Sosamania Returns To Philly Oct. 2 For First Annual Puerto Rican Boxing Classic
Hard-hitting junior lightweight contender Jason Sosa, fresh off his one-round knockout over former world-title challenger Jerry Belmontes(above), gets back into action Friday, Oct. 2, when he headlines the Puerto Rican Boxing Classic at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
Sosa, 27, of Camden, NJ, registered his 12th consecutive knockout Aug. 15 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, when he needed less than three minutes to knock out Belmontes, of Corpus Christi, TX.
A pro since 2009, Sosa appears to be the hottest contender (No.13 IBF) in the 130-pound division. His win over Belmontes, along with his 2014 knockout over Michael ”Lefty” Brooks, of Staten Island, are the biggest wins of his burgeoning career.
Though he only had three amateur fights—and lost two of them—Sosa has developed into a major attraction in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area. In other fights this year, he knocked out Bergman Aguilar, of Costa Rica, at the 2300 Arena; Herbert Quartey, of Ghana, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, and Santiago Bustos, of Spain, in Madison Square Garden.
Sosa will be looking to continue his K0 streak when he headlines the Puerto Rican Boxing Classic.
The seven-bout fight card figures to attract a sold-out crowd.
Among fighters looking to display their talents on the Oct. 2 card are local Puerto Rican fighters from Philadelphia and New Jersey. Many of them bring a loyal following to their fights.
Already committed to the show are lightweight Victor Vasquez (19-9-1, 9 K0s) and junior welterweight David Gonzales (5-0-2, 1K0), both of Philadelphia. Also set is junior middleweight Ismael “Tito” Garcia (8-0-1, 4 K0s), of Vineland, NJ and stablemate super bantamweight Edgar Cortes.
In addition, invitations to attend and sign autographs will be sent to outstanding Puerto Rican fighters up and down the East Coast.
First fight is 7 pm.