GABRIEL ROSADO sprung a huge upset when he sensationally knocked out previously unbeaten Bektemir Melikuziev.
The super-middleweight bout was on the undercard of Jaime Munguia’s WBO Intercontinental middleweight title defence against Kamil Szeremeta.
Melikuziev, who won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics, was as short as 1-25 with some bookies to continue his undefeated streak.
Veteran Rosado was a 9/1 shot for the upset.
But the fight was all over in the third round when Rosado landed a huge right that flattened Melikuziev.
There was no need for the referee to count as the 25-year-old Uzbekistan boxer was spark out.
It led to wild scenes at the Don Haskins Center, El Paso as Rosado gave his career a huge shot in the arm.
Melikuziev had stopped all six of his opponents before meeting wily veteran Rosado.
And it was the 35-year-old’s night as he delivered a sensational KO success.
Rosado has lost 13 of his 40 fights, some of those coming against the likes of Gennady Golovkin, Brit Martin Murray and former WBA middleweight world champ Daniel Jacobs.
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And the Pennsylvanian will be hoping he might yet get another shot at a world title himself.
The KO was shared by DAZN on Twitter.
Frank Warren’s media man Dev Sahni tweeted: “Rosado ain’t read no script!”
Another fight fan posted: “Displayed pure veteran tactics. Weathered the storm, stayed calm. Great shot.”
And the general consensus was that it was just what Rosado ‘deserved’ as he ‘never ducks anybody’.