Ali Akhmedov defeats veteran Gabriel Rosado by shutout decision

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Ali Akhmedov gave veteran opponent Gabriel Rosado a boxing lesson on the Canelo Alvarez-Gennadiy Golovkin card Saturday in Las Vegas.

The super middleweight contender from Kazakhstan used a consistent jab and hard, accurate combinations to pick Rosado apart from beginning to end and win a shutout decision in a 10-round bout.

And Akhmedov (19-1, 14 KOs) took little punishment himself by using his legs to get out of Rosado’s range after inflicting damage.

The stablemate of Golovkin never seriously hurt Rosado (26-16-1, 15 KOs) but he gave the 36-year-old Philadelphia fighter a good beating by the end of the one-sided bout.

All three judges had Akhmedov winning 100-90, 10 rounds to none.

Of course, the gritty Rosado never stopped trying to reverse the momentum with a well-timed power shot. It just never happened, which left him with one of the most conclusive losses of his career.

Akhmedov has now won three consecutive fights since he was stopped by Carlos Gongora in the 12th and final round of a fight he was winning in 2020.

Rosado has lost three consecutive fights since his upset third-round knockout of prospect Bektemir Melikuziev in June 2021. He could be facing retirement.

Story originally appeared on Boxing Junkie