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Jason Sosa: I Know I Did Enough To Beat Yuriorkis Gamboa!

New York, New York City - Theater at Madison Square Garden - The live HBO telecast began with a controversial decision between Yuriorkis Gamboa (28-2, 17 KOs) of Miami, Florida and Jason Sosa (20-3-4, 15 KOs) of Camden, New Jersey.

Despite a deducted point for holding in the tenth, Gamboa was declared the winner by majority decision after ten hard-fought rounds.

The scorecards varied widely for this bout. One referee scored the contest 94-94. The other two judges scored the fight for Gamboa 95-93 and 96-92.

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Afterwards, Sosa made it clear that he felt he was the rightful winner.

"I was a fun fight. I took some breaks but I thought I did enough to win. I know I did enough to win the fight. I didn't get hurt at all during the fight. I spar with middleweights so that was nothing," Sosa said.

Also on the card, Grozny, Russia native Bakhram Murtazaliev (11-0, 9 KOs) kept his stoppage streak alive with his seventh straight knockout over Carlos Galvan (16-6-1, 15 KOs) of Antioquia, Colombia at 1:31 of round five.

After the fight Murtazaliev said, "The fight went as it went. I didn't think my opponent would be in the ring that long. He has a big heart. All respect to him."

When asked about fighting at Madison Square Garden he added, "It looked like what I dreamed all my life. I'm not that famous a boxer, but I want to say thank you to all my fans. I promise more exciting fights in the future."

After a 14-month layoff Brooklyn's own Frank "Notorious" Galarza (18-2-2, 11 KOs) made his triumphant return to the ring with a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Jaime Herrera (15-5-1, 8 KOs) of Chicago, Illinois. Herrera suffered a cut over his left eye in the fifth round but managed to finish the fight. The judges scored the fight 78-74, 80-72 and 79-73 all in favor of the hometown hero.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cinci Champ on 11-26-2017

got admit i didnt agree with hbo scorecard at all

Comment by masterpatric09 on 11-26-2017

When sergio Martinez won in England His first title went down twice and won the fight no controversies.here Sosa was shown one dimensional.eating every combination Gamboa landed.The problem is gamboa Chin is ****, but He outboxed Sosa.I have no problems…

Comment by Graz on 11-26-2017

Another miscarriage of justice in boxing. Sosa clearly won that fight. The corruption in boxing once again rears it’s ugly head.

Comment by Sickmerch1990 on 11-26-2017

Sosa won that bore fest gamboa is shot to sh it

Comment by Ganondorf on 11-26-2017

I agree. I wish I could say I was shocked but this has become too typical.

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