Belts on The Line
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Who won Lomachenko vs Sosa?
Vasyl Lomachenko beat Jason Sosa by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 8th April 2017 at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Vasyl Lomachenko.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the unified super featherweight championship of the world, with the WBO & WBA belts on the line.
Lomachenko vs Sosa stats
Back in April 2017, Vasyl Lomachenko stepped into the ring with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jason Sosa made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 4 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Sosa had a slight advantage in power over Lomachenko, with a 75% knock out percentage over Lomachenko's 71%.
Vasyl Lomachenko was the same age as Jason Sosa, at 29 years old.
Lomachenko had a height advantage of 1 inch over Sosa. Despite this, Sosa had 2-inch reach advantage.
Vasyl Lomachenko fought out of the southpaw stance, while Jason Sosa was an orthodox fighter.
Lomachenko was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 17 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 year and 10 months later than Sosa, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 22 more professional rounds, 188 to Sosa's 166.
Jason Sosa was ranked number 2 by the WBO in the 130lb division.
Lomachenko vs Sosa form
Lomachenko had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Nicholas Walters on 26th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Roman Martinez on 11th June 2016 by knockout in the 5th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Romulo Koasicha on 7th November 2015 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Gamalier Rodriguez on 2nd May 2015 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had beat Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo on 23rd November 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
Sosa had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Stephen Smith on 12th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Featherweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Previous to that, he had defeated Javier Fortuna on 24th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Super Featherweight championship fight at Capital Gym, Beijing, China.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Nicholas Walters on 19th December 2015 by majority draw in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, United States.
Before that, he had won against Jorge Pazos on 2nd October 2015 by knockout in the 6th round at 2300 Arena, Philadelphia.
He had defeated Jerry Belmontes on 15th August 2015 by knockout in the 1st round at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jason Sosa had been fighting more than Vasyl Lomachenko.
Going to this contest, Vasyl Lomachenko had last fought 4 months and 13 days ago, while Jason Sosa's last outing had been 4 months and 27 days ago.
Lomachenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Sosa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Lomachenko vs Sosa start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Lomachenko vs Sosa?
Vasyl Lomachenko was a 3/50 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Jason Sosa made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.