Earlier tonight on Unimas’ Solo Boxeo we got to see Jerry Belmontes back in action for the first time since losing to Dierry Jean not long ago in June. This time, he took on tough New Jersey native, Jason Sosa.
Jason Sosa has been on an extended comeback trail since taking his only career loss back in 2010 against Treysean Wiggins. Aside from two majority decision draws and a majority decision win, the Puerto Rican fighter out of Camden, New Jersey has had 11 consecutive stoppages. Now, Sosa adds another fighter on the long list of fighters to his resume, as he cracked his most known opponent to date, Jerry Belmontes in just 1 round. Giving Belmontes his only career stoppage in 27 fights.
Belmontes certainly tops any name on Sosa’s resume. He has been in with some of the most recognized lightweights in the world. The likes of Abner Cotto, Omar Figueroa, Dierry Jean, Miguel Vazquez and so on. The only problem here is Belmontes has lost to them all. His last win, coming in March of 2014 against Will Tomlinson. Not taking anything away from him of course, you must respect the man for taking on all tough challenges.
The fight was quick and easy for Sosa who stalked Belmontes the entire first round. Belmontes danced around keeping distant by popping his jab and at times throwing combinations. All before Sosa trapped him against the ropes and landed his signature left hook followed by a cross that sent Belmontes to the canvas, unable to beat the referee’s 10 count.
Now, Sosa, who is signed to the hall of fame Philadelphia promoter, Russell Peltz, looks to continue his streak as he’s slowly but surely getting more exposure, this being his first televised fight. He already has his next fight set. Taking place October 2nd at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA. A card dubbed “Puerto Rican Boxing Classic” hosted by Joe Hand Promotions, Bam Boxing and Peltz Boxing.
Followed by Jason Sosa’s first round knockout of Jerry Belmontes, Puerto Rico’s Jean Carlos Rivera finished his opponent Jose Roman just as quick and easy. Rivera, who campaigns in the super bantamweight division, was entering his 3rd professional fight having made his professional debut back in March of last year with a unanimous decision win against Kevin Vazquez.
Roman was entering the bout with two fights under his belt as well. Both which were losses that came by knockouts. He came out using his reach advantage, throwing his jab and using a cross to the body backing Rivera up. Roman never got off as each time he did get close, Rivera landed punches on the inside before dropping him midway through the round with a left hook followed by what seemed like an uppercut. Roman barely beat the count but continued on.
The fight didn’t last much longer as Roman went down once again with a left hook to the body and this time did not beat the count. Jean Carlos Rivera, also known as “El Chapito” improved to (3-0, 2 KOs)
In the main event, we saw featherweight action as Christopher Diaz took on Alicides Santiago in an 8 round bout.
Just like the first two bouts, the fight only lasted one round. It was an extremely exciting round at that. Early on, both guys were aggressors, as they came out with bad intentions. Santiago was able to catch Diaz with a left hook early that definitely caught his attention. Diaz rallied back with a game Santiago, catching him with an awkward right cross that hurt Santiago. He followed up with a right then a left hook to drop him.
With blood gushing out of his nose, Santiago beat the count and continued in the fight. Diaz wasted no time throwing lefts and rights that eventually sent Santiago wobbling into the ropes. Diaz proceeded to hammer away, topping it off with a right hook that prompted the referee to stop the fight.
At 20 years old, Diaz now continues his career with a record of 13 wins and 8 knockouts.