Roman Gonzalez did what most expected him to on the Golovkin vs Monroe Jr card, but considerably quicker. In remarkably effortless-looking fashion, the Nicaraguan fighter dispatched seasoned challenger Edgar Sosa inside just 2 rounds.
From the onset, Gonzalez put on a highly effective performance, showcasing his much praised pressure-style, and throwing heavy economical shots to the head and body of a very capable opponent.
Following the win, Gonzalez retains his WBC Flyweight strap, and jumps to 43 wins, no losses, with 37 knockouts. Sosa now falls to 51 wins, 9 losses, with 30 knockouts.
Sosa kept his composure in the opener, but found himself in very deep waters halfway through the 2nd round. Both fighters lifted the crowd when they started trading, but it was Sosa who was soon dropped from a solid, crunching right-hand. From that moment, Gonzalez was never going to let his man off the hook.
Not long after Sosa regained his feet, he was then dropped by a hard left-hook. Sensing an early finish, Gonzalez then kept constant pressure on his man. Sosa couldn’t shake his superior foe off, wilted fast, and was finally saved by the referee after hitting the deck for the last time.
The short contest served as a worthy appetizer to the night’s main event, and should – at long last – burn the underrated pound for pound-ranked Gonzalez into American audience’s minds. See Gonzalez vs Sosa Highlights.
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