Top Rank Signs Junior-Welterweight Amateur Omar Rosario
Born in the same city that created the legendary Miguel Cotto, Omar Rosario is looking to become the next great Puerto Rican boxer.
It was announced that Top Rank has signed the 22-year-old to a multi-year promotional contract. He will be making his professional debut this Friday, August 21 in Kissimmee, Florida.
“My dream has always been to be promoted by Top Rank, and I am excited that my dreams are coming true,” Rosario said. “I worked extremely hard to get here, and this is a testament to the hard work we do in and out of the ring. I am ready to conquer the boxing world and become Puerto Rico’s next superstar.”
While with the amateurs, Rosario managed to hold a 175-34 amateur record. He won two-fights in 2020, his last fight a unanimous decision win over Vincenzo Mangiacapre. Boxing since the age of seven, Rosario won the 152-pound title during the 2020 Olympic trials. He then signed with VanNewhouse in his attempt to become a pro.
“Omar is an outstanding talent and I’m happy I could fulfill his expectations of aligning him with Top Rank,” said Tim VanNewhouse. Although I had big Olympic hopes for him, I know he is going to have a promising future in the pros.”
An Olympic hopeful, Rosario decided to turn to the pro level when the Olympics were postponed until 2021. Rosario was trained by Cotto’s father and he is currently being trained by Joe Santiago. An opponent for Rosario has not been announced yet.