On Saturday, January 15th, Puerto Rican junior welterweight Omar Rosario (5-0) will enter the ring for his sixth professional boxing fight and his intention is to have a year full of activity. Rosario will fight brooklyn, New York's Raekwon Butler (4-1) in Verona, New York this weekend. “I’m excited and ready for this challenge. I was eager to have my first six round test because it will allow me to develop my fight plan," the 23 year-old told Primera Hora newspaper. “The three fights last year went well for me, I came out with two knockouts and the last one I won by decision. In 2022, I am determined to [become the third straight] Puerto Rican to be named as prospect of the year. First it was Berlanga, then Xander [Zayas] and now it will be my turn. I don’t see it as pressure, but as a goal I want to achieve,” continued the Caguas native.
Rosario had a good amateur career and participated in the WBA Future Champions program that seeks to contribute to the development of amateur fighters. He said he wants to fight as many times as possible in 2022 and that getting in the ring so early in this year is good news for him. “It’s important to fight in January because if everything goes well I can be active several times in the year. I’m always in the gym preparing for challenges to show that Puerto Rico is still making waves. I spent Christmas dieting, but they are sacrifices that are worth it because this is my job,” said the junior welterweight.