By: Ken Hissner
Former WBA World Super Featherweight champion Jason “El Canito” Sosa was born in Camden, NJ, twenty-nine years ago says “I will be back!” He went from 2010 to 2017 without losing a fight. He fought to a draw with then unbeaten Jamaican Nicholas Walters, 26-0 to earn a title fight with WBA World Super featherweight champion Javier Fortuna, 29-0-1, in China and behind on points scores an eleventh round knockout to take the title in June of 2016.
In Sosa’s first defense he defeats Stephen Smith, 24-2 in November of 2016. Then comes the money opportunity to fight one of the top two P4P boxers in the world the two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and holder of the WBO World Super Featherweight title Vasyl Lomachenko and goes through nine brutal rounds before losing.
Now after seven months of inactivity this past week he receives “The Fighter of the Year” for 2016 at the Philadelphia Briscoe Awards. He is scheduled on November 25th at Madison Square Garden to meet former 2004 Gold Olympic Medalist, WBA Super World & IBF World Featherweight champion who also won the interim WBA super featherweight and lightweight titles in Cuban Yoriorkis Gamboa, 27-2 (17) His trainer Raul “Chino” Rivas also will have two other boxers he trains on the card in Christopher Diaz and Steve Ortiz.
“We have been training for the last month since he came back from Puerto Rico”, said Rivas.
This is to be part of the HBO card that former champion Sergey Kovalev is making a comeback on.