The crowd at the Meadows Casino and Racetrack Events Center located just outside of Pittsburgh may have been overwhelmingly in favor of the hometown fighter, Mark Daley, but at the end of the bout, it was the fans who made the trip from the Youngstown area to root on Danny Rosenberger who were left with reason to celebrate.
Rosenberger, 28, pressed Daley from the opening bell until the final bell of the four-round 154-pound matchup, landing punches from all angles to the body and the head.
Daley, 35, had the advantage in height was never able to use his reach advantage to neutralize the more active Rosenberger, who had three knockdowns that were scored as slips by the referee in charge.
The one punch that Daley, who fell to 3-1-1, managed to land flush late in the third round did nothing but force Rosenberger to shake his head to Daley and the many in attendance who were supporting the hometown product to let them know that the punch had no effect.
Rosenberger, who improved to 3-4-3 with the win, was finally credited with a knockdown at the end of the fight in which the referee seemed to wave off the fight awarding Rosenberger the TKO victory, however, the referee said the bell had run and a decision was put in the hands of the judges who all awarded Rosenberger the victory by a wide margin (40-35, 40-35, 40-36).
"I knew I got it," said Rosenberger when asked if he was nervous when the fight went the scorecards in Daley's backyard. "I felt good, I thought I stopped it at the end and a couple times I felt I had knockdowns and the referees called them a slip for some reason".
Rosenberger, who said he got back to the basics in training to get himself ready not only physically but mentally for this fight said he hopes to be back in the ring in the near future.
"I had to get out of my own head, I had to get my confidence back. I felt good going in and was relaxed", said Rosenberger. "I have to give credit to my trainers Tommy Cordell and Sam Calderon who helped get me ready coming to the gym every day they give up a lot of their own time to come to the gym in Youngstown".
160 Lbs -Scott Perhach (Pittsburgh, PA) TKO, 0:27 Rd. 2 over Erik Plumeri (Lockport, NY)
147 Lbs- Antonio Castillo Jr (Toledo/Canton, OH) TKO, 2:59 Rd. 3 over James Brown (Pittsburgh, PA)
154 Lbs- Danny Rosenberger (Youngstown, OH) UD over Mark Daley (Pittsburgh, PA)
150 Lbs- Jonathan Steele (Dallas, TX) TKO, After 5th Rd over Steven Upsher (Pittsburgh, PA)
135 Lbs- Bill Hutchinson (Pittsburgh, PA) SD over Angel Hernandez (McAllen, TX)