By JM Siasat: Roilo Golez (13-7, 5KO’s) caught the attention of Filipino fight fans when he won the WBC ABC minimumweight title by stopping Thongthailek Sor Tanapinyo in round ten. Golez would then be given the opportunity to fight for the WBC Silver light flyweight title in Mexico but was stopped in round five.
Golez who recently fought in December 23 now has another play date with destiny as he fights Edgar Sosa (43-7, 26KO’s) this coming January 7, 2012 for the WBC international flyweight title.
The more experienced former world champion Edgar Sosa, is notable for beating Brian Viloria and having fought the likes of Ulises Solis and Pongsaklek Wonjongkam in the past. Sosa is easily the favourite going to the fight but Golez is not shy in giving his opponent an assessment.
“Sosa is not that good. I am ready for the fight. This is a huge opportunity for me and I’m training hard” said Golez when I recently caught up with him. But even while he likes the chance to showcase his talent, Golez himself is pretty much aware that the fight may be too soon. “I was notified of the fight on Christmas day, suddenly the fight is near but it’s ok” said Golez.
The short notice fight will be held in Mexico so upon being asked if he thinks the judges will be fair in case the fight goes the full twelve rounds, Golez doesn’t seem to like his chances. “I don’t know. But from what I understand, I’m going to my opponents home turf and situations like this normally has hometown decisions”.
Golez said he’s been jogging but wasn’t in the gym until he was notified of fighting Sosa. With a few days left before the fight, Golez started sparring in preparation for the fight. “I will go for a knockout. If it doesn’t come then I’ll box him. I’ll be fighting for glory, I’m proud to be Filipino”.
For questions, suggestions and feedbacks you can email email@example.com
Follow me on twitter @JMSiasat www.twitter.com/jmsiasat
You can also add me on facebook at www.facebook.com/jm1boxing
Latest Boxing News
- Mikey Garcia finalizing fight with Manny Pacquiao
- David Benavidez – Ronald Ellis on March 13th
- Jake Paul says Canelo Alvarez is ducking Benavidez and Andrade
- With Canelo-Saunders And Taylor-Ramirez Set, May Will Be One Massive Month For British Boxing
- Jose Ramirez, Josh Taylor to Battle for Undisputed Junior Welterweight Crown
- Caleb Plant gives Billy Joe Saunders “a good chance” of beating Canelo & wants the winner!
- Ryan Garcia Moves On From Pacquiao Dream Fight, Says He’s Working On Another Fight
- Antonio Tarver Vs. Frank Mir – What The Heck Can We Expect!?
- Tommy Fury: Jake Paul, you can fight me anytime and anywhere
- Andy Ruiz faces Chris Arreola on Fox PPV on Apr.24th
Next Boxing Events
- Bohachuk vs Adams – NBCSN – March 4
- Yoka vs Djeko – ESPN+, BoxNation, Premier Sports – March 5
- Shields vs Dicaire – FITE TV – March 5
- Lee vs Teah – Showtime – March 10
- Rungvisai vs Sithmorseng – DAZN – March 12
- Benavídez vs Ellis – Showtime – March 13
- Estrada Vs Gonzalez – DAZN – March 13
- Hughes vs Hyland – IFL, ESPN+ – March 19
- Okolie vs Glowacki – DAZN, SKY – March 20
- Beterbiev vs Deines – ESPN – March 20
- Ortiz Jr vs Hooker – DAZN – March 20
- Serrano vs Bermudez – NBCSN – March 25
- Povetkin vs Whyte 2 – DAZN, SKY – March 27
- Herring vs Frampton – BT Sport, ESPN – April 3
- Benn vs Vargas – DAZN, SKY – April 10
Latest Boxing Results:
- Kamshybek Kunkabayev wins first professional title – Boxing Results
- Daniele Scardina: New European Union champion – Boxing Results
- Pacheco defeats Rodolfo Gomez Jr. in Miami – Boxing Results
- Yildirim got $2.5M, Canelo eight-figures for match
- Jerry “Slugger” Forrest Almost Upset “Big Bang” Zhang In “Miracle Draw”
- Canelo battered timid Yildirim
- Anthony Dirrell & Kyrone Davis Battle to Split Draw – Boxing Results
- Canelo Alvarez destroys Avni Yildirim – Boxing Results
- Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim – live results