By Dan Ambrose: WBC World flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez (43-0, 37 KOs) looked sensational last Saturday night in stopping Edgar Sosa (51-9, 30 KOs) by a 2nd round knockout at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
Gonzalez put the 35-year-old Sosa on the canvas three separate times in the 2nd round before referee Raul Caiz Sr. put a stop to the mismatch at 2:37 of the round.
(Photo credit: Hogan Photos) By Dan Ambrose: Unbeaten WBC flyweight champ Roman Gonzalez (42-0, 36 KOs) will be defending his 112 pound WBC title against 35-year-old former WBC light flyweight belt holder Edgar Sosa (51-8, 30 KOs) this Saturday on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin vs. Willie Monroe Jr. fight on HBO Championship Boxing from the Forum in Inglewood, California.
Gonzalez, 27, will finally be getting some television coverage in the United States after having captured three division world titles in the past. Gonzalez is widely recognized as one of the best fighters in all of boxing.
By Jason Kim: The younger 31-year-old former IBF/WBA/WBC super flyweight champion Cristian Mijares (47-6-2, 22 KO’s) defeated 37-year-old former two division world champion Rafael Marquez (41-8, 37 KO’s) by a 9th round TKO to win the vacant WBC Silver bantamweight title at the Arena Cuidad de Mexico, in Mexico City, Mexico.
By Jim Dower: Former World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Samuel Peter (32-3, 25 KO’s) stopped 44-year-old journeyman Ron Bellamy (14-9-4, 9 KO’s) in the 2nd round last night in a scheduled eight round bout at the Plaza de Toros, in Cancun, Mexico. Peter, 29, fighting at a very slow and measured pace, dropped Bellamy with a big left hook to the head in the 1st round.
The First Lady of the Sauerland-Team, Cecilia Braekhus, will take her first tilt at the World Title on March 14 in Kiel. The Berlin-based fighter challenges Denmark’s Vinni Skovgaard for the WBA and WBC belts. “This is a huge opportunity and I am really looking forward to it,” enthused Braekhus, who is unbeaten in ten fights since turning professional. “Thanks must go to my management: I never expected to get a crack at the World Title so soon,” she added.
By Jim Slattengren: World Boxing Council light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa (31-5, 16 KOs) won an easy 12-round unanimous decision on Saturday night, defeating a badly over-matched Jesus Iribe (13-5-3, 7 KOs) at the Domo De La Feria, Leon, in Guanajuato, Mexico. Iribe, 25, had lost two out of his last four fights going into Saturday night’s title match with Sosa, and clearly didn’t belong in the same ring with him. However, due to his rankings, #13 in the WBC, Iribe was given a shot due to this being a non-mandatory bout by the champion Sosa.
The fight had little suspense, as Sosa was able to control every round of the fight with his superior work rate as he pounded out a clear decision win over Iribe. In the first four rounds of the fight, both fighters uncharacteristically – for light flyweights, that is – threw a low amount of shots, but the most of the punches were being thrown by Sosa. Sticking mostly to his jab, Sosa would repeatedly tag Iribe in the face as he came forward trying to press the action.
WBA 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.