Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Double Trouble: Rosta Ready for MMA and Boxing Return

Dalton Rosta likes to fight and he doesn't care if it's in a cage, or in a ring.

Rosta, 22, who hails from New Castle, Pennsylvania starred in football and wrestling in high school before wrestling at the collegiate level.

His football and wrestling careers might be nothing more than a recent memory but Rosta still carries those physical and athletic traits with him as an undefeated MMA and amateur boxer.

With his amateur MMA record sitting at 5-0, Rosta is currently ranked #1 in Ohio and #2 in the whole midwest at light heavyweight.

The cage isn't the only place where Rosta is perfect as he is 4-0 as an amateur heavyweight boxer.

Though Rosta has looked invincible in the cage with all his wins coming by way of knockout, his career has recently suffered a minor setback in the form of an injury. 

"I had knee surgery back in May which put me out of the Golden Gloves as well", said Rosta.  "Back in February, I tore my meniscus in three places and was told I needed surgery but I had a fight for a title in March for the Pinnacle FC so I decided to postpone the surgery so I fought in that fight with a torn meniscus".

With knee surgery behind him and his training once again at a full go, Rosta is excited to get back into the cage and the ring.

Rosta will first climb into the cage for the first ever Made Men Promotions MMA event being held at the Rivers Casino on July 14th as he will be taking on 32-year-old Devon Williams (4-0) of Philadelphia for the Made Men Promotions light heavyweight championship belt.

Though Williams might have an unblemished record, Rosta sees this as more of an opportunity than a reason for concern. 

"It feels a lot better than most fights against somebody who already has some losses," said Rosta.  "You go into the fight knowing this guy hasn't been beaten but once you beat him your the first person to do it".

Following his battle in the cage at the Rivers Casino, Rosta will go back into boxing mode as will once again make the trip to Pittsburgh to fight at the Meadows Casino in a Pro-Am event on August 4th.

Despite not being in the boxing ring as much as he has been in the cage lately, Rosta attributes his boxing ability to a great portion of his success in MMA.

"I'm not much of a kicker.  I practice my kicks but as far as my MMA fights I haven't even thrown one kick and haven't needed to so I've pretty much have taken everyone out with my hands and my wrestling", said Rosta when asked how boxing helps him in the cage.

Though Rosta is currently participating in both of the two main combat sports one thing is for certain,  this kid is going to be a household name in the near future no matter which path he ultimately follows.


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