Bito has one goal: Knock Sosa out
Boxer Ryan Bito did not come all the way to Mexico City from the Philippines to see the pyramids, eat enchiladas or learn about Mexican history during the bicentennial celebration this weekend. For the Filipino challenger, those are just distractions. Bito has one focus -- surprise the world with a championship performance against Edgar Sosa on Saturday September 11, at the Plaza Monumental of Mexico on the "Mexican Fiesta" Pay-per-view card.
Just a few days away from getting his first shot at defending his WBC International super flyweight title, Bito is confident he will return to his country wearing a title belt signifying him as the ruler of the flyweight division.
In the main event of Saturday night's PPV-televised card, three-division world champion Morales (49-6, 34 KOs), who returned this past March 27, after 2 ½ years of inactivity, defeating former WBA lightweight titlist Jose “Jicaras” Alfaro (23-6, 20 KOs) by a 12-round decision for the WBC Intercontinental welterweight crown, is on a mission to become the first Mexican to capture world titles in four different weight classes.
Morales goes for his 50th career win in the 12-round main event on “Mexican Fiesta” against WBU lightweight champion Willie “Hands of Steel” Limond (33-2, 8 KOs), of Scotland, for the vacant WBC Diamond Super Lightweight Championship.
Bito will be facing Sosa in the co-main.
He is going to need all the confidence he can muster. When he enters the ring on Saturday, it won’t just be against Mexican Edgar Sosa, a tremendous fighter, but also against the 50,000 fans that will be cheering for their countryman. Bito has never won a match outside of his home country, and he’s never faced a raucous crowd like he’ll see this weekend during “Mexican Fiesta.”
"I realize that Edgar Sosa is a great fighter with great skills, but I come very well prepared. I have no other motivations to be in Mexico other than to beat Edgar in his homeland. I will win by knockout,” said the 24-year old Bito. “I will be motivated by the crowd’s energy against me to fight a great fight and retain my International Flyweight title.”
With a professional record of 18 wins (6 knockouts), six losses and three draws, Bito won the International crown when he defeated Thailand’s Saenmuangloei Sor Kingstar by technical knockout in the 10th round earlier this year in Manila.
Bito is in for a tough challenge. Sosa has more nockouts than Bito has wins, with 23 of Sosa’s 39 victories coming via knockout, including consecutive knockout wins coming into the fight.
Promoted by Grupo Empersarial Matiz, the PPV special is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET, 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
The fight will be called by World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Col. Bob Sheridan (blow-by-blow) and former NFL player and veteran boxing announcer Benny Ricardo (color analyst).
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