Rosado Reconsiders Dec. 8 Bout vs. Ayala

Ariel Shnerer / October 25, 2012 - 11:19pm

One day after a junior middleweight bout between Gabriel Rosado and Elvin Ayala was announced for the Dec. 8 edition of NBC Sports Network Fight Night, Rosado has reconsidered the bout after consulting with his trainer.

Rosado is awaiting IBF champion Cornelius Bundrage‘s next move before committing to another fight.

Full press release below:

Number one rated junior middleweight Gabriel Rosado did an about face today, and decided to withdraw 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. 8 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.