Jason Sosa's Promoter on Fortuna Rematch, Future Fight Plans

By Steve Kim

This past weekend in Monaco, Jason Sosa (20-1-4, 15KOs) made the first successful defense of his WBA "regular" super featherweight title by defeating Stephen Smith over twelve brisk and entertaining rounds.

Sosa won this belt back in late June by stopping Javier Fortuna in eleven rounds in China. After the fight, Fortuna and his promoter, Sampson Lewkowicz, claimed to have a rematch clause in place.

Fortuna (31-1-, 22KOs) was also back in action this past Saturday night, in Philadelphia, and got off the floor to win a unanimous decision over previously undefeated Omar Douglas.


Sosa's promoter, Russell Peltz confirmed to that there is a rematch clause in play for Fortuna but added - "I don't believe it's going to be the next fight."

So what's next for the native of Camden, New Jersey? There has been a lot of interest, but not a lot of follow-through from several interested parties.

''We had a feeler from Golden Boy about fighting Francisco Vargas but I don't think Vargas wants to fight Sosa. That's why I haven't heard back from Golden Boy. We had a feeler to fight in Indonesia to go against Duad Yordan but I think they've changed their minds also. So we're looking to fight some time in February or March,'' explained Peltz.

If Peltz had his way, he would stage a triumphant homecoming for Sosa in the summer of 2017.

"My dream is to have him defending his title in June outdoors in the ballpark where the Camden Riversharks, the minor league baseball team was. It's called Campbell's Field," explained Peltz.

"It's right at the base of the Ben Franklin Bridge that connects to Camden. For baseball it seats 6,400. That's what I'd really like to do. The city of Camden has approached me about getting behind me."

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RobnDropem on 11-21-2016

So he basicly said that he wants Fortuna vs Sosa in June.

Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 11-16-2016

sosa stops fortuna again. fortuna is chinny as hell.

Comment by Unsuspected on 11-16-2016

I don't think Fortuna has the chin or durability to last 12 rounds with Sosa, especially now that the champion has gotten more experience and confidence under his belt. I expect Fortuna will jump out to another early lead but…

Comment by KeyboardWarrior on 11-15-2016

Fortuna shouldn't be trading shots with Jason Sosa to begin with. In a rematch Fortuna UD

Comment by piritwin2 on 11-15-2016

Fortuna u sure u wanna fight this buzz saw? u better fight someone else!:thinking::eek::Thinkingo

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