Fans from around the world react to Gennady Golovkin’s sixth-round stoppage of Willie Monroe Jr. and Roman Gonzalez’s two-round demolition of Edgar Sosa, and share their thoughts on what might be next for both pound-for-pound players, plus other boxing subjects and mythical matchups in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
The action in Inglewood: Gennady Golovkin’s sixth-round stoppage of challenger Willie Monroe, plus flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez’s two-round blowout of Edgar Sosa. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
RING/WBC flyweight champ Roman Gonzalez made quick work of veteran contender Edgar Sosa in the chief support to the Gennady Golovkin-Willie Monroe Jr. fight on Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Gonzalez dropped Sosa three times in Round 2, forcing referee Raul Caiz Sr. to wave the bout off at 2:37 of the round.
As a Top 5 flyweight and former world titleholder, Edgar Sosa is no journeyman, but he’ll be up against a monster in pound-for-pounder Roman Gonzalez on Saturday.
Weigh-in photos of middleweight combatants Gennady Golovkin and Willie Monroe Jr., plus flyweights Roman Gonzalez and Edgar Sosa — two fights featuring pound-for-pounders on Saturday in Inglewood, Calif.
Not only will we see flyweight action on HBO this Saturday, we’re going to get it in high gear as RING champion Roman Gonzalez defends against former 108-pound titlist Edgar Sosa. Our own Anson Wainwright sat down with “Chocolatito” to get his thoughts on a huge opportunity.
HBO executive Peter Nelson is echoing the sentiments of what many true fight fans have been insisting for years: It’s time to hail the little guys. And RING flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez leads the pack.
RING/WBC flyweight champ Roman Gonzalez spoke to RingTV.com about his May 16 title defense against former 108-pound beltholder Edgar Sosa, his HBO debut and a future showdown with Naoya Inoue. Sosa spoke about facing Gonzalez, who is No. 4 in THE RING’s pound-for-pound rankings.
On May 16, in support of the middleweight title bout between Gennady Golovkin and Willie Monroe Jr., WBC flyweight titlist Roman Gonzalez will defend his strap against Edgar Sosa on HBO.
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.
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.
There was a lot of action this past weekend but despite a few high-profile fights not much significant movement in THE RING’s divisional ratings apart from at cruiserweight, where inactive Guillermo Jones re-entered after his 11th-round KO of Denis Lebedev.
Brian Viloria is about to take a well-earned vacation after his thrilling flyweight title unification victory over Hernan Marquez. When he gets back he will consider options for his next fight, including a showdown with 108-pound beltholder Roman Gonzalez.