Sosa TKOs Fortuna

By Robert Ecksel on June 24, 2016
Sosa TKOs Fortuna
Boxing is a skill, not a strength sport, but it’s a game where power rules. (Sumio Yamada)

Fortuna is skilled. He’s a veteran. He knows every trick in the book. He made Sosa look like an amateur…

Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KOs) made the long and arduous journey from Camden, New Jersey, to the other side of the world to TKO Javier Fortuna (29-1-1, 21 KOs), from the Dominican Republic, at 0:25 of the 11th round, to win the WBA World super featherweight title. 

With upset in mind, Sosa was confident coming in, and he fought confident Friday night at the Capital Gym in Beijing, China, with a come-from-behind when all appeared to be lost.

Fortuna is skilled. He’s a veteran. He knows every trick in the book. He made Sosa look like an amateur. Boxing is a skill and not a strength sport, but it’s a game where power rules.

Round 10 was a thing of beauty. With Sosa behind on points, he dropped the champ. Fortuna beat the count, but he spat out his mouthpiece and lost a point as the round ended.

Going into the championship rounds, Sosa smelled blood. He could taste victory and it was sweet. Sosa dropped Fortuna a second time. He again got to his feet, but he was hurt and the referee, Raul Caiz Jr., waved it off.

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