Jeison Rosario

“Banana”

RECORD

20 - 2 - 1

KOs

14

Weight 153 lbs (69.55 kg)

Age 25

Home Miami, Florida, USA 

Complete Stats

The 25-year-old Dominican-born Rosario, who now fights out of Miami, has emerged as a major player in the 154-division, having once held two world titles. Read Bio

Last Fight

loss vs Jermell Charlo

Sep 26, 2020 / Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut

Jeison Rosario was game but fell short to Jermell Charlo in a bout for three 154-pound world titles on SHOWTIME pay-per-view.

Latest News

Jeison Rosario News
Sep 27, 2020 / Charlo vs Rosario, Nery vs Alameda, Roman vs Payano, Charlo vs Derevyanchenko, Figueroa vs Vazquez, Casimero vs Micah, Jermall Charlo, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Brandon Figueroa, Jermell Charlo, Jeison Rosario, Luis Nery, Daniel Roman, Juan Carlos Payano

The Charlo Twins Notch Big Wins on an Epic Night of Boxing

Facing career-defining bouts, the brothers shined on the biggest of stages, turning in the finest performances of their respective careers Saturday night on SHOWTIME PPV.

PBC Boxing Video
Sep 24, 2020 / Charlo vs Rosario, Jeison Rosario

Jeison Rosario is Living a Vision

The WBA/IBF World 154-pound Champion says his improvements will surprise fans--and WBC Champion Jermell Charlo when they meet in a historic showdown this Saturday on SHOWTIME PPV.

PBC Boxing Video
Sep 16, 2020 / Charlo vs Rosario, The PBC Podcast, Jeison Rosario

This Week on The PBC Podcast: Jeison Rosario Says It's His Time

The WBA, IBF World Super Welterweight Champion says his time is now as he looks to upset the odds again when he faces WBC Champion Jermell Charlo in a blockbuster unification Saturday, September 26 on SHOWTIME.

Fights

Jeison Rosario Fights

LOSS vs Jermell Charlo 34-1-0

Sep 26, 2020 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut

Jermell Charlo WINS against Jeison Rosario by KO in Round 8 of 12

WIN vs Julian Williams 27-2-1

Jan 18, 2020 The

Julian Williams LOSES to Jeison Rosario by TKO in Round 4 of 12

WIN vs Jorge Cota 30-4-0

Apr 20, 2019 Dignity Health Sports Park , Carson, California, USA

Jorge Cota LOSES to Jeison Rosario by SD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Juan Carlos Rodriguez 16-1-0

Nov 30, 2018 Hotel Dominican Fiesta, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Jeison Rosario WINS against Juan Carlos Rodriguez by KO in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Salim Larbi 20-7-2

Sep 08, 2017 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Jeison Rosario WINS against Salim Larbi by TKO in Round 5 of 8

Win vs David Nunez 5-0-0

Jun 24, 2017 Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Jeison Rosario WINS against David Nunez by TKO in Round 2 of 6

LOSS vs Nathaniel Gallimore 21-5-1

Apr 29, 2017 Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Nathaniel Gallimore WINS against Jeison Rosario by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Carlos Rafael Cruz 17-0-0

Sep 23, 2016 Salon de Eventos P. C. Sambil, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Jeison Rosario WINS against Carlos Rafael Cruz by KO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Rafael Lorenzo 7-0-0

Apr 15, 2016 Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Jeison Rosario WINS against Rafael Lorenzo by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Euri Gonzalez 24-3-1

Nov 19, 2015 Salón la Fiesta, Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Jeison Rosario WINS against Euri Gonzalez by TKO in Round 3 of 9

Win vs Rafael Lorenzo 1-5-0

Apr 18, 2015 Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Jeison Rosario WINS against Rafael Lorenzo by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Jose Vidal Soto 25-17-2

Nov 29, 2014 Polideportivo, Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic

Jeison Rosario WINS against Jose Vidal Soto by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Rafael De la Cruz 3-64-0

Sep 27, 2014 Coliseo Pedro Julio Nolasco, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Jeison Rosario WINS against Rafael De la Cruz by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Joselito Del Rosario 2-63-0

Jul 26, 2014 Club María Auxiliadora, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Jeison Rosario WINS against Joselito Del Rosario by DQ in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Raidy Martinez 0-5-0

Feb 02, 2014 Polideportivo, Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic

Jeison Rosario WINS against Raidy Martinez by DQ in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Franklin Frias 4-26-3

Dec 16, 2013 Casa de Los Clubes, Villa Juana, Dominican Republic

Jeison Rosario WINS against Franklin Frias by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Alexis Rafael Castillo Sanchez 0-24-0

Sep 28, 2013 Bánica, Dominican Republic

Jeison Rosario WINS against Alexis Rafael Castillo Sanchez by KO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Victor Moya 0-0-0

