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Jason Sosa looks to continue winning streak on Saturday

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Photo credit: Ray Bailey

Jason Sosa (left) tees off on Isaac Suarez in Dec. of 2012 in Philadelphia. Photo credit: Ray Bailey

With three draws amid his first eight pro bouts, there was little clarity as to where junior lightweight Jason Sosa’s career would go. Based on what he has done in recent fights, Sosa is leaving little doubt that he could be one to watch.
Sosa will fight veteran Jerry Belmontes this Saturday night at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The eight-round bout will headline a Top Rank Promotions card and will be televised on UniMas, beginning at 11 p.m. ET/ PT.
Sosa (16-1-3, 12 knockouts) has come into his own in the last three years, winning his last 12 bouts in a row. He has scored 11 consecutive knockout wins.
In his last bout on June 13, the Camden, NJ. resident stopped Santiago Bustos in the fifth round in New York City.
Sosa has fought on Top Rank cards before and is promoted by Peltz Boxing.
Belmontes (19-7, 5 KOs) will be a step up in competition for Sosa, who has fought modest opposition thus far. Belmontes is a slick boxer but has lost seven of his last nine bouts.
In his last bout on June 20, Belmontes lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Dierry Jean in Montreal, Canada.
Belmontes has lost to the likes of Francisco Vargas, Omar Figueroa Jr., Abner Cotto and Miguel Vazquez.
In the opening bout of the “Solo Boxeo Tecate” broadcast, unbeaten featherweight Christopher Diaz will fight Alcides Santiago in an eight-round, all-Puerto Rican showcase.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since Oct. of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, Boxingscene.com, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.

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