By Jake Donovan

Efforts by the World Boxing Association to consolidate its number of titlists have been temporarily placed on hold in the super featherweight division. The sanctioning body confirmed that recently crowned titlist Jason Sosa has been granted a voluntary defense, which will come versus unbeaten Gervonta 'Tank' Davis. 

The bout is tentatively slated to take place on October 22 at a location to be announced in the coming days. Free-to-air American television network NBC has that date set aside for a Premier Boxing Champions telecast, although this bout has yet to be confirmed to appear (main event or otherwise) on the show.

News of the match-up was first mentioned by Michelle "Raging Babe" Rosado during a recent edition of The Morning Punch-In Show With RB & Jae.

Sosa (19-1-4, 15KOs) hit the jackpot with an upset win over Javier Fortuna, rallying from behind to score an 11th round knockout in their title fight this past June in Beijing, China. The feat marked 14 straight wins by knockout for the scrappy boxer from Camden, New Jersey, a run interrupted only by a controversial 10-round draw with former featherweight titlist Nicholas Walters last December. 

Davis (16-0, 15KOs) has been groomed for a title shot from the moment 2015 became 2016. The 21-year young blue-chip prospect entered turned pro in 2013 following a well-decorated amateur career. He hasn't at all disappointed in the pro ranks, even catching the eye of former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, who now acts as his promoter through his Mayweather Promotions outfit.

The title fight is the first for Davis, who has scored knockout wins in all but one career bout. Included among the lot are stoppage victories in each of his past seven starts, with his past four either airing live or appearing via clips on Spike TV and Bounce TV. 

Original plans called for Sosa to face WBA "Super" 130 lb. champ Jezreel Corrales, who earned the label following an upset of his own in a stunning two-round knockout of long-reigning Takashi Uchiyama eaerlier this year. The WBA has confirmed that such a consolidation bout remains on the docket, with Corrales to face the Sosa vs. Davis winner likely during the 1st quarter of 2017. 

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