Bektemir Melikuziev calmly commented on the statements of the American boxer Gabriel Rosado (25-13-1, 14 KOs), who will face Melikuziev in the June 19 fight in the United States. Rosado said he will show his advantage in experience and will knock out the medalist of the Olympic Games.
“I have great respect for Gabriel Rosado, and I wish him a successful and injury-free approach to the fight. I expect the most difficult tasks from him in the ring,” Melikuziev said in response to Rosado's promise to knock him out by the sixth round of the fight.
“I promise we will knock this guy out. I'm not going to box with him, damn the referee notes, we will knock this young guy out,” said 35-year-old Rosado on social networks, dissatisfied with the refereeing in his previous fight against ex-world champion Daniel Jacobs, to whom he lost by split decision in November last year.
“Bektemir only has one move [body punch] and we will quickly put this one-hit guy in his place,” added Rosado. “I'll teach him a lesson. I need to take this kid to school, just like I taught Jacobs a lesson. He is strong, but if he is deprived of this one blow, he will not know what to do. He will be exhausted by the sixth round and will not understand what is happening."