Rosado vs Golovkin Betting Line

Published on January 18th, 2013 1:07 pm EST

Gabriel Rosado will attempt to do the near-impossible (at least in the eyes of Las Vegas bookmakers) and beat Gennady Golovkin this Saturday to claim both the WBA World Middleweight and IBO Middleweight titles.

Rosado and Golovkin will be fighting under the brightest of lights on Saturday night, as the fight will be hosted by Madison Square Garden and will be broadcast on HBO. That is one of the biggest possible platforms for Rosado and Golovkin to be fighting on - the big question is, can Rosado pull off the upset and shock the world?

Golovkin possesses amazing power in his hands, and Rosado will need to stay far away from Golovkin's power shots if he hopes to win this fight. Golovkin possesses a perfect 24-0-0 record, with 21 of his wins coming via knockout. Golovkin has been a wrecking ball as of late, knocking out his last 10 opponents in a row. That's impressive.

Rosado, on the other hand, has a less impressive record of 21-5-0. Rosado has been a "late bloomer", winning his last seven fights in a row after getting his career off to a sluggish start.

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In the eyes of Las Vegas oddsmakers, Gabriel Rosado is the sacrificial lamb that is being fed to Gennady Golovkin. The general consensus is that Golovkin will score a flashy knockout and increase his notoriety in front of a national audience on HBO.

Here are the current betting odds for this fight:

Gabriel Rosado, +800
Gennady Golovkin, -1667

As you can see, Rosado is a longshot to win this fight.

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