Jason Sosa Wins WBA Super Featherweight Title in Upset, Stops 29-0 Fortuna in the 11th
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Beijing, China (June 25th, 2016)– The number one 130 pound fighter in the world hails from Camden, New Jersey, and his name is Jason Sosa.
Javier Fortuna, the BoxRec number one worldwide ranked fighter at 130 pounds and the World Boxing Association World Super Featherweight champion, was ahead on all three scorecards going into the eleventh round, and had already won the bout on one of them.
Fortuna had only to win one more round at the Capitol Gym in Beijing, China, to retain his WBA title. China, however, is a strange place for a foreign fighter to be fighting. Jet lag and fighting in strange foreign territory unknown to a fighter can sometimes even the odds.
Fortuna was ahead 96-91, 95-92, 94-93
Sosa landed two power left hooks with Fortuna in a corner. The second left hook decked Fortuna in a corner shortly after the 11th round began, and Fortuna, down on all fours, managed to beat the count on unsteady legs. Referee Raul Caiz Jr. stopped the bout, giving Sosa, 19-1 with 15 knockouts, a world title in what is likely the ‘Upset of the Year’ so far.
For the southpaw Fortuna, 29-1-1, a Dominican fighting out of Braintree, Massachusetts, the unthinkable happened against a lightly regarded opponent. Fortuna lost for the first time in 31 pro bouts.
Sosa wins the World Boxing Association World Super Featherweight Title
Sosa knocked down Fortuna for an eight count in round 11. Referee stops contest.
Referee: Raul Caiz Jr.