Erick ‘Mini Pac-Man’ Rosa continues his aggressive march within the early levels of his promising career.
The 20-12 months ancient rookie strawweight went the complete 10-round distance for the 2d time in as many professional fights, outboxing Nicaragua’s Byron Castellón in a unanimous determination win Wednesday evening at resort Catalonia Malecon middle in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. ratings were 99-91, 98-92 and 97-ninety three in favor of Rosa, who made his seasoned debut during this very venue lower than two months ago.
Hailed by using promoter Belgica Peña—the riding force of Shuan Boxing—because the subsequent outstanding megastar to return out of Dominican Republic, Rosa can predict to be matched hard each step of ways. The 5’2” southpaw from Santo Domingo outpointed Oscar Bermudez on October 24, eagerly returning to the ring simply seven weeks later to take on a 32-battle veteran in Castellón who fought outdoor of his native Nicaragua for the primary time.
Rosa labored the physique within the early going, touchdown crisp photographs downstairs along with straight left hands out of the southpaw stance. Castellón became inclined to have interaction, taking the combat to the blue chip prospect in circular two and every now and then getting the superior of the action.
because the rounds went on, the supreme skillset of Rosa was on monitor. Rosa bit down and fought when critical, well boxed when there didn’t exist the need to slug it out and in no way wilted no count the power applied with the aid of Castellón.
each fighters were sent to the canvas in the core rounds, even though neither example was ruled a knockdown. Rosa handled the roughhousing smartly, smiling during the competition as he persisted to work the physique and fend off a decided Castellón when there came the deserve to play protection.
Castellón—foremost well-known for his four fights with countryman and former strawweight titlist Byron Rojas—falls to 15-14-3 (2KOs) with the loss, snapping a two combat win streak.
Rosa advances to 2-0 (0KOs) and already eyeing a title battle in 2021 if he gets his means. The aspiring strawweight is aiming to turn into the nation’s first-ever four-division world champion, with plans of successful belts all of the means through junior bantamweight when all is declared and finished.
previous in the night, Luis David Salazar (15-0) outlasted countryman Windry David Martinez (eight-1) in an eight-circular cut up decision win in their battle of unbeaten junior welterweights. Martinez received with the aid of ranking of seventy six-75 on the card of Oscar Peña, overruled by using matching tallies of 78-seventy three grew to become in by way of judges Leonardo Cruz and Eduardo Recio.
both bouts served in helping capacity to Puerto Rico’s Wilfredo Mendez’s strawweight title defense versus Alexis Diaz. The show streamed live on Shuan Boxing’s YouTube channel.
Jake Donovan is a senior author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox