MANILA, Philippines – Former world flyweight champion Sonny Boy Jaro will reportedly get a chance to avenge one of his career losses, as he is set to take on Edgar Sosa on October 13 at the latter's home turf in Mexico City.
Ryan Songalia of RingTV is reporting that Jaro "will get a shot at redemption" against Sosa, who beat Jaro in September 2008 via a unanimous decision.
"Since before, Sonny Boy has wanted to fight Sosa again," said Jaro's manager, Aljoe Jaro. "Now he's very happy and he wants to prove that he’s a real champion."
"Before, when he fought Sosa, he didn’t have the ambition to become a champion but now he wants to become a world champion again," he added.
Jaro became a world champion for the first time in his career when he upset longtime champion Pongsaklen Wonjongkam to win the flyweight title in March. He would lose the belt just four months later to Japan’s Toshiyuki Igarashi.
Meanwhile, Sosa is on a three-fight winning streak after losing to Wonjongkam in October 2011.
It is unsure if the fight will push through, however, as Oswaldo Kuchle, the head of Promociones del Pueblo, has not been able to contact Sosa.
Kuchle said he has signed contracts with both fighters but "Sosa's camp has been hiding."
"It looks like Sosa is going with our competitor in Mexico," Kuchle said.
If the Sosa fight does not push through, Jaro will fight against another opponent, the promoter said.