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Will Rosinsky victorious at home
NEW YORK, NY (BASN) Will Rosinsky (17-2, 9 KOs) won a well-contested ten round unanimous decision victory against Otis Griffin (24-11-2,10 KOs) last Wednesday at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The fight headlined a special edition of Lou DiBella’s “Broadway Boxing” series honoring the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The Queens, NY native beat a guy with a 3-inch height and 6-inch reach advantage. In addition, Rosinsky survived a cut above his left eye in the opening round and applied relentless pressure behind good body work and nice straight-rights. Both fighters fought from close range, but Rosinsky is very good at fighting from up close.
Rosinsky, a former Amateur Champion in 2005, won the fight on all three judges’ scorecards: 97-93 and 96-94 (twice).
“I definitely was in shape for this fight but (Griffin) was (the bigger man) and my punches didn’t have the same impact they do do at super middleweight,” said Rosinsky, who moved up to light heavyweight against Griffin. “Griffin was comfortable at 175 and I knew he was a tough guy who fought a lot of the top light heavyweights. In 2013, I’ll be moving down to 168 and perhaps even 160.”
Rosinsky’s victory also garnered him a NYS title belt.
Also on the card, Puerto Rico’s Gabriel ‘Tito’ Bracero (21-1, 4 KOs) earned a rare TKO victory. Bracero stopped Johnnie Edwards (15-6-1, 8 KOs) at 2:48 seconds of the fourth round. Bracero closed Edwards’ right eye after having scored two knockdowns in the opening round. In the fourth, Edwards’ eyes were both swollen shut and he complained to referee Eddie Cotton that vision was gone. Cotton immediately waved-off the contest.
Ivan Redkack (13-0, 11 KOs) is one of Lou DiBella’s highly touted prospects. The lightweight sensation was victorious during an eight-round unanimous win over Edward Valdez. Redkack simply outworked Valdez by throwing more punches than he was actually hit with. Redkack constantly attacked Valdez’ head and body and performed very nicely. The judges scored the bout 79-73 and 78-74 (twice).
Brooklyn’s Travis “Notorious” Peterkin (6-0, 3 KOs) remained undefeated after beating up Edward Tigs (1-5-2), through four rounds. Peterkin, a light-heavyweight prospect, was on the attack from the opening bell. Peterkin did score a knockdown in round three, but has failed to record a knockout victory in his last three fights. As talented Peterkin is, there was no way Tigs should have lasted four rounds with Peterkin.
Peterkin’s last three fights have gone the four-round distance. The combined record of Peterkin’s last three opponents is 6-8-5.
In other bouts: unbeaten welterweight Mikkel LesPierre (1-0-1, 1KO) and pro-debuting Cornelius Whitlock battled to a four-round draw.
Undefeated heavyweight prospect, Jarrell Miller (4-0, 4 KOs) knocked out Tyron Gibson at 1:25 seconds of round two.
Akima Stocks (5-0, 3 KOs) shutout Marva Dash (0-2) through four rounds of a women’s junior middleweight contest.
In an upset, Daniel Calzada (5-6-2, 1 KO) upset Allan Benitez (7-2, 1 KO). The judges scored the bout 60-54 and 59-55 (twice).
Unmarked junior welterweight Maurice Hooker (7-0-1, 5 KOs) dominated Cameron Kreal (2-4-2) throught four rounds. Hooker scored two knockdowns en route to a unanimous decision: 40-34 (twice) and 39-35.