Edgar Sosa, a fan’s champ!
By Ken Hissner (March 5, 2008) Doghouse Boxing  
WBC light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa, 31-5-1 (15), is keeping up with his unusual work-rate as boxing’s busiest world champion. On March 19th, Sosa faces #8 contender Carlos Melo of Panama, 18-6 (2), in Haiti, his fifth title defense in eight months and, should he be successful, the streaking 28-year-old Mexican monarch will possibly meet Omar Nino, of Mexico, at Queretano, Mexico on April 26th.

“If I don’t fight, I get bored,” says Sosa with laugh, “and it beats driving a cab!” (Edgar is a former taxi driver.) About
his upcoming fight in Haiti, Edgar comments “I will be aiming at my 20th straight victory. I wanted to fight in Haiti as a show of gratitude to my manager (Haitian-born Jacques Deschamps) and it’s fitting that I go back to the country where it all started.” Sosa defeated Domingo Guillen in Port-au-Prince on December 12th 2003.

Two of Sosa’s losses were to Ulises Solis, the current IBF light fly champion, by majority and split decisions. Another loss was to Isaac Bustos who would later become WBC minimum champ before losing that title and an unsuccessful attempt at the WBO minimumweight title. He hasn’t fought in two years since that loss. Another loss was to Omar Nino Romero, who won the WBC light fly title against Brian Viloria and fought a draw in their second match but failed a post fight drug test turning the fight into a no decision. That was his last fight in November 2006. This is the title Sosa won against Viloria on April 14, 2007 in his US debut at the San Antonio Alamodome. Another loss was to current #5 contender Manuel Vargas which started a 20 straight win streak including a WBC light flyweight title eliminator in 2007. So as you can
see his 5 losses were to all top notch boxers who also happen to hail from Mexico.

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