasons, couldn't make that a reality. Quillin worked as a server in a restaurant, while Rosado worked at a wholesale store, while actively boxing.
Quillin who had a more protected route to the title, taking on development talent fighters, enjoying the fruits of his labor. Rosado wasn't so lucky, coming form Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Those easy options wasn't going to be viable to him. He was feed to the wolves and had to learn on the job, which led to early losses, in which he had little to no training camp. Recently, Rosado has turned his career around defeating now champion Jesus Soto Karass and former champion Sechew Powell.
Then he took on the hard hitting Triple G, Gennady Golovkin, who many call the most feared man in boxing. Destroying everyone in his path, many thought this fight would go maybe two rounds. Rosado showed the world that he wasn't just there to get a check, pushing Golovkin to the brink and having the fight stopped by cuts after seven rounds. Even in defeat he impressed HBO Sport to offer him a four year deal. This was like a dream come true, but he turned it down because he wanted a shot at a world championship. Now boxing is his full time job, he has a great team now, who has his best interests in mind. He will be prepared for war next Saturday night.