Gabriel Rosado (20-5, 12 KO) is the junior middleweight division's 26-year-old best kept secret. After a series of tough challenges, the young challenger is ready for a championship battle.
One champ of interest is 21-year-old WBC champ Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (40-0-1, 29 KO).
After speaking to Mr. Rosado's strength and conditioning coach Jason Sargus of the famous Brazen Boxing & MMA gym in Philadelphia and seeing the type of rigorous and unique brand of training Rosado is put through, Alvarez would be put through the stiffest test of his career.
While Canelo is a talented fighter and a bold, young and exciting force in the sport, Rosado has had to take a much harder road to get to where he is now.
Canelo's been on a search for a big test of his skills in selecting the likes of James Kirkland (31-1, 27 KO), Paul Williams (41-2, 27 KO) and Victor Ortiz (29-4-2, 22 KO) before injuries canceled those bouts.
If Canelo still wants to face a stiff test of where he truly is on the world level, he needs to face Rosado. Here's five reasons Canelo vs. Rosado must happen in boxing.