WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 5 KOs) and WBA World champion Jason Sosa (20-1-4, 15 KOs) will battle in a unification fight on April 8th on at the MGM National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Maryland on HBO Boxing. The bout is schedule for 12 rounds of boxing.
Lomachenko, is coming off a tremendous win over Nicholas Walters this past November, when he stopped Walters in the 7th round. Also Lomachenko is on a four knockout winning streak over the past 2 years. He staying active fighting twice in 2016 & 2015. Starting things off early this year means we might see him in action a few more times in 2017
Sosa, 28, has been busy... really busy. He fought six times in 2015 & twice in 2016. In his last fight this past November he defeated Stephen Smith by UD, scores judges: Nelson Vazquez 117-110, Stanley Christodoulou 116-112, Jean Robert Laine 116-111. Sosa, is a tough fighter with an impressive resume, Javier Fortuna, Nicholas Walters, and Jerry Belmontes to name a few.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum wanted to match Lomachenko against Orlando Salido in a rematch of their fight in 2014. However this does not seem to be working out at this time. Im sure at some point we'll see that rematch.