Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Sonsona is Set To Train Under Sergio Martinez's Coach

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

As BoxingScene.com previously reported on Monday, former WBO super flyweight champion “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona will battle Puerto Rico’s former IBA featherweight champion Orlando Cruz  at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas - on July 6th with ESPN televising on Friday Night Fights.

Filipino promoter Sammy Gello-ani, who is a partner of well-known international promoter and matchmaker Sampson Lewkowicz, told the BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that Sonsona who has a record of 16-1-1 with 13 knockouts will be well prepared for the clash with Cruz who has a record of 18-2-1 with 9 knockouts.

Sonsona who won the WBO super flyweight title and then had problems making the weight and lost the title on the scales, moved up two divisions to super bantamweight and lost by a 4th round knockout to Wilfredpo Vazquez Jr., who in turn lost the title to Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire on February 4 in San Antonio, Texas.

Gello-ani said “my plan is to bring him to America for training because I want him to really concentrate.  He will train in the camp of WBC [diamond] middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez in Oxnard, California where he will be handled by Pablo Sarmiento.”

Cruz, nicknamed “El Olimpico” after representing Puerto Rico in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games where he lost a close 10-11 decision to Hichem Blida of Algeria in a bantamweight bout in the round of 32,  won the vacant IBA featherweight title with a 12 round unanimous decision over Carlos Guevara on March 22, 2008.

The well known Filipino promoter also informed BoxingScene/Standard that IBF light flyweight interim champion Johnriel Casimero will defend his title against Mexico’s Sammy “Guty” Gutierrez (31-7-2, 21 KO’s) possibly in Cancun, Mexico.

Gello-ani said the “defense by choice” will take place on June 30 but that the IBF has informed him that Casimero’s next fight, provided he wins, “has to be mandatory” which means facing reigning champion Ulises Solis of Mexico who won the title from Luis Lazarte of Argentina by a split decision on April 30, 2011.

Casimero won the interim title by a 10th round TKO over Lazarte in a riot-marred fight in Argentina on February 12.

Gutierrez scored a 5th round TKO win over Roilo Golez of the Philippines in a clash for the vacant WBC silver title on October 1, 2011 and in his last fight won by a tenth round unanimous decision over Carlos Ruben Dario Ruiz last March 3.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tomasio on 05-08-2012

[B][I]Cruz doesn't go by the nic "El Olimpico" anymore & now goes by the nic of "El Fenomeno"(the Phenomenon) & has won his last 2 fights by KO & one of those KO's was up & coming undefeated prospect Michael…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Vitali Klitschko: I'm More Than Sure My Brother Knocks Joshua Out! Video: Johnny Nelson Talks Joshua vs. Klitschko Anthony Joshua - Is He Really Ready For This? Video: Loeffler Discusses Golovkin's Future Path, Joshua-Klitschko Chavez Jr. Down To 169.5-Pounds With 10 Days To Canelo Fight! Video: Malignaggi Breaks Down Klitschko-Joshua, Canelo-Chavez Loeffler: Golovkin Will Wait, Focus on Canelo-Chavez Winner Video: Errol Spence Discusses Kell Brook Showdown, Training Video: Tony Bellew on The Future, Possible Opponents, More Video: Vitali Klitschko Talks Wladimir vs. Anthony Joshua Bout Joshua's Coach: Our Job To Prove Klitschko is No Longer Dominant Porter-Berto Bout Drew Average of 468,000 Viewers on Showtime Giovani Santillan Will Face Juan Garcia Mendez on May 19, Ontario Roach: Golovkin Exposed a Bit in Last Fight, Cotto Can Beat Him Joshua Can Be a Nasty Motherf***er in The Ring, Says Mentor Photos: Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko Open Workouts Emmanuel Folly, Unbeaten Prospect, Arrested on Child Porn Charges Joshua: Klitschko's Chin Can't Be Bad; He Reigned for 10 Years Heather Hardy, Charles Conwell Return on May 18, Broadway Boxing Zolani Tete is Now Elevated To FULL WBO Bantamweight Champion Klitschko Brothers vs. British Fighters - A Review and Analysis Frank Bruno: Joshua Could Potentially KO Klitschko "Very Early" Helenius Pounds 'Chisora' Heavy Bag in Camp, Vows Repeat Win Arum: American Fans, Writers Are Warming Up To Pacquiao-Horn Saunders: Tyson Fury Training With Us, Getting in Good Shape Joshua Doesn’t Think He’ll Make More Money Than Mayweather Matthysse's Promoters Don't Know What to Expect in Comeback Bout Rozier: Khurtsidze Will Pressure, Beat Down Billy Joe Saunders! Wilder: Klitschko Needed to be Humbled; Losing Inspired Him Errol Spence Planning Early Arrival to England for Brook Bout Joseph Parker Discusses Hughie Fury's Withdrawal, Facing Cojanu Arum on Pacquiao vs. Horn: It's The Young Lion vs. Old Lion Lewis Crocker Handed Return, June 17 In Belfast Katie Taylor Ready For The Next Big Test on Joshua-Klitschko Bill Lennox Lewis: Joshua Can Be Great - But Not Better Than Me Joshua: My Goal is To Make 'Old' Klitschko Look Like a Novice! Parker: I View Cojanu Bout as Being More Dangerous Than Fury Leo Santa Cruz Embraces The Tough Task of Being a Promoter Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Jeff Horn - Go Face To Face at Presser Arum Doubts Pacquiao Will KO Horn, Says Upset is Very Possible
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement