Sosa First Defense Set Against Davis ?



By Seamus McNally

Baltimore junior lightweight Gervonta “Tank” Davis (16–0, 15 KOs) looks be in line for biggest fight of his career this fall in a rumored bout with WBA champion Jason Sosa (19–1–4, 15 KOs) of Camden, New Jersey. While both camps are working to make the official, the target date for the title bout looks to be October 22. Premier Boxing Champions, created by Davis’s manager Al Haymon, has a card scheduled that day on NBC but no confirmation has been made of the Sosa-Davis fight appearing on the show if the bout gets made official in the coming days.

Davis has been in talks to face IBF Champion Jose Pedraza and Sosa was in talks to face WBA ‘Super’ Champion Jezreel Corrales but neither fights came to fruition to this point. Sosa presents the toughest fight of Davis’s career by far, with Davis never having faced a top-ten fighter before. Sosa won his title with a come from behind 11th round stoppage of previously unbeaten Javier Fortunua on June 24th in Beijing, China. Sosa made his national TV debut in the fight before Fortuna when he fought to a disputed majority draw against Nicholas Walters in December 2015 on HBO in a fight many thought Walters deserved to win.

Davis signed with Floyd Mayweather’s promotional company Mayweather Promotions last summer and made his national TV debut on Showtime in September with a first round knockout of Recky Dulay on the Mayweather-Berto undercard. Davis has fought on national TV three more times since, once on Bounce TV against Cristobal Cruz and twice on Spike TV against Luis Sanchez and Guillermo Avila. All three bouts ended in a Davis knockout victory. Davis’s last fight was June 3 in Florida on the non-televised portion of a PBC on Spike card. He was able to knockout Mario Macias Rorozco in just 41 seconds.

Davis looks to extend his knockout streak to eight against Sosa and become the first titleholder from Baltimore since Hasim Rahman became the undisputed heavyweight world champion back in 2001.

Club 1957 Management Inks Jr. Lightweight Jason Sosa

Philadelphia (September 18, 2014) -Mark Cipparone’s Club 1957 Management is proud to announce the signing of Jr. Lightweight contender Jason Sosa to an exclusive Managerial contract.

Sosa of Camden, New Jersey has a record of 12-1-3 with 8 knockouts and has won his last 8 fights with seven of them coming by way of knockout.

Sosa is also undefeated in his last 11 bouts bouts going 9-0-2 with 7 knockouts. Furthermore, the 26 year-old Sosa is undefeated in the Jr. Lightweight division.

“It’s a great opportunity.  I hear about the good things that Mark does for his fighters.  Boxing is a hard sport and now I can focus 100% on boxing,”said Sosa.

“I am excited.  I have a strong attitude and I am ready to be able to concentrate fully on boxing.”

After a brief amateur career, Sosa has been one of the more under rated fighters in the Tr-State area but he has becoming more noticed based on the strength of wins over Isaac Suarez (7-1), Joseph Perez (10-1) and in his last bout when he scored an explosive 9th round stoppage over Michael Brooks (10-1-1) on April 12 in Atlantic City.

“Hopefully in the next 2 or 3 fights I can fight for a regional title that will get me in the world rankings and then I can fight for a world title.  I feel that I am more than ready.

“Jason is one hard worker with devastating punching power to match his ethic. I know this because I hear it almost everyday from everyone who get in that ring with him weatherit’s a professional match or at the gym sparring and thats even with 16oz gloves. It is especially thrilling for me to manage Jason  because I know him personally and he knows me. Our expectations are in sync and we both believe in each other. I have watched Sosa’s continuous improvement up close for some time now and I am confident that he will be at the top of the rankings in the very near future. In a nutshell, my team Club 1957 is working very hard to help develop Champions and Jason “El Canito” Sosa fits like a glove!”, said Mark Cipparone

“I am very excited for what is to come.  I will work harder than I ever have before and I will stay focused”, finished Sosa

Sosa is Promoted by Peltz Boxing.