The 2012 and 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and Wbo Fw champion Vasyl Lomachenko entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 7-1-0 (5 knockouts; but he has an amazing amateur record of 396-1) and he is ranked as the No.1 super featherweight in the world. He lost to Orlando Salido at his second professional bout in 2014 (via split decision, Salido vs Lomachenko), but then he has won the vacant Wbo Fw title against Gary Russell Jr in 2014 (=Lomachenko vs Russell Jr) and the Wbo super-Fw belt against Roman Martinez in 2016 (4-stars fight, Martinez vs Lomachenko); after this bout ‘Hi-Tech’ Lomachenko defended his title once with Nicholas Walters (=Lomachenko vs Walters).
His opponent, the Wba super-Fw champion Jason Sosa, has an official boxing record of 20-1-4 (15 KOs=75%) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. ‘El Canito’ Sosa suffered his only loss at his fifth professional fight in 2010, against Tre’Sean Wiggins, since then he has collected 17 victories and 3 draws, drawing with Nicholas Walters in 2015 (=Walters vs Sosa) and winning over Javier Fortuna (=Fortuna vs Sosa) and Stephen Smith in 2016 (=Sosa vs Smith). Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jason Sosa is valid for the WBO World super featherweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA
Division: super featherweight (130 lbs, 59.0 kg)
Title: WBO World super featherweight title
Lomachenko’s previous fight: Vasyl Lomachenko vs Nicholas Walters
Sosa’s previous fight: Jason Sosa vs Stephen Smith
Lomachenko vs Sosa Fight Video:
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