Golden Boy Promotions will feature a 12-round middleweight slugfest between contenders David Lemieux and Gabriel Rosado from the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. David Lemieux vs Gabriel Rosado Betting Odds have Lemieux as a 2 to 1 favorite with even action on both fighters. Lemieux, 32-2, 30 KO’s, has worked his way back into the top-10 with seven straight wins, six coming by way of knockout. The gatekeeper, Rosado, 21-8, 13 KO’s, has fought a who’s who of middleweight contenders and has a decided edge in experience over Lemieux. Which one of these bombers can dish out more punishment? Our Expert Boxing Predictions panel broke down the HBO Boxing main event. David Lemieux vs Gabriel Rosado Betting Odds have Rosado as a +195 underdog (Bet $100 to win $195) at BOVADA.LV
Expert Boxing Predictions Analysis: This should be an all-out war with both fighters known for their ability to slug it out in the trenches. Lemieux is the heavier puncher and the naturally bigger fighter but our handicappers like the iron-willed Philly native Rosado. The Canadian bomber Lemieux is hittable and must be set to unload his huge left hook. Rosado has a higher degree of boxing science and should be able to keep the stocky brawler turning with footwork and angles. When Rosado decides to mix it up his cast-iron jaw should serve him well. David Lemieux vs Gabriel Rosado Betting Odds Moneyline has Lemieux -230 moneyline
Rosado is a throwback fighter that takes on all comers and he has been tested against the best. Rosado’s Achilles heal has been his susceptibility to cuts but the bomber from Montreal will not be able to walk through the game Puerto Rican. Lemieux’s glossy record is mostly built against light competition and he was taken the distance three fights ago against a journeyman. Rosado only loses to A-level competition and has a few more wrinkles to his game than the pure puncher. Bet the purple-hearted underdog Rosado to win the N.A.B.F. strap on HBO Boxing.
Expert Boxing Predictions Play: Gabriel Rosado +195 at BOVADA.LV
David Lemieux vs Gabriel Rosado Tale-Of-The-Tape
Wt.160 (173 est.)/159.5 (175)