Aug 09, 2013 Club Luperon, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Jeison Rosario WINS against Victor Moya by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Confesor Guzman 2-12-0

May 18, 2013 Club Mauricio Baez, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Jeison Rosario WINS against Confesor Guzman by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Jeison Rosario “Banana”

  • WINS 20
  • LOSSES 2
  • DRAWS 1
  • KOs 14

Weight 153 lbs (69.55 kg)

Height 5'11" (1.8 m)

Reach 70" (178 cm)

  • Born

    April 07, 1995
  • Age

    25
  • Country

    Dominican Republic
  • Born in

    Santo Domingo, FL
  • Trains in

    Miami, FL
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    99
  • KO Percentage

    60.87%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Jeison Rosario Bio

The 24-year-old Dominican-born Rosario, who now fights out of Miami, shocked the world on January 18, 2020, stopping unified 154-pound World Champion Julian Williams in five rounds to become the new world champion. Now a former titles, he remains one of the biggest punchers in the sport.

BORN TO BE A FIGHTER

Nicknamed “Banana,” Jeison Rosario received the moniker during his youth in the Dominican Republic for his punching power. In Rosario’s culture, boxers, like baseball players, are assumed to have been granted their prowess from the number of bananas they consume.

That power was evident over the course of Rosario’s initial four professional bouts in 2013, the first three being stoppages in the first, second and third rounds against Confesor Guzman (May 18), Victor Moya (August 9) and Alexis Rafael Castillo Sanchez (September 28).

Rosario scored a knockdown in the fourth and final round of a decision against Franklin Frias on December 16, 2013, went 3-0 (2 KOs) in 2014, and scored first- and third-round knockouts in 2015 opposite Rafael Lorenzo (April 18) and Euri Gonzalez (November 19).

Previously undefeated fighters Rafael Lorenzo (April 15) and Carlos Rafael Cruz (September 23) fell in 2016 to Rosario via second-round TKO and KO, respectively.

Rosario vs. Hernandez 2: February 23, 2019

OVERCOMING SETBACKS

On April 29, 2017, Rosario took on the hard-hitting Nathaniel Gallimore at Sam's Town Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gallimore had simply too much that night, flooring Rosario three times in the sixth to induce the stoppage. Rosario would bounce back with two consecutive wins before settling for a six-round draw versus Mark Anthony Hernandez in February 2018.

On May 26, 2018, Rosario stepped up versus the formidable Justin Deloatch at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi. He looked much improved, dropping Deloatch in the sixth and again in the 10th to win a comfortable unanimous decision. Cards read 97-91, 96-93 and 96-92. 

Rosario continued to soar, winning a 10-round unanimous decision over previously-unbeaten Jamontay Clark in August 2018, and then returning to his native Dominican Republic on November 30 to stop Juan Carlos Rodriguez in three rounds. 

On February 23, 2019, Rosario took on Mark Anthony Hernandez at the Minneapolis Armory; a rematch of their 2018 six-round draw. Hernandez was no match this time as Rosario stopped him in nine. 

The win set up a big test versus veteran slugger Jorge Cota on April 20, 2019, at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. It was a slugfest from the opening bell. Rosario had a little more in his tank, winning a 10-round split decision.

“I learned a lot from my first defeat,” said Rosario. “It will never happen again.”

 

Williams vs. Rosario: January 18, 2020

A WIN FOR THE AGES

Rosario was on fire, but few foresaw what would occur next. On January 18, 2020, Rosario took on WBA/IBF Unified World Super Welterweight Champion Julian Williams at the Liacouras Center Philadelphia. Williams was considered the man in the stacked 154-pound division and a heavy favorite over Rosario. 

It didn't appear that way once the bell rang.

Rosario took the fight to the champ, working behind a stiff jab and landing heavy shots to the body. Williams responded with hard rights of his own but Rosario was unmoved. 

In the opening minute of the fifth, Williams came forward and backed Rosario into the ropes. But Rosario unfurled a left hook that buckled him. Sensing Williams was in trouble, Rosario pursued Williams who stumbled to the mat. Referee Benjy Esteves generously called it a slip, giving Williams some time to recover. Rosario continued his assault, landing a right uppercut and then a left hook, forcing Esteves to wisely step in and stop it at 1:37 of the fifth round. 

“I’m so emotional in this moment right now,” Rosario said. “When I lost my last fight, I said I will never lose again until I become champion of the world and that’s what happened tonight. I came prepared. I knew before the fight that I was going to win it.

“I didn’t see my family and all I did was train. The main motivation are my children.”

Rosario returned to the ring on September 26, 2020, versus WBC counterpart Jermell Charlo in a world title unification bout. Rosario had his moments but it wasn't to be as Charlo won via eighth-round KO.