Sonsona fights Velez
By Robbie Pangilinan
Sun, 08 Feb 2015
The marvelous Marvin Sonsona will face unbeaten Puerto Rican Jayson Velez on April 4 at the Madison Square Garden.
Sonsona will defend his NABF Featherweight title that he snatched when he beat Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. in a rematch June last year. The featherweight match is also seen as a world title eliminator with the winner set to fight Jhonny Gonzalez.
“Madami sumuntok si Velez, malakas at mabilis. Undefeated pa siya,” said veteran trainer Jun Agrabio. The game plan is simple: jab straight hook.
“Kusang darating ang knock out, basta timing lang,” said a confident Sonsona, who admits he gained weight after Christmas and is on a diet training for 2 months now.
Sonsona also defeated Akifumi Shimoda, while Velez won in April against Miguel Soto. The Sonsona battle is Velez third fight in two years after a halt in his boxing career.
Many critics say Sonsona is a boring fighter, but everybody is expecting to see the exciting side of him on April 4.
As for Marvin, he is only too happy to continue boxing, with the evidence of his success, his dream house, almost finished.
“Lahat ng kinita ko sa panalo ko kay Vazquez ay binuhos ko doon,”
ended Sonsona. #
Photo: Sonsona poses at Kinsway Gym in New York.
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