This Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, it will be a historic night of boxing because not one but two world heavyweight title bouts will take place on one card.
Before Deontay Wilder defends his WBC title against Artur Szpilka and Charles Martin and Vyacheslav Galzkov vie for the IBF strap, Brooklyn’s own Julian Sosa will look for his 4th win against one draw when he takes on Bryan Timmons in a welterweight bout scheduled for four rounds.
Sosa of the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn was 68-12 as an amateur and is excited for the great opportunity and exposure on such a high profile card.
“Training has been great. This has been one of the longest camps so far. It has been 5 and a half weeks. I really feel amazing and I feel strong. My confidence is through the roof and I am just prepared to fight,”said the 20 year-old Sosa.
Sosa, who turned 20 on New Years day will be fighting his most experienced foe in Timmons. The native of St. Joseph, Missouri is a nine fight veteran.
“I have seen two fights of him. I see that he likes to switch stances and he likes to mix up coming forward and countering. I prepare in the gym for anything. I have a style that I can do different things. I am a boxer-puncher but I can adapt to whatever my opponent brings. I get more aggressive as the fight moves along and I get more comfortable in there and I even get more aggressive.”
This is a major opportunity for young Sosa as he will be fighting in his home borough on a big card.
“When I got the news, I was excited to be part of history. This is the first heavyweight title bout in 115 years in Brooklyn. I want to put on a great performance on the historic night.”
Sosa is promoted by New Legend Boxing Promotions which is headed up by Felipe Gomez and Kevin O’Sullivan and Sosa is happy that the company has kept him very busy as this will be his fifth fight in his first ten months as a professional.
“New Legend has been keeping me very active. They are moving me in the right direction. This will be a great night as I have a very good fan base. I could not ask for a better team.”
That team, which is a family affair, is made up by his father/trainer Aureliano Sosa, uncle Eusebio Sosa and his strength and conditioning coach Hugh.
“I want to thank Kevin & Felipe of New Legend Boxing & Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment for giving me this opportunity to fight on this great card at Barclays Center. The fans will see that the work will pay off on Saturday.”