Vasyl Lomachenko defends his WBO World Super-Featherweight Title against Jason Sosa on Saturday 8th April at the brand new MGM resort, The National Harbor in Maryland.
The Ukrainian Double Olympic Gold Medallist jumped up in weight after landing the WBO World Featherweight crown to pursue some lucrative and attractive fights at Super-Featherweight, but has since struggled to tie down an opponent.
A unification bout was his preferred next move and looked to be close to securing that when Jason Sosa stepped forward.
However, the unification has failed to materialise and Sosa has since vacated his WBA World Title in order for the high profile fight with Lomachenko to go ahead.
The American stunned BoxNation viewers last June after dethroning Javier Fortuna in Beijing with a dramatic late stoppage victory, handing Fortuna his first loss and collecting his first World Title in the process.
In his maiden defence, Sosa convincingly beat popular Scouser Stephen Smith over 12 in Monte Carlo last November, cementing himself as a force in the division.
Lomachenko’s meteoric rise has been well documented with his recent stunning victories against World class operators Roman Martinez and Nicholas Walters.
With just one blemish on an otherwise perfect record, ‘Hi-Tech’ admits he may have to move up to Lightweight sooner rather than later to pin down the bigger names in the sport, but he has a very dangerous opponent in Sosa to deal with first.