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Roman-Rosado collide 2/27

Junior middleweight Saul Roman, of Tijuana, Mexico, and Gabriel Rosado, of Philadelphia, PA, collide in a scheduled 10-round match Saturday evening, Feb. 27, at Bally’s Atlantic City. The Roman-Rosado fight will be the semifinal to the 10-round main event which features Mike Jones, of Philadelphia, PA, making the fourth defense of his North American Boxing Association (NABA) welterweight title against Henry Bruseles, of Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

Both fights will be televised live, beginning at 9pm EST by both Fox Sports Espanol, Fox Sports Net (FSN) and its regional affiliates as part of the Top Rank Live series, which will air three times per month.

Roman, 29, turned pro in 2000. He has won his last three fights and boasts a 31-5 record with 26 knockouts. He has beaten ex-IBF junior middleweight champ Kassim Ouma as well as Yori Boy Campas and Jose Varela. He also dropped a 10-round decision to current WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman in the latter’s backyard of Brooklyn, NY.

Rosado, 24, is (13-4, 8 KOs), and comes here off an impressive seventh-round knockout over fellow-Philadelphian Latif Mundy in his last fight Nov. 7 in the same ring.

A pro since 2006, Rosado also holds a win over Ouma and tough losses to contenders Alfredo Angulo and Fernando Guerrero.

An interesting six-round contest features Ossie Duran, of Paterson, NJ, against Jamaal Davis, of Philadelphia, PA, in a six-round junior middleweight bout.

Duran, 32, is originally from Ghana. His record is (23-8-2, 9 KOs), and he boxed some of the best, including Guerrero, David Lopez and James Kirkland, all decision losses. He also boxed a draw with Eromosele Albert.

Davis, 28, is (11-5, 6 KOs), and he has won four of his last five fights.

Four additional bouts complete the card, which begins at 8pm. The show is being promoted by Top Rank, Inc., in association with Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc.

Tickets priced at $50 and $75 are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-7000). They also can be purchased online at and at

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