Damian Sosa To Defend WBO Latino Super Welterweight Title
Against Jesus Vega On April 8
Toscano Boxing Promotions returns on Friday, April 8 as WBO
Latino Super Welterweight Champion Damian “Samurai” Sosa
(19-1, 10 KOs) faces Jesus “Ingeniero” Vega (22-2-1, 13 KOs)
in a 10-round main event at Zonkeys Auditorium in Tijuana,
Baja California Mexico. The event will be streamed live on
Pay-Per-View via FITE.TV beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m.
“We’re excited to return to Tijuana for this action-packed
event on April 8,” said Jorge Toscano, CEO and Founder of
Toscano Boxing Promotions. “Damian Sosa is a powerful super
welterweight and a tremendous counterpuncher, but he’ll have
a very tough test against Jesus Vega. We’ll also have
undefeated prospect Manuel Jaimes making his return in the
co-main event atop of a stacked card of action.”
Sosa is a 25-year-old native of Mexico City, Mexico who made
his professional debut in 2016. He fought for most of his
career in his native country, before challenging Artem
Oganesyan for the WBO Youth Junior Middleweight Championship
on enemy territory. Despite losing, Sosa put on a tremendous
effort and bounced back with eight victories, the last of
which was against “Cassius” Clay Collard. Sosa looks to
shake up the division at 154 pounds by scoring a dominant
victory in a career-defining fight against Vega.
“I feel very happy and excited because I’ll be fighting in
Tijuana,” said Damian Sosa. “It’s been about two years since
I’ve fought here, and the last two times were without fans
due to the restrictions promoters were implementing because
of COVID. So, it’s been a long time since I’ve fought in
Tijuana with people here coming to watch me. That’s one of
the reasons I’m so motivated and excited. Another reason is
that I’ll be defending my title for the first time.”
“I know that my opponent has a lot of experience,” Sosa
continued. “He has had two or three more fights than I, and
one of them was against Omar Chavez, so he’s definitely a
fighter who knows how to fight under pressure. That will
make it an interesting fight. He’s going in confident in his
ability to defeat me. But I have other plans for him.”
Vega is a 28-year-old native of Sinaloa, Mexico who has
participated in 25 bouts since making is pro debut in 2015.
Vega possess more experience than Sosa, having fought the
likes of Alessandro Riguccini and Omar Chavez, and he’ll
look to derail Sosa’s plans at becoming a top contender on
“I want to thank Toscano Boxing giving me this great
opportunity to fight for the WBO Latino title,” said Jesus
Vega. “This fight will be against a great prospect in Damian
Sosa. I’m very grateful and happy to be in Tijuana, Baja
California to deliver a great fight and a great boxing
event. May the best man win.”
In the co-main event, Manuel Jaimes (12-0, 10 KOs) of
Stockton, Calif. will defend his WBC Youth Lightweight
Championship against Pedro Bernal (8-1-2, 3 KOs) of Mexico
Carlos “El Burrito” Garcia (9-0, 7 KOs) of Tijuana, Baja
California, Mexico will return in a six-round welterweight
bout against David “El Nena” Rangel (13-10, 9 KOs) of
Cintalapa, Chiapas, Mexico.
Jose Luis “El Morro” Vazquez (6-0, 3 KOs) of Tlaquepaque,
Jalisco, Mexico will battle against Omar Martinez (4-2, 3
KOs) of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico in a six-round
super featherweight clash.
In the FITE.TV Pay-Per-View opener, Gabriel “Maestrito”
Muratalla (6-0, 3 KOs) of Fontana, California will put his
undefeated record on the line against Jose Giovanny Pineda
(4-3, 1 KO) of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico in a
six-round bantamweight battle.
The rest of the card will stream live on the Toscano Boxing
Promotions official YouTube Channel as well as on TV Boxeo
beginning at 4:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. ET.
Jose “Karma” Alvarado (9-0, 5 KOs) of Ensenada, Baja
California, Mexico will face Cesar “Bulldog” Salcedo (9-4, 5
KOs) of Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico in a super featherweight
battle scheduled for six rounds.
Artur “Cheche” Cortez (5-0-1, 4 KOs) of Tijuana, Baja
California, Mexico will participate in an eight-round super
featherweight battle against Carlos Alberto Ocampo (9-3-4, 6
KOs) of Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Welterweight Felix Soria (4-0, 2 KOs) of Riverside, Calif.
will take on Raul “Borrego” Gomez (3-0, 2 KOs) of Tijuana,
Baja California, Mexico in a four-round bout.
Middleweight Erik Aguirre (1-0) of Riverside, Calif. will
fight Brian “Niño de Oro” Landeros (1-0, 1 KO) of Tijuana,
Baja California, Mexico in a four-rounder.