Philadelphia, PA–Jason Sosa, of Camden, NJ, riding an eight-fight knockout streak, returns to action Friday evening, March 6, when he boxes Bergman Aguilar, of Escazu, Costa Rica, in an eight-round junior lightweight fight at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
The Sosa-Bergman contest, along with an eight-round heavyweight match featuring Joey Dawejko, of Philadelphia, PA, headlines a seven-fight card which begins at 7pm.
Sosa (right), 26, who knocked out Juan Cruz in his last fight Oct. 18 in Catano, Puerto Rico, is 13-1-3, 9 K0s. He has been a pro since 2009.
Earlier in 2014, Sosa scored his biggest win when he knocked out Michael Brooks, of Long Island, NY, in the ninth round at Bally’s Atlantic City.
Sosa is ranked No. 2 by the United States at 130 pounds by the USBA and No. 31 in the world by the WBC.
“I’m excited to be back fighting in Philadelphia in front of my fans, family and friends who will be crossing the bridge from my hometown of Camden,” said Sosa. “I expect 2015 to be a great year and I will continue where I left off with my explosive knockouts. I want to thank my manager, Mark Cipparone, of Club 1957 Management, and the entire Rocco’s Collision Team for believing in me and making a lot of things possible. I would like to thank Russell Peltz as well. El Canito is back!”
Sosa has not boxed in Philadelphia since Dec. 8, 2012, when he knocked out Isaac Suarez, of Lancaster, PA, in two rounds at McGonigle Hall on the campus of Temple University.
Aguilar (left) 30, now living in Puerto Rico, is 12-1-1, 4 K0s. In his last fight April 24 in Panama, Aguilar scored an 11-round decision over previously unbeaten hometown hero Juan Huertas for the interim WBA Fedelatin Title.
A pro since 2008, Aguilar will be making his first star outside Central America.
“I ask for all Costa Rican fans to come out and support me in Philadelphia,” said Aguilar.