Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Newly crowned WBA Super Featherweight champ Jason Sosa is still soaking up his shocking upset win over Javier Fortuna in early June, but the native of Camden, New Jersey, is also looking ahead to bigger things in 2016.
Sosa (19-1-4, 15KO’s), who traveled to Beijing as a huge underdog against Fortuna back on June 24th, and pulled off the biggest win of his career when he stopped him in the 11th round of their 12-round title affair.
Sosa, who was behind on all three judges scorecards, stalked Fortuna (29-1-1, 21KO’s) in the 11th round, pinning him up against the ropes where he landed a nasty left hook followed by a quick right hand. After he caught Fortuna, he connected on a left hook that slumped Fortuna to the floor.
45 seconds into the 11th round and Sosa’s life and career have changed dramatically.
“We trained for that fight, the way it went down, that is how we trained for the fight in the gym,” he told JMB Thursday.
“I am a smart fighter, we set him (Fortuna) up through the whole fight, I listened to my corner and when they said go, I went for it,”
Listen to Sosa talk about that win and a potential bout with Panama’s Jezreel Corrales (20-1, 8KO’s), who ordered by the WBA to face Sosa.
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