‘Marvelous’ Marvin Sonsona bacame the youngest Filipino champion in history with a decision win over Jose Lopez moments ago at Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada capturing the WBO junior bantamweight title in just his fourteenth pro fight. Both fighters felt each other out in Round 1, but in the second stanza the taller rangier Sonsona had great success in landing hooks and uppercuts under Lopez’s attack and hurt him in the closing seconds. In Round 4 Sonsona dropped Lopez hard with a well placed hook, but the cagey Puerto Rican champion survived the round.
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Haven't seen the fight, but according to people who saw it, it was a close fight. The knockdown and a point deduction from repeated low blows by Lopez secured the UD win for Sonsona. Hopefully, we'll see a video soon. I knew this wasn't going to be an easy fight for Marvin. Congratulations are in order for Marvelous Marvin Sonsona, the youngest Filipino Champion in history.
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