(WTNH)–He’s back in the ring again. New Haven’s Luis Rosa Jr. last fought in June, a decision that ended in a no contest because his opponent headbutted him. The decision is currently under appeal.
While he waits for a decision, Rosa is preparing to fight Japanese boxer Ryōsuke Iwasa. They get at it on Saturday at Foxwoods.
If Rosa wins, the super bantamweight will get a crack at the IBF title belt. He says he’s gotten over the “no contest” decision.
“I don’t let anger take over in a fight, because you have to be focused. A lot of people think if you get angry, you have more power, but you kind of lose focus, so I go in there with a focused mindset,” Rosa said. “I have a gameplan ready and I go in there to do what my team and my coach wants me to do.”
As for Saturday, Rosa had a prediction.
“It’s a 12-round fight, but we’re going to make short work of him,” he said.
Rosa is 22-0. His opponent is 22-2.