GABRIEL ROSADO BEGS OUT OF TV DATE; OPTS TO SIT ON RANKING
Press Release: Junior middleweight Gabriel Rosado did an about-face and has withdrawn from his intended bout with Elvin Ayala on Dec. 8th. Rosado said, "After talking things over with my trainer, Billy Briscoe, I have decided to pass on the Dec. 8th fight with Elvin Ayala and wait to see what K9 Bundrage's next move is concerning my chance to fight him for the IBF world title by next March."
Rosado's advisor J. Russell Peltz of Peltz boxing confirmed, "It would have been nice having Gabby fight in Philly now that he's a much bigger star, but I understand where he's coming from and I support whatever decisions he makes."
The fight had been scheduled as the co-feature on the critically acclaimed NBC Fight Night Boxing Series. A replacement bout will be announced shortly.