Pongsaklek Wonjongkam will face Edgar Sosa on October 24. (Photo by Scottmallon at en.wikipedia)
A fight between world flyweight champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam and Edgar Sosa finally has a date, as the two will meet on October 24 in Thailand.
Wonjongkam (81-3-1, 44 KO) has been busy in mostly insignificant fights since winning the vacant real championship and the WBC belt from Koki Kameda in March 2010, fighting six times but only defending his belt twice, and even then not against what were considered serious contenders. Sosa (43-6, 26 KO) held the WBC's 108-pound title for two years, making frequent defenses between 2007 and 2009 before losing it controversially to Rodel Mayol. After some time off with injury, Sosa returned and was inserted into the race at 112 fairly quickly by the WBC. He's won six straight since the Mayol loss.
These two have been dancing around the fight for a while now, as they both knew it was going to happen and continually held it off. Sosa simply stated numerous times that he did plan to fight Wonjongkam, who knew Sosa would eventually challenge him.
Sosa will be by far the toughest challenge that Wonjongkam has taken since beating Kameda, and Wonjongkam will be without question Sosa's toughest opponent since moving up from junior flyweight.
Wonjongkam also fights on Thursday in Thailand, facing Dondon Jimenea (26-16-4, 13 KO) in another non-title fight.