MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (June 30, 2016)– The main event between undefeated New Haven super bantamweight Luis “KO King” Rosa, Jr. and former world title challenger Luis “Barcelo” Hinojosa ended in a “no contest” after one round last night in the latest installment of Broadway Boxing, presented by DiBella Entertainment, at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Rosa (22-0, 10 KOs), rated No. 10 by the IBF and No. 12 by the WBC, was terribly disappointed by the stoppage decision, which was the result of a serious cut over Dominican Hinojosa’s right eye, ruled from an unintentional head butt.
In the opening round, Rosa dominated with powerful body punches, and it appeared to be only a matter of time before Hinojosa (28-9, 17 KOs) went to sleep.
“I felt that I dominated the fight and it was going to end sooner or later,” Rosa noted in his post-fight interview. “I hit him with a right hand (causing the cut) and I don’t agree with the decision (that it was from a head butt). He quit! I want to fight the best, whoever my promoter (Lou DiBella) chooses to put me in with next.”
BY: BOB TRIEGER/DIBELLA