Friday, March 16, 2018

Home Sweet Home: Rosenberger Ready for First Pro Fight in Youngstown

Danny Rosenberger getting some work in with
Zack Page at Downtown Boxing Club.
It's hard to believe that one of the most experienced pro fighters in the Youngstown area with 8 bouts on his resume has yet to fight in his own backyard.

Next Saturday, Danny Rosenberger will finally get the chance to enter the ring as a professional in the Mahoning Valley.

"It feels great to finally be fighting back in Youngstown," said Rosenberger.  "The last time I fought here was as an amateur in January of 2015".

Rosenberger, 27, who trains at Downtown Boxing Club will look to use the fuel of the hometown crowd in his corner to get back in the win column after losing a 4-round decision his last time out to Justin Steave at Mountaineer in February, a match that featured a very entertaining fourth round.

"I knew going into my last fight that he pressed his opponents a lot but with me, he sat back.  I'm not sure if he felt my power early but he didn't come forward like he usually does," said Rosenberger of his bout with Steave.

With his record standing at 2-4-2, Rosenberger is looking for a good matchup at the Palermo Center on March 24th against Jauvan John (2-4) of Brooklyn, NY.

"We have the same record, I have two draws but we have a very similar resume and we've both fought good competition so it should be a great fight".

Rosenberger will be fighting a little heavier this bout at 158-pounds but he feels training this time around has gone better than his preparation for Steave this past winter.

"I'm back to work so I'm getting to the gym at the same times and not laying around all day and so I'm being active during the day", said Rosenberger of his preparations for this bout.  

"Tom [Cordell] is working me really hard and we've added some new things in and Sammy [Calderone] is pushing me really hard and my dad Rusty has been coming down and helping and making me do things I usually don't do".

Following this fight, Rosenberger will waste no time getting back in the gym as he is slated to take on Mark Daley of Pittsburgh on May 19th at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington, PA.

"Staying busy is how you stay young in this sport" said Rosenberger about his staying active in the ring.

Details for the remaining matches on the card are close to being finalized after some injuries and pullouts have caused some changes to the scheduled bout sheet.  We will have details posted once everything is finalized.

General admission tickets for March 24th cost $25 and are available by stopping in at Southside Boxing Club on Market Street Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30.  Tickets will also be available at the door. 


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