Sosa-Smith Winner is Contractually Bound To Face Fortuna Next

By Rick Reeno

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing has advised that Javier Fortuna (30-1-1, 22KOs) has a guaranteed crack at the WBA super featherweight world title.

In an unexpected upset, Fortuna lost his title back in June when he traveled over to China and was stopped in the eleventh round by Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15KOs). Fortuna was ahead on all three cards and had Sosa down earlier, but got careless against a very determined opponent.

As part of the agreement to fight Fortuna, Lewkowicz obtained three fight options on Sosa. 

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Both Fortuna and Sosa signed on to take interim fights. Fortuna returned this past Saturday night at the Sambil Commercial Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and blew out fellow Dominican Marlyn Cabrera in two rounds.

Sosa is signed on to fight Stepehen Smith (24-2, 14KOs) on November 12th in Monaco. There is a clause in the contract where the winner is bound to face Fortuna next. Smith lost a twelve round decision to Jose Pedraza in April and then made a very quick return in May to notch a stoppage win over Daniel Brizuela in seven rounds.

Lewkowicz notes that a TV network is already on board and very interested in televising the Sosa/Smith winner vs. Fortuna.

"Javier Fortuna will get a title shot next Sosa will defend the title against Stephen Smith in Monaco. Then the winner of that fight will have to make a defense against Fortuna," Lewkowicz told

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 09-29-2016

I never saw Fortuna fight so reckless as with Sosa, he underestimated him. He acted like punches didn't hurt, macho man, he walked into them trying to land. I always liked how Fortuna kept his hands up and used his…

Comment by PETUFF on 09-29-2016

I rather see Pac vs Maywather !

Comment by Santa_ on 09-28-2016

[QUOTE=BIPBAP;17080946]All these cats fighting it out to become the pretender. Jezreel Corrales da real champ.[/QUOTE] Corrales knocked off the long reigning champ. He's the top dog at 130 for sure.

Comment by Santa_ on 09-28-2016

Fortuna underestimated Sosa. I guarantee he gets revenge. WAR Abejon! :boxing:

Comment by illpapi on 09-28-2016

[QUOTE=PETUFF;17081274]Nobody want to see that beating again !!he need to move on!!!winner fight Loma vs Walter winner:boxing::boxing:[/QUOTE] What beating are you talking about? If there is a fight that deserves a rematch is Sosa vs Fortuna. You make it sound…

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