Uzbekistan’s Bektemir ‘Bek the Bully’ Melikuziev (7-0, 6 KOs) will face veteran trialhorse Gabriel Rosado in a scheduled 12-round regional tremendous middleweight title combat.
Melikuziev was as a consequence of face former gentle heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev this previous January in a significant step up in competitors—and weight—for the formidable tremendous middleweight. The occasion was canceled after Kovalev examined constructive for a banned substance by random drug testing.
Golden Boy managed to safe a keep busy combat for Melikuziev on the undercard of a Feb. 13 DAZN present, stopping Morgan Fitch within the third spherical.
Philadelphia’s Rosado (25-13-1, 14KOs) has fought simply as soon as because the pandemic, a disputed 12-round cut up choice versus Jacobs final November at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Two fights prior got here a hard-fought factors loss to Sulecki of their March 2019 shootout in Philly which noticed each boxers hit the deck twice.
“We’re very excited to have Bektemir Melikuziev face a real tough test against Gabriel Rosado,” notes De La Hoya. “If he can look impressive against Rosado, then a world title shot will be just around the corner.”