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Ioka vs. Sosa is Approved, But Winner Must Face Reveco

By Hilmar Rojas

Prior to a rematch agreement with Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina, the world flyweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Japan's Kazuto Ioka, will make an optional defense in September.

The Championships Committee of the WBA has approved the request by Ioka (17-1, 10 KOs), to face Argentine boxer Roberto "Incho" Sosa (26-2-1, 14 KOs). At the same time, the WBA stressed that the winner will go directly into a fight against Reveco (35-2 , 19 KOs).

Ioka dethroned Reveco on April 22nd of this year by way of majority decision (114-114, 116-113, 115-113) in Osaka, Japan. The former champion requested a direct rematch, which the WBA granted on May 19.

Based on the agreement between the parties, Ioka obtained authorization for a voluntary defense. Moreover, the winner of Ioka vs. Sosa will have to face Reveco before December 31, 2015.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Aztekkas on 07-31-2015

[QUOTE=giacomino;15927747]Dude, wrong Sosa. That one is from Mexico. This one is from Argentina and lost to Sanchez for a jr. Bantamweight belt a few years ago. He also lost to a 13-6 clubfighter last year[/QUOTE] Oh snap, I didn't read…

Comment by giacomino on 07-31-2015

[QUOTE=Aztekkas;15927663]Sosa has held the belt at 112 and faced the likes of Yaegashi and Gonzalez. Regardless of how atrocious this useless match up may be, atleast we get the rematch of an intriguing first fight if Ioka wins. Oh, and…

Comment by Aztekkas on 07-31-2015

[QUOTE=giacomino;15927616]Sosa has fought almost his entire career at jr. Bantamweight or above and Ioka is having him come down to 112lbs? Plus he's not very good. Ioka could have found a little more competitive cupcake[/QUOTE] Sosa has held the belt…

Comment by giacomino on 07-31-2015

Sosa has fought almost his entire career at jr. Bantamweight or above and Ioka is having him come down to 112lbs? Plus he's not very good. Ioka could have found a little more competitive cupcake

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