EDGAR SOSA FEATURED ON ?THE MAIN EVENT? THIS SATURDAY AT 8:30 P.M.ON PBO/SKY CABLE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Wed, 24 Aug 2016
Filipino fight fans will get a real insight into Mexican flyweight and former world light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa who will be the first world-ranked flyweight who will face former WBO light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes who has relinquished his title to move up to 112 pounds and face some of the big names in the flyweight division.
The longest-reigning Filipino world champion is stepping up training at the Wild Card Gym of Hall-of-Fame trainer Freddie Roach in preparation for the Sosa showdown and hopefully fights down the road against WBO/WBA champion Juan Francisco Estrada and pound for pound No.1 Roman ?Chocolatio? Gonzalez.
This week?s special to be telecast over Pinoy Box Office/Sky Cable at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday with a replay at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday will include a pre-departure interview with Nietes and trainer Edmund Villamor plus his 9th round demolition of mandatory challenger Moises Fuentes whom he dropped three times to seal a knockout victory at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The show will showcase Sosa?s 8th round TKO victory over veteran Southpaw Juanito Rubillar in a title on November 29, 2008 and another 8th round TKO over Japan?s Takashi Kunishige in Mexico City also in late 2008.
But perhaps the most impressive performance of the veteran Sosa was against another former world champion Ulises Solis on March 9, 2013 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
There will also be a brief report on the decision of five division world champion Nonito ?The Filipino Flash? Donaire and his father/trainer ?Dodong? Donaire who claimed there were no problems between father and son like before and that ?Dodong? wanted to return to his family in California and didn?t wish to stay in Las Vegas and train Nonito for a planned title defense against unbeaten Jessie Magdaleno sometime later this year.
Edgar Sosa (L) in action against Juanito Rubillar.
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