Édgar Sosa (boxer)

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Édgar Sosa
Edgar Sosa (boxer).jpg
Real nameÉdgar Alejandro Sosa Medina
Weight(s)Super Flyweight
Light Flyweight
Height1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in)
Reach1.70 m (67 in)
Born (1979-08-23) 23 August 1979 (age 40)
Mexico City, Mexico
Boxing record
Total fights63
Wins by KO30
No contests0

Édgar Alejandro Sosa Medina (born August 23, 1979 in Mexico City) is a Mexican boxer. He is the former WBC Light Flyweight Champion and went on to make eleven title defenses.[1]

Pro career[edit]

Sosa suffered losses in the early part of his career, the first one came against another future Mexican light flyweight champion Ulises Solís. He faced off against Solis in a rematch in 2003 but lost once again. Sosa would then score fourteen straight victories including a win over future light flyweight champion Gilberto Keb Baas and former two time minimum weight champion Noel Arambulet.

WBC Light Flyweight Championship[edit]

On April 14, 2007, Sosa won the WBC Light Flyweight Championship by besting former champion Brian Viloria by unanimous decision. Sosa went on to successfully defend his title ten times.[2]

In April 2009, he also got a 4th-round technical knockout victory over Porsawan Popramook.

Controversial title defense[edit]

On November 21, 2009, Sosa lost his title to Rodel Mayol. In the second round, Sosa was badly hurt by a headbutt from Mayol, sending Sosa to the canvas and causing him to sustain an injury which was later determined to be a triple-fracture. The referee ruled the headbutt as an unintentional foul and deducted a point from Mayol. After the ringside doctor inspected the wound, the referee allowed the fight to continue despite Sosa still being groggy from the injury.[3] When the action resumed, Sosa was dropped and the referee waved it off moments later.[4] Sosa, who required a metal plate to be implanted on his cheekbone due to multiple fractures, filed a protest with the WBC to have the decision changed to a "no contest".[5]

Due to the controversial nature of his defeat the WBC have declared Sosa a "champion emeritus" and he is entitled to either a rematch with Mayol, or a fight with flyweight champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, once Sosa has recovered from his injuries. Sosa had discussed moving up in weight before his controversial loss.[6]

Title last held by
Omar Niño Romero
WBC Light Flyweight Champion
April 14, 2007 – November 21, 2009
Succeeded by
Rodel Mayol

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Boxing – Q&A: Edgar Sosa!. Fightnews.com (2009-04-29). Retrieved on 2011-10-18.
  2. ^ seattlepi.nwsource.com, Sosa retains WBC light flyweight title[dead link]
  3. ^ Edgar Sosa Will Protest TKO Loss To Rodel Mayol – Boxing News. Boxingscene.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-18.
  4. ^ Pacquiao fighter Mayol stops Sosa, wins title – Sports – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News. Gmanews.tv. Retrieved on 2011-10-18.
  5. ^ Boxing – Controversy over Mayol win. Fightnews.com (2009-11-22). Retrieved on 2011-10-18.
  6. ^ Édgar Sosa recibe alta médica definitiva (Translation Edgar Sosa received final discharge. Translate.google.com) Retrieved on 2011-10-18.

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