Curtis Stevens the “Cerebral Assassin” who right now is holding a record of 28 wins (21 of which is by way of knockout and 7 decisions) and 5 losses is coming back strong in a ten round middleweight face-off with “The King” James Michael De la Rosa with an amazing record of 23 wins (13 fights is by way of knockout) and 4 losses. Both fighters will be on the Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev undercard fight which will take place at Las Vegas, Nevada’s T-Mobile Arena.
The 31 year old fighter, Steven from Brownsville, Brooklyn will be coming back in the ring on the 7th of May this year. His recent fight with Patrick Teixeira, who is an undefeated Brazilian prospect which was stopped in the second round that made Steven the victor of the fight catapulted his career back in to the rankings. It was an HBO PPV fight undercard of Khan-Canelo which Stevens’ wit and power in the ring was highlighted making him on top of all four sanctioning ranking bodies counting in both WBC and IBF’s top ten ratings. Such momentum shouldn’t be stopped as Stevens wanted to secure another opportunity of the middleweight title.
On the other hand, the Mexican boxer James “the King” De la Rosa who have had his recent win over Alfredo Angulo, a former title contender, suffered a unanimous decision upset during the Maidana-Mayweather undercard fight. Although De la Rosa had a double-back loss prior to his recent win, he is still determined to be in his toes and be back on the winning trail. There will be tune-up fights happening as well to keep “the King” in his great physique and tip-top shape.
During the course of both fighter’s training up to their fight, Stevens the “Cerebral Assassin” is more thankful enough that a fighter, De la Rosa, still wanted to take the opportunity and fight over the title. Steven is feeling confident to this fight that he will be at its best. David Jackson who is right now Steven’s trainer can feel his fighter’s excitement and happiness that he will be stepping back in the ring a get another shot. The world distinguished trainer and former world champion self-assureds that November 19 will be a very big fight and De la Rosa will definitely feel Stevens’ presence in the ring.
The fight will be a big event and will determine as well both fighter’s standing not just in the ring but in the totality of the event. De la Rosa’s manager Adrian Clark is confident about his fighter’s ability to put an upset to Stevens’ dominance in the ring, however, his Mexican fighter should not be complacent during the fight and should be cautious at all times since Stevens is considered a very deadly fighter.
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