Frank Lotierzo Talks Lomachenko vs Sosa – Top Rank Boxing and HBO have gotten together to finalize the rumored Vasyl Lomachenko versus Jason Sosa super featherweight encounter. The match has landed at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on April 8th and it is being viewed as a title unification bout at 130 pounds.
Lomachenko (7-1) is the big story here, as Top Rank has been pushing the former amateur phenom from the Ukraine as one of the top pound for pound fighters in the world today. In just eight fights as a pro, Lomachenko has earned world titles in two weight classes. In June of last year he took out Puerto Rico’s Roman Martinez to win the WBO world title and he successfully defended the belt this past November when he took out Nicholas Walters.
Sosa came onto the world stage in December of 2015 when he fought the well regarded Walters to a draw, and he went on to win the WBA version of the 130 pound world title in June of last year when he stopped Javier Fortuna in China. Sosa went on to successfully defend his belt against England’s Stephen Smith in Monaco this past November on the undercard of Malik Scott vs Luis Ortiz.
For now the only other bout confirmed sees Top Rank’s undefeated 140 pound prospect Mike Reed of Baltimore put his 21-0 pro record on the line against veteran Reyes Sanchez (26-9-2) in a scheduled 10 round bout on the undercard. Look for more announcements on the rest of the card in the days and weeks to come.
Frank Lotierzo Talks Lomachenko vs Sosa
In this latest TBC analysis, we are joined by veteran boxing pundit Frank Lotierzo as we take a closer look at the Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jason Sosa match-up.
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