Jason “El Canito” Sosa”: Camden’s Champion
By Xavier Porter, Brooklynfights.com
February 11, 2017
Brooklyn, N.Y. – “This is a big test for me and it’s a big test for him as well.” – Jason Sosa
On April 8, 2017 boxing fans will once again get to see a fantasy matchup for the ages as the number one ranked super featherweight in the world Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 5 KOs) will be facing the number ranked super-featherweight from the United States Jason Sosa (20-1, 15 KOs) in a super-featherweight unification championship match.
Sosa, the WBA super-featherweight champion, fully understands the position he’s in and the magnitude of what this fight represents.
“I’m excited to be facing Lomachenko,” Sosa said, “I’m looking forward to this fight.”
“This is a big test for me and it’s a big test for him as well. He’s actually going to fight someone who will be ready to fight him back.”
“We wanted to fight him at the beginning of last year. Boxing is about giving the fans what they want to see. People want to see great fights, the best fighting the best. We want to fight the best at the end of day. Right now he’s one of the best.”
In facing the Lomachenko, the WBO super-featherweight champion, Sosa acknowledges the skills that his opponent possesses and what he’ll need to bring to table in order to be victorious on fight night.
“We have a plan in place,” Sosa said, “We’re going to begin training camp soon.”
“We are going to put in a lot of work. He hasn’t changed his style during the past three years. This is boxing and you have to grow.”
The 2x Olympic gold medalist Lomachenko has an extensive amateur background, amassing a record of 396 wins and only one loss. Sosa admittedly doesn’t possess the experience that his opponent has but that will not derail his plans of defeating him and becoming the unified champion.
“I’m humble young man with a lot of power,” Sosa said, “I’m ambitious, smart, and I’m aggressive.”
“I fought Nicholas Walters (former WBA featherweight champion, 26-1, 21 KOs) and was given a draw. I defeated Javier Fortuna (former WBA super featherweight champion, 31-1, 22 KOs) and won my belt by TKO. I defeated Stephen Smith (24-3, 14 KOs) by unanimous decision in my last fight.”
“Walters and I traded punches for twelve rounds; Smith was very aggressive; and Fortuna was a slick, strong southpaw. These fights were not easy for me. I believe all the fights I’ve had previously have prepared me for this fight with Lomachenko.”
The year of boxing in 2017 has provided fight fans with great matchups beginning with recent rematch of championship fight between Carl Frampton vs Leo Santa Cruz. With upcoming championship fights such as Danny Garcia vs Keith Thurman and Gennady Golovkin vs Daniel Jacobs, boxing fans are being given exactly what they’re paying to see: the best fighting the best.
“I just want to fight the best,” Sosa said.
“I’m not supposed to be here but I’m here. I’m from Camden, New Jersey. Where I come from people don’t make it out. It’s one of the toughest cities to live in.”
“I don’t mind being the underdog. I embrace it. This is a unification fight and I plan to be dominant on fight night. I’ll be ready for him.”
The Jason Sosa vs Vasyl Lomachenko super-featherweight unification championship fight is being brought to us by Top Rank Boxing. The fight is scheduled to be take place at the MGM National Harbor, in Maryland. For more details of the fight card you can visit:
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