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Jason Sosa to headline ‘Puerto Rican Boxing Classic’ tonight

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


Junior lightweight Jason Sosa is on quite a roll, especially as of late.

Sosa will go for his 14th straight win when he faces Jorge Pazos tonight at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Penn.

The eight-round bout will top a Peltz Boxing Promotions/ Joe Hand Promotions card. The ‘Puerto Rican Boxing Classic’ will be streamed live on, beginning at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT.

Sosa (17-1-3, 13 knockouts) was born and raised across the Delaware River from Philadelphia in Camden, NJ. He will fighting in front of family and friends after fighting earlier this year in New York City and, in his most recent outing, in Puerto Rico.

Sosa lost his only fight as a pro back in Sept. of 2010. He is unbeaten in his last 16 fights, winning his last 12 by knockout.

In his last bout on Aug. 15, the 27-year-old Sosa knocked out former fringe contender Jerry Belmontes in the first round.

Sosa’s unbeaten streak has not gone unnoticed. He is currently ranked No. 10 by the IBF and 13 by the WBO.

It will be interesting to see what challenge Pazos (14-8-1, 8 KOs) presents to Sosa. Pazos, who resides in Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico, has lost his last five bouts in a row. Three of those losses were to the likes of Diego Magdaleno, Genesis Servania and Orlando Cruz.

J Russell Peltz, who celebrated 46 years as a promoter earlier this week, is excited to have someone like Sosa on the card.

“He’s a good, young fighter,” Peltz told RingTV earlier this week. “Sosa will likely win on Friday but we have some very good, evenly-matched fights between local talent.”

In six-round bouts:

Philadelphia lightweight Victor Vasquez vies for his fourth win in a row when he fights Tyrell Samuel of Baltimore.

Unbeaten Ismael Garcia will fight Fred Jenkins Jr. in junior middleweight action. Jenkins also resides in Philadelphia.

In a rematch of a majority draw on May 8, junior welterweight David Gonzales of Philadelphia will fight Ryan Belasco of Wilmington, Del.

Three more bouts will round out the card.

The ‘Puerto Rican Boxing Classic’ event was created by Director of Marketing and Sponsorship Development Michelle Rosado, who is from Philadelphia. Tonight’s card will take place two days before the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Philadelphia.


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,, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing