Marvin Sonsona Unseats Jose Lopez, Wins WBO Title

By Mark Vester

The man many are calling the next Filipino star, Marvin Sonsona (14-0, 12KOs), captured the WBO junior bantamweight title with a twelve round decision over veteran Jose “Carita” Lopez (39-8-2, 32KOs) at Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada. The scores were 114-111, 115-110 and 116-109.

The 19-year-old Sonsona was too strong for Lopez, often shaking the veteran up, dropping him in round four and always keeping him on the defensive.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by theplayerpimp on 09-05-2009

[QUOTE=HML88;6025278]nobody should complain about this kid's style. hes a world champ at 19. 19! thats some serious skills. and lopez is no bum by no means. and no morris east wasnt undefeated he already loss once maybe twice[/QUOTE] lopez aint…

Comment by DocG on 09-05-2009

[QUOTE=vrodz;6024348]I don't know if he's the better boxer but apparantly he does have power. We'll see how long he can survive as champ just on raw power.[/QUOTE] At 19 y/o , that raw power has alot to improve towards perfection!:beerchug:

Comment by SceneSpectator! on 09-05-2009

[QUOTE=gopi11;6022251][img][/img] Marvin Sonsona has a lot of room for improvement, he can't rely on his powerful left straight all the time. His defense is lacking and his patience is wanting, the good thing is, he's young, and he's got all…

Comment by HML88 on 09-05-2009

nobody should complain about this kid's style. hes a world champ at 19. 19! thats some serious skills. and lopez is no bum by no means. and no morris east wasnt undefeated he already loss once maybe twice

Comment by JOM'S on 09-05-2009

question guys is Sonsona the Philippines first "undefeated" or "Zero (0) lost" world champion? I know Villa & Pac lost before winning a world championship at 19... was morris east undefeated when he became our youngest world champ?

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