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RingTv image Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Fans share their thoughts on Tim Bradley, the Bradley-Pacquiao rematch, the Stevens-Johnson stoppage, Cunningham-Mansour, Carl Frampton, the cruiserweights, the heavyweights, boxing’s badasses and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!

RingTv image Roman Gonzalez in hot pursuit of third world title

Roman Gonzalez in hot pursuit of third world title

In the often-overlooked lighter weight classes, Roman Gonzalez has forged a path of dominance over the 105- and 108-pound divisions, and is now aiming to do the same at flyweight. He’ll face Juan Purisma on Sunday in Japan, with the goal of fighting RING and WBC champion Akira Yaegashi next.

RingTv image Yaegashi decisions Sosa to retain RING flyweight belt

Yaegashi decisions Sosa to retain RING flyweight belt

RING and WBC flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi made the second successful defense of his title Friday night in Tokyo, defeating streaking former titleholder Edgar Sosa by unanimous decision, while countrymen Ryota Murata, Naoya Inoue and Ryosuke Iwasa all notched stoppages on the same card.

RingTv image Q&A: Edgar Sosa

Q&A: Edgar Sosa

Edgar Sosa is having the best year of his 13-year pro career. The former 108-pound beltholder stopped rival Ulises Solis in March and outpointed Giovani Segura in May. Sosa, who challenges RING/WBC flyweight champ Akira Yaegashi on Friday in Tokyo, spoke with RingTV.com about his stellar 2013 and his accomplished career.

RingTv image Yamanaka, Yaegashi retain titles in Japan

Yamanaka, Yaegashi retain titles in Japan

WBC bantamweight titleholder Shinsuke Yamanaka bolstered his reputation as one of the fiercest sluggers in the eastern hemisphere by blasting Puerto Rico’s Jose Nieves out with a single left cross in the first round.