In the Phone Booth with Michelle Rosado

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By: @medafORACLE

Legendary. Rare. Beautifully elegant. Forever searched for but never found. Since antiquity such words have been used to describe this creature. Often when said word (creature) is heard, humanity’s thoughts often travel to a descriptive world of words such as “Ugly”, deformed, or an abomination but; never have these words been used to describe a Unicorn. A non “scientific” definition of a unicorn is a female every man searches for. Beauty. Brains. Sane. Funny. Hard working. Loyal and in my case…..a boxing head. As bearer of good news and history, I am here to tell the fellas they do exist! And I had the pleasure to talk to one. Ladies and gentleman, I bring you; Michelle Rosado better known as Raging Babe. Let’s step “In The Phone Booth…….

 

@medafORACLE : Michelle, welcome to the phone booth! Its more than an honor to have you join us. For those who dont know who you are, introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself; where you come from and what you stand for, hopes, dreams, blood type, bra size……juuuust kidding. Who is Michelle Rosado a.k.a. Raging Babe?

@M_RagingBabe : Well, “Michelle Rosado” is a full-time engineer and a full-time boxing enthusiast. I wear many different hats. I work with various boxers, promoters, and managers. I provide branding, marketing, media relations, and financial acquisition services. A “Raging Babe” is a lover, fighter, and a survivor. She is ambitious, passionate, strong, and determined.

 

@medafORACLE : So when did you first fall in love with boxing?

@M_RagingBabe : I tell people that it was Mike Tyson who grabbed my attention. He was a character. He was intimidating. He was controversial. You never knew what was going to come out his mouth or what he would do in the ring. But, I fell IN LOVE with boxing in the mid-90s when Felix “Tito”Trinidad really hit the scene. His pride, heart, passion, and charisma were undeniable and captivating.

 

@medafORACLE : You have an online store with boxing gear and novelties. How did that come about and what sparked the idea?

@M_RagingBabe : Women love boxing and are just as addicted to boxing as men however; it was always difficult to find cute boxing tees and tanks for women. There is a void for everyday boxing apparel in general. My creative juices started flowing and about a year later, we have a shop at www.ragingbabe.com!

 

@medafORACLE : Alright, so; here “In the Phone Booth” I like to bridge the gap of music and boxing. What are you riding to in the whip right now?

@M_RagingBabe : I keep it old school. Today’s music gives me headaches and I’m not sure what the heck they are talking about. I’m still rocking out to old NAS, Biggie, Jay-Z, Big Pun, DMX. Old school salsa too such as Hector Lavoe, Jerry Rivera, and Marc Anthony. I also listen to Jasmine Sullivan, Alicia Keys, John Legend, and Musiq Soulchild on the regular.

 

@medafORACLE : Music is often known for triggering emotion, good or bad and connecting us to memory. What song reminds you of your favorite boxing moment?

@M_RagingBabe : Has to be “Twinz.” Big Pun and Fat Joe rapped that live for Tito Trinidad at the Garden. That same night, Oscar De La Hoya came out to “Bailamos” by Enrique Iglesias. Now that was funny!

 

@medafORACLE : Ironically I like “Bailamos”….horrible song to come out to though. In Hip Hop it used to be all about the skill. Today things have changed though. Out of today’s boxers from a skill set perspective, who would you say is the “Plies” of boxing today?

@M_RagingBabe : K9

 

@medafORACLE : Pretty accurate! Ok, if K9 is Plies, who would Andre Ward be?

@M_RagingBabe : Currently, he’d be NAS. Flow for days, almost effortlessly, nobody can touch him, but unfortunately  can be inactive in the game.

 

@medafORACLE : Every era of Hip Hop has had a super group being it was a super producer and emcee duo or a gang of dope emcees in one group from Sugar Hill Gang to Outkast to Wu-Tang to now currently, Slaughter House. If you were a boxer and could create a “super group” for your corner and team, who would it be?

@M_RagingBabe : Nacho, Ann Wolfe, and Mike Rodriguez (on the cuts). My manager would be the first lady of boxing, Jackie Kallen and Bruce Trampler would match my fights.

 

@medafORACLE : Now from what I understand, you’re a reality TV fan. Ok, imagine they made a “Real Boxers Of Vegas” show. Give me a group of fighters who would make you want to watch it.

@M_RagingBabe : Brandon Rios, Danny Garcia, Amir Khan, Victor Ortiz, Gabriel Rosado, Deontay Wilder, Roy Jones, and Keith Thurman. That show would win an Emmy!

 

@medafORACLE : I would without a doubt watch that show! I would throw Paulie Malignaggi on the scene too. So let’s say we live in a perfect world where you could be doing anything you want in the sport of boxing, what would it be?

