Philippines, 26 Oct 2020
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


Sonsona Scores in Majority Decision Win Vs Arellano


PhilBoxing.com


CARSON, CA--Former world champion Marvin Sonsona endured fighting with an injured hand and scored a close majority decision win over journeyman Jonathan Arellano at the StubHub Center Saturday here.

Shaking off the rust of a year's inactivity, Sonsona was supposed to bulldoze his way against a short, stocky but game Mexican-American opponent Arellano who has lost five, won two and drawn one in his last eight fights.

Sonsona started off firing deadly combinations but Arellano responded with timely counters and even won several rounds in a closely-fought match that had judge Eddie Hernandez scoring it a draw, 95-95, after 10 rounds. Pat Russell and Sergio Caiz both saw it 96-94 for Sonsona, who improved to 19-1-1.

It was Sonsona's first fight after he beat Wilfredo Vasquez Jr. by a split decision victory exactly a year ago and his handlers noted the ring rust. Compounding his woes, the kid who is called "Marvelous" injured his left hand in the fourth round, shrugged off the pain and punched with the pain sparingly to repulse Arellano.

The 27-year-old Carson native Arellano was credited for his ring generalship and his aggressive style in keeping the fight close and exciting.

"We were hoping to have Marvin fight more this year with another fight in September but we might push it in October," said Sammy Gello-ani, Sonsona's manager. "We will have to get a doctor's evaluation, hoping the injury is not serious enough."

After a brief rest, Team Sonsona hopes to get the Filipino back in training to get him into championship form at the heavier featherweight division. Sonsona became the WBO super-flyweight champion at age 18 in 2009 but lost the title after two fights only.

"We need to have Marvin not lose focus. After this fight, he will continue to stay in Las Vegas where he will train with Al Haymon's stable of fighters," said Gello-ani.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Winchell Campos.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • LIPINETS-CLAYTON COMPLETE RESULTS (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)
    , Sun, 25 Oct 2020
  • ALLEN TO FIGHT LOVEJOY ON OCTOBER 31
    , Sun, 25 Oct 2020
  • Villanueva wins Racasa Birthday online chess tourney
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 25 Oct 2020
  • Juan Leal Stops Pinto in Spectacular Fashion, Claims WBO Latino 147 Belt in Brazil
    By Carlos Costa, , Sun, 25 Oct 2020
  • Lipinets and Clayton Draw; Both Want Rematch
    By Carlos Costa, , Sun, 25 Oct 2020
  • LIPINETS vs CLAYTON IBF WELTER ELIMINATOR ENDS IN DRAW
    By Dong Secuya, , Sun, 25 Oct 2020
  • Khabib Defeats Justin Gaethje to Unify UFC Lightweight Belt Then Announces Retirement from UFC!
    By Carlos Costa, , Sun, 25 Oct 2020
  • Chocolatito and “El Gallo”: Super Flyweight World Champions, Stars & Friends
    By Carlos Costa, , Sun, 25 Oct 2020
  • 🥊 TONIGHT: Sergey Lipinets vs Custio Clayton on SHOWTIME
    , Sun, 25 Oct 2020
  • CHISORA: USYK IS GOING TO GET THE FRIGHT OF HIS LIFE!
    , Sat, 24 Oct 2020
  • SHOWTIME SPORTS® RELEASES PREVIEW CLIP FROM EMMY® AWARD-WINNING SERIES ALL ACCESS
    , Sat, 24 Oct 2020
  • SAUNDERS VS. MURRAY LANDS ON DECEMBER 4
    , Sat, 24 Oct 2020
  • MARIO BARRIOS TRAINING CAMP QUOTES
    , Sat, 24 Oct 2020
  • Thriller: “Gallo” Estrada Stops Cuadras in 11, Wants Chocolatito Next
    By Carlos Costa, , Sat, 24 Oct 2020
  • “Chocolatito” Retains WBA 115 Title Today in México
    By Carlos Costa, , Sat, 24 Oct 2020
  • Martínez Stops Calleros, Retains WBC 112 Belt Today in México
    By Carlos Costa, , Sat, 24 Oct 2020
  • RJJ Boxing & iKON MMA DOUBLEHEADER OFFICIAL RESULTS
    , Sat, 24 Oct 2020
  • Manny says focus is overdue
    By Joaquin Henson, , Sat, 24 Oct 2020
  • Column: Oscar Says he Wants to Fight Again. Is this Time for Real?
    By Carlos Costa, , Sat, 24 Oct 2020
  • FINAL WEIGHTS FOR SATURDAY’S SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION TRIPLEHEADER
    , Sat, 24 Oct 2020
  • Split-T Management's Undefeated Prospects Diego Pacheco & Otha Jones III Ready for Action TONIGHT in Mexico City
    , Sat, 24 Oct 2020
  • Loma Apologises to Fans for Loss; Would like a Rematch, Does He Deserve it?
    By Carlos Costa, , Fri, 23 Oct 2020
  • SELBY – I’LL WRITE MY NAME INTO THE HISTORY BOOKS
    , Fri, 23 Oct 2020
  • Suelo, Sinangote share top honor in Ultra Bullet online chess tournament
    , Fri, 23 Oct 2020
  • Weights from México: Estrada 114.5 vs Cuadras 114.5 for WBC Super Fly Title
    By Carlos Costa, , Fri, 23 Oct 2020




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2020 philboxing.com.