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Jeison Rosario Fights
WIN vs Julian Williams 27-2-1
Jan 18, 2020 • The
Julian Williams LOSES to Jeison Rosario by TKO in Round 4 of 12
WIN vs Jorge Cota 30-4-0
Apr 20, 2019 • Dignity Health Sports Park , Carson, California, USA
Jorge Cota LOSES to Jeison Rosario by SD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Juan Carlos Rodriguez 16-1-0
Nov 30, 2018 • Hotel Dominican Fiesta, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jeison Rosario WINS against Juan Carlos Rodriguez by KO in Round 3 of 10
Win vs Salim Larbi 20-7-2
Sep 08, 2017 • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Jeison Rosario WINS against Salim Larbi by TKO in Round 5 of 8
Win vs David Nunez 5-0-0
Jun 24, 2017 • Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jeison Rosario WINS against David Nunez by TKO in Round 2 of 6
LOSS vs Nathaniel Gallimore 21-4-1
Apr 29, 2017 • Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Nathaniel Gallimore WINS against Jeison Rosario by TKO in Round 6 of 10
Win vs Carlos Rafael Cruz 17-0-0
Sep 23, 2016 • Salon de Eventos P. C. Sambil, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jeison Rosario WINS against Carlos Rafael Cruz by KO in Round 2 of 10
Win vs Rafael Lorenzo 7-0-0
Apr 15, 2016 • Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jeison Rosario WINS against Rafael Lorenzo by TKO in Round 2 of 10
Win vs Euri Gonzalez 24-3-1
Nov 19, 2015 • Salón la Fiesta, Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jeison Rosario WINS against Euri Gonzalez by TKO in Round 3 of 9
Win vs Rafael Lorenzo 1-5-0
Apr 18, 2015 • Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jeison Rosario WINS against Rafael Lorenzo by KO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Jose Vidal Soto 25-17-2
Nov 29, 2014 • Polideportivo, Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic
Jeison Rosario WINS against Jose Vidal Soto by TKO in Round 2 of 10
Win vs Rafael De la Cruz 3-64-0
Sep 27, 2014 • Coliseo Pedro Julio Nolasco, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Jeison Rosario WINS against Rafael De la Cruz by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Joselito Del Rosario 2-63-0
Jul 26, 2014 • Club María Auxiliadora, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jeison Rosario WINS against Joselito Del Rosario by DQ in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Raidy Martinez 0-5-0
Feb 02, 2014 • Polideportivo, Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic
Jeison Rosario WINS against Raidy Martinez by DQ in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Franklin Frias 4-26-3
Dec 16, 2013 • Casa de Los Clubes, Villa Juana, Dominican Republic
Jeison Rosario WINS against Franklin Frias by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Alexis Rafael Castillo Sanchez 0-24-0
Sep 28, 2013 • Bánica, Dominican Republic
Jeison Rosario WINS against Alexis Rafael Castillo Sanchez by KO in Round 3 of 6
Win vs Victor Moya 0-0-0
Aug 09, 2013 • Club Luperon, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jeison Rosario WINS against Victor Moya by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Confesor Guzman 2-12-0
May 18, 2013 • Club Mauricio Baez, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jeison Rosario WINS against Confesor Guzman by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Jeison Rosario Bio
The 24-year-old Dominican-born Rosario, who now fights out of Miami, shocked the world on January 18, 2020, taking on unified 154-pound World Champion Julian Williams in Williams' hometown of Philadelphia and stopping him in five rounds to become the new world champion.
BORN TO BE A FIGHTER
Nicknamed “Banana,” Jeison Rosario received the moniker during his youth in the Dominican Republic for his punching power. In Rosario’s culture, boxers, like baseball players, are assumed to have been granted their prowess from the number of bananas they consume.
That power was evident over the course of Rosario’s initial four professional bouts in 2013, the first three being stoppages in the first, second and third rounds against Confesor Guzman (May 18), Victor Moya (August 9) and Alexis Rafael Castillo Sanchez (September 28).
Rosario scored a knockdown in the fourth and final round of a decision against Franklin Frias on December 16, 2013, went 3-0 (2 KOs) in 2014, and scored first- and third-round knockouts in 2015 opposite Rafael Lorenzo (April 18) and Euri Gonzalez (November 19).
Previously undefeated fighters Rafael Lorenzo (April 15) and Carlos Rafael Cruz (September 23) fell in 2016 to Rosario via second-round TKO and KO, respectively.
On April 29, 2017, Rosario took on the hard-hitting Nathaniel Gallimore at Sam's Town Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gallimore had simply too much that night, flooring Rosario three times in the sixth to induce the stoppage. Rosario would bounce back with two consecutive wins before settling for a six-round draw versus Mark Anthony Hernandez in February 2018.
On May 26, 2018, Rosario stepped up versus the formidable Justin Deloatch at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi. He looked much improved, dropping Deloatch in the sixth and again in the 10th to win a comfortable unanimous decision. Cards read 97-91, 96-93 and 96-92.
Rosario continued to soar, winning a 10-round unanimous decision over previously-unbeaten Jamontay Clark in August 2018, and then returning to his native Dominican Republic on November 30 to stop Juan Carlos Rodriguez in three rounds.
On February 23, 2019, Rosario took on Mark Anthony Hernandez at the Minneapolis Armory; a rematch of their 2018 six-round draw. Hernandez was no match this time as Rosario stopped him in nine.
The win set up a big test versus veteran slugger Jorge Cota on April 20, 2019, at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. It was a slugfest from the opening bell. Rosario had a little more in his tank, winning a 10-round split decision.
“I learned a lot from my first defeat,” said Rosario. “It will never happen again.”
A WIN FOR THE AGES
Rosario was on fire, but few foresaw what would occur next. On January 18, 2020, Rosario took on WBA/IBF Unified World Super Welterweight Champion Julian Williams at the Liacouras Center Philadelphia. Williams was considered the man in the stacked 154-pound division and a heavy favorite over Rosario.
It didn't appear that way once the bell rang.
Rosario took the fight to the champ, working behind a stiff jab and landing heavy shots to the body. Williams responded with hard rights of his own but Rosario was unmoved.
In the opening minute of the fifth, Williams came forward and backed Rosario into the ropes. But Rosario unfurled a left hook that buckled him. Sensing Williams was in trouble, Rosario pursued Williams who stumbled to the mat. Referee Benjy Esteves generously called it a slip, giving Williams some time to recover. Rosario continued his assault, landing a right uppercut and then a left hook, forcing Esteves to wisely step in and stop it at 1:37 of the fifth round.
“I’m so emotional in this moment right now,” Rosario said. “When I lost my last fight, I said I will never lose again until I become champion of the world and that’s what happened tonight. I came prepared. I knew before the fight that I was going to win it.
“I didn’t see my family and all I did was train. The main motivation are my children.”