Vasyl Lomachenko Expected To Defend Title vs Jason Sosa
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum announced that Junior lightweight world titleholder Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 5 KO's) will defend his belt against a tough Jason Sosa (20-1-4, 15 KO's) Live on HBO April 8. The Plan is to have this fight take place at the new MGM Hotel and Casino at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
The two-time Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine, Lomachenko is quickly moving up the pound-for-pound rankings and is most likely to be the favorite, but out all the lightweights Sosa has the better chance to defeat Lomachenko.
Bob Arum said, "Since signing Lomachenko out of the 2012 Olympics he is technically the best fighter that I have seen since the early Muhammad Ali."
"I don't think anybody beats Lomachenko, but Sosa has a puncher's chance," Arum said. "He's certainly a respectable opponent."
Also on that card will feature local undefeated super lightweight contender Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed of Waldorf, MD in his first 10-round contest. Reed is also a Top Rank fighter.