Quillin takes 10th-round TKO over Rosado live round-by-round updates
by Lem Satterfield - ringtv.craveonline.com
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- RingTV.com has a live round-by-round update of WBO middleweight titleholder Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin's 10th-round technical knockout victory in defense of his belt against Philadelphia's Gabriel Rosado on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall.
Quillin is 30-0 with 22 knockouts, and Rosado, 21-7 with 13 stoppage wins.
Referee Allen Huggins stops the fight 40 seconds into the 10th round on the advice of the ringside doctor Blair Bergen due to a cut over Rosado's left eye.
Round 1: Rosado's coming forward, Quillin's working the jab. Most potent punch of the round is a left hook by Quillin that drives Rosado back into the ropes. Decent boxing by Quillin. Rosado's trying to work in, unsuccesfully. Quillin firing the right with occasional success. Left and a right land for Quillin just prior to the bell. Quillin, 10-9.
Round 2: Rosado comes with an early right, but, and, later, a right-left combination. At Soft left to the body by Rosado and a grazing right. LEFT HOOK DROPS ROSADO, WHO RISES QUICKLY. The rest of the rest of the round is not very eventful. Quillin, 10-8, Quillin, 20-17.
Round 3: The knockdown represented Quillin's 12th in his fourth straight fight. Quillin's back to boxing behind a long jab. Nice right by Quillin. The fighters trade left jabs. Quillin's trying to land the right hand behind the jab. Rosado's short with his jabs and missing with rights. Two right hands to the body by Rosado and a left hook all land. Left hook by Quillin, as well as a left uppercut and a right hand. Quillin, 10-9; Quillin, 30-26.
Round 4: Left hook lands early for Quillin, but Rosado lands a left hook. Rosado weighed 175 on Saturday; Quillin, 170. Right hand by Quillin, who still is working behind the jab. Soliid left hook by Quillin. Triple-left hook by Quillin. Straight riight by Rosado snaps back Quillin's head. A right-, left-right combination has QUILLIN WOBBLING AND HOLDING ON AT THE BELL. Rosado, 10-9; Quillin, 39-36.
Round 5: Solid right hand early by Rosado, who begins to taunt Quillin. Rosado has Quillin retreating and lands a wiilde right. Quillin chanses Quillin to the ropes with another combination. They trade left hooks. Rosado lands a soft right to the body. Jab by Quillin. Rosado, 10-9; Quillin, 48-46.
Round 6: Rosado lands a left, and Quillin, a right. Rosado appears to be out-working Quillin, targeting the body. Rosado lands a left hook and chases Quillin to the ropes, where he again goes to the body. Rosado's aggression appears to be troubling Quillin. Rosado, 10-9; Quillin, 57-56.
Round 7: Rosado's pressure appears to be giving Quillin problems, as do a left-right combination and body attack along the ropes. Rosado continues to force retreat in Quillin, who fiires an uppercut and a right hand. Decent boxing by Quillin untiill taking a right. Three-punch. Rosado pressures Quillin to the ropes and out-lands him during an exchange. Quillin's punches aren't keeping Rosado off of him. Rosado, 10-9; Even, 66-66.
Round 8: Quillin takes a short right on the ropes. Rosado lands a short left and right. Jab and a right hand by Rosado, who takes a right. Two jabs by Quillin, but Rosado's still there. Rosado hammers at Quillin in one corner, and then, another. Rosado lands a head-swiveling left. Left by Rosado. Left-rigth by Rosado. Two jabs by Rosado, as Quillin continues to retreat. Rosado, 10-9; Rosado, 76-75.
Round 9: Quillin's blows appear to be losing steam until he lands a solid left hook. Left hook lands softly for Quillin. They trade jabs. Left and right by Rosado. Hard right by Rosado swivel's Quillin's head as does another right. A right by Rosado, left jab by Quillin. Left hook for Quillin at the bell. Rosado, 10-9; Rosado, 86-84.
Round 10: Rosad's left eye is cut. He takes an early right hand. Referee Allen Huggins stops the fight to have Rosado examined. HUGGINS STOPS THE FIGHT ON THE ADVICE OF RINGSIDE DOCTOR BLAIR BERGEN DUE TO THE CUT OVER ROSADO'S LEFT EYE. QUILLIN WINS BY 10TH-ROUND TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT!!!!
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