Yo Philly! King Gabe Rosado Made Sports Great Again

The city streets of illadelphia lacked the sensational brotherly love they are most famed for.

Before Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks extinguished the playoffs dreams of the Philadelphia 76ers, another Philadelphia franchise brought some joy to the city.

Boxer “King” Gabe Rosado (26-13-1, 15 KOs) defied the odds and won two super middleweight titles, although lower belts.

During the Jaime Munguia-Kamil Szeremeta card Saturday in El Paso, Texas, the 35-year-old veteran knocked out former amateur star Bektemir Melikuziev with a single right hand in the third round.

Melikuziev put Rosado down in Round 1 and battered his veteran foe to the body for much of two-plus rounds. Just when it seemed as if Rosado couldn’t handle his power, Melikuziev (7-1, 6 KOs) walked into an overhand right counter that laid him out flat.

The official stoppage was at 1:21 of Round 3; Gabe Rosado gave the City of Brotherly Love the only win it would receive this weekend.

Rosado was supposed to be a stepping stone for Melikuziev after coming up short in big fights against GGG and Danny Jacobs; he was only 2-1-4 in his last seven outings.

Now Rosado is in a position to make a run for another big fight. He called out Golden Boy Promotions newest star, Jamie Munguia, and is feeling good about the future now.

Cheer up Philly, the 76ers weren’t the only sports show, and Gabriel Rosado did not let you down.

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.