@M_RagingBabe : I’d love to take Raging Babe Radio to another level and be on-air every day. We’re working on re-formatting and re-launching the show now, and seeking sponsors. But deep down, my gut tells me that I’d love to go back to Philly to promote local cards. Boxing is like a religion in Philadelphia, it’s a lifestyle. That’s where my heart is.

 

@medafORACLE : Same question, but in reverse. What would you absolutely refuse to be a part of in the sport?

@M_RagingBabe : Throwing a fight.

 

@medafORACLE : Ok last question but surely not least…… Will you marry me???

@M_RagingBabe : No, I’m sorry. I’m married to boxing.

 

@medafORACLE : Lol And they say females aren’t loyal these days! Michelle, as usual it’s always an absolute pleasure and abundance of smiles. Thank you so much for stepping “In the Phone Booth“! What can we expect from you coming in the future and where can you be contacted via social media or for business inquiries? And do you any last words for us?

@M_RagingBabe : This was so much fun! Thank you for the love! Stay tuned for Raging Babe Radio and follow me on Twitter @M_RagingBabe and on Instagram @RagingBabe

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Raging Babe Launches Online Aug.1st. Portion of Proceeds Donated to Kennedy Cunningham.

LAS VEGAS (JULY 31, 2014)–Michelle Rosado, Raging Babe founder launches her much anticipated Raging Babe web store (www.ragingbabe.com) this Friday. The online store will offer boxing themed clothing for both women and men, as well as novelty items at affordable prices.

“This Raging Babe line has been in the works for over a year. I wanted it to be unique, affordable, relatable and yet fashionable for both women and men too. I believe our merchandise will appeal to the boxing fans around the world!”, said Rosado.

From August 1 – September 1, 10% of total proceeds will be donated to Heart By Faith: Kennedy Cunningham’s Heart Transplant Fundraiser.

“Kennedy Cunningham is the true definition of a Raging Babe. She’s a lover, she’s a fighter, and certainly a survivor. The family is a faithful and fighting one and they need our help.”, finished Rosado.

Kennedy Cunningham is the 9-year old daughter of two-time Cruiserweight world champion Steve “USS” Cunnungham. She was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and is awaiting a heart transplan that will be performed in Pittsburgh.

Your donations will help cover the out of pocket expenses that come along with this amazing opportunity. Traveling to and from Pittsburgh as well as securing and maintaining a “home away from home” while Kennedy awaits her new heart and recovers from surgery.

To make a donation, visit www.heartbyfaith.com.

Kelly Swanson Honored With Meritorious Achievement Award

Las Vegas (October 2, 2013) – The 2 nd Raging Babe Brunch sponsored by Mayweather Promotions took place on the morning of the highly anticipated mega fight “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO” at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The vision behind this intimate event was to create a foundation for building a powerful network of women in the sport of boxing in addition to recognizing some of its influencers.

Alongside its theme of uniting influential woman in the sport of boxing, the brunch honored special guest Kelly Swanson of Swanson Communications for her hard work and drive which ultimately led to her becoming one of the most highly respected people in her field. Through 25 years in the sport, she’s worked with names from Riddick Bowe during his heavyweight title run to Bernard Hopkins and 10-time champion in five different weight classes Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Swanson’s experience in developing and implementing full-scale public relations and marketing campaigns, multi-tiered corporate promotions, and managing award-winning events has been unparalleled, and Saturday’s brunch became her platform to be recognized for her many contributions as she was presented with the Meritorious Achievement Award by boxing great, Bernard Hopkins.

The intimate gathering included 40 phenomenal women who have stood out as leaders and supporters that created a significant role in boxing for themselves while opening the doors for many others. Guests enjoyed mimosas upon entering the chic and elegant decorum with a gourmet feast set for a queen. Each table participated in team building activities and had the opportunity to win prizes such as exclusive designer clutches, show tickets, dinner vouchers, gourmet sweets, & weekend getaways at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

Following the success of the inaugural Raging Babe Brunch, which took place on May 4th of this year, it was decided that this remarkable event was not only necessary but positively influential in bringing women that have stood out as leaders and supporters in the boxing world together. “The first Raging Babe Brunch was so special, women involved in the sport of boxing were able to gather together, cross paths, and begin creating a network to impact the sport of boxing together,” said Raging Babe CEO Michelle Rosado. “Being a prominent supporter of these events and Raging Babe’s overall vision is something that Mayweather Promotions is proud to be involved with, said Mayweather Promotions CEO, Leonard Ellerbe. What Raging Babes is doing is a great thing and we’re happy to be involved.” As the Raging Babe brand continues to expand and venture into projects across the globe, you can plan on seeing a lot more of these events. For more information on Raging Babe visit www.ragingbabe.com