Marvin Sonsona’s sensational third-round stoppage of former junior featherweight beltholder Akifumi Shimoda on Saturday may have thrust the once-beaten featherweight right back into discussion for a title bout.
Fighters for the Feb. 22 show in Macau arrive and stage public workouts. The card includes lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez vs. Denis Shafikov, plus Olympic gold medalists Ryota Murata, Egor Mekhontsev and Zou Shiming.
There is a “strong chance” that WBA featherweight beltholder Simphiwe Vetyeka will make his first title defense against Japanese contender Akifumi Shimoda on Feb. 22, Vetyeka’s manager Andile Sidinile tells RingTV.com.
Former junior featherweight titleholder Rico Ramos will attempt to rebound from his first loss against unbeaten former amateur rival Efrain Esquivias on Saturday night.
Former junior featherweight titleholder Rico Ramos will attempt to rebound from his first loss when he meets undefeated Efrain Esquivias on June 23.