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Sosa Stops Trejo

Andrew Golota Edgar SosaWBA light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa (29-5, 15 KOs) stopped his over-matched challenger Lorenzo Trejo (30-16, 17 KOs) in the 9th round on Sunday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trejo, 30, moving up from the minumweight class to challenge Sosa for the title, was no match for him in overall speed or talent and was out-boxed every step of the way by the taller, quicker and more talented Sosa. In the 9th round, Trejo both eyes badly swollen, was hurt by a brutal left hook to his midsection. Sosa then followed up with flurry that led to the referee stepping in and putting a stop to the bout at 2:02 of the round.

Strange as it may seem, Trejo is considered one of the top fighters in the minumweight division. However, against the light flyweight champion Sosa, Trejo was no match from the very start. Sosa peppered him with fast jabs in the first few rounds of the fight, keeping him on the outside where he was mostly harmless as a fly. Trejo, a fighter that likes to fight on the inside, kept trying to get in close so that he could land his hooks to the body and head, but Sosa stayed on the move, constantly pumping out his jab, and frustrating Trejo.

In the fourth round, Trejo was hurt near the end of the round when Sosa flurried on him with hard 1-2 combinations. As Trejo wasked back to his corner, he stumbled and looked as if he were drunk. From that point forward, Sosa had no fear of him and fought both on the inside and outside, stinging him with fast shots and then scurrying away before he could respond in kind.

Gong into the 9th round, Trejo’s face was swollen around both eyes and he seemed to be willing himself to continue fighting, as if he knew that he had little chance of success. Sosa continued to land at will until finally hurting him with a left to the midsection. Seeing that Trejo was hurt, Sosa ripped off eight consecutive shots sending him to the ropes where he dangled there like a fly caught in a web as Sosa pounded away at him until referee Tony Weeks intervened to stop the bout.

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