Jason Sosa stops Rhodes, Adan Gonzales upsets 2x Gold Medalist Ramirez
Former super featherweight world champion Jason Sosa (23-3-4, 16 KOs) scored a seven-round technical knockout of Haskell Lydell Rhodes (27-4-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. Sosa dropped Rhodes twice in round five with many believing the fight would end there, but Rhodes survived into the seventh, in which the bout was stopped at 1:08.
In a heartwarming story, Adan Gonzales (5-2-2, 2 KOs) picked up the biggest win of his career and possibly his life defeating two-time Cuban Olympic Gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez (0-1), Ramirez’s pro debut by way of a split decision. Gonzalez dropped Ramirez in the opening seconds of the fight Ramirez would oddly fight slow and paced out as if it was a ten-round bout and not a four. The outcome was not to his liking as the judges had for Gonzales.
Middleweight Edgar Berlanga (12-0, 12 KO’s) kept his first-round knockout streak intact, stopping Gregory “Nounou” Trenel (11-5-2, 3 KO’s) in the first round at 2:24.
Paul “The Punisher” Kroll (5-0, 4 KO’s) defeated Shinard Bunch (2-1, 2kos) over the course of six rounds. The scores were 58-56 two times and 59-55 for Kroll.
Philly heavyweight Sonny Conto (4-0, 3 KO’s) handed out a one-sided beatdown of Guillermo Del Rio (2-3-1, 2 KO’s) in a four-round fight.
Featherweight Donald Smith (10-0, 6 KO’s) dropped Raheem “Bazooka” Abdullah (3-3) in the opening round and went on to win a six-round decision.
Super bantamweight Jeremy Adorno picked up a third-round knockout of Fernando Robles (2-2).