By Carlos Costa
Boricua former WBA 130-pound world champ Jason “El Canito” Sosa (23-3-4, 16 KO’s) of New Jersey came-in in top form delivering a crushing body-attack beat down of Oklahoma tough man Haskell Lydell Rhodes (27-4-1, 13 KO’s) for a rough round seven TKO win today at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,.
The energized, effective Sosa dropped Rhodes several times — one of them in back-rolling fashion — during the course of the non-title power battle till top third man Benjy Esteves Jr. halted actions as Lydell’s corner signaled surrender.
Sosa, 31, a coming-forward fighter who two years ago was overpowered by the sensational “Hi-Tech” Vasiliy Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KO’s), this time was the dominating factor.
The Puerto Rican ended the fast-paced rumble bleeding from a cut over his left eye, courtesy of Rhode’s non-intentional headbutting. However, no points were deducted.
Fantastic win for the world-ranked Jason Sosa — loving father of three kids — who now wants to get in the ring with reigning hard-hitting WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt (36-1, 32 KO’s) of Mexico.
Could the Miguel Berchelt vs Jason Sosa clash be next?
The Top Rank Promotions clash was seen live on ESPN +
Photo courtesy of Mikey Williams/ Top Rank