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Edgar Sosa mulling Brian Viloria, Rodel Mayol

Long-reigning WBC junior flyweight titlist Edgar Sosa is weighing his options at the moment, fresh off of a September 15 stoppage win over Omar Soto. Sosa (37-5, 21 KO) definitely has options as he seeks another fight before the end of the year.

A few days ago, GMANews.TV reported that Sosa was willing to consider a rematch with current IBF titleholder Brian Viloria. Viloria (26-2, 15 KO) has had an excellent 2009 and is a prime contender for Comeback Fighter of the Year. After several disappointing performances, including a majority decision loss to Sosa in 2007, Viloria shocked many observers by outfighting Ulises Solis in an April war in the Philippines, knocking out Solis in the 11th round.

From GMA News:

"Edgar might yet make another title defense at the end of November," said Sosa’s manager Jacques Deschamps. "A rematch with Brian Viloria is a definite possibility. ... After that, we are definitely looking for Edgar to move up and go after the WBC flyweight belt in 2010."

But now another fighter has come into the running. Rodel Mayol, fresh off of back-to-back fights with division champion Ivan Calderon, is a contender to fight Sosa. Mayol (25-4-1, 19 KO) gave Calderon a hell of a fight two straight times in 2009 before cuts ended the fights after six and seven rounds. The first fight was scored a draw, the second a split decision win for Calderon.

There's no doubt that Viloria presents the better challenge on paper, but Mayol is sort of like a 108-pound Rocky Juarez, a powerful fighter that presents problems for just about anyone in the division but hasn't gotten over that hump. Either fight would be totally respectable as a last hurrah for Sosa at 108 pounds.

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