How Has Jeison Rosario Handled Training During Pandemic?
Jeison Rosario has revealed whether or not training during the pandemic served as a hindrance.
Rosario is the WBA (Super) and IBF Light-Middleweight Champion. He’ll put his gold on the line against Jermell Charlo, who is putting his WBC Title up for grabs. The title unification bout will be a part of a doubleheader on Showtime pay-per-view. Jermell’s brother Jermall will put his WBC Middleweight Championship on the line against Sergiy Derevyanchenko on the same card.
During an interview with BoxingScene.com, Rosario explained why he actually found training during the COVID-19 pandemic to be beneficial.
“To be honest, it’s been easier to train during the pandemic. We’ve been able to concentrate more on just preparing for this fight. With so many things shut down, there isn’t anything we can do anyway other than train and quarantine.
“When I came to training camp, I wasn’t interested in anything besides preparing to beat Jermell Charlo. It’s been easier to train without any distractions. The only places I am able to go anyway are to the gym and then back to the house. Nothing else interests me.”
Rosario is coming off a fifth-round TKO victory over Julian Williams to capture the WBA (Super) and IBF gold. It was considered an upset victory as Williams was coming off a huge unanimous decision win over Jarrett Hurd.
Charlo has only suffered one loss in his pro boxing career. That was a unanimous decision defeat to Tony Harrison back on December 22, 2018. Charlo avenged the loss on December 21, 2019, scoring a TKO in the 11th round.