MARVIN Sonsona lost his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight belt at the scales before his first world-title defense against Alejandro Hernandez last year in Ontario, Canada. He was 2.5 lbs. over the weight limit of the 115-pound category.

However, this time around, Sonsona is comfortable in his new weight division, the super bantamweight class, where he believes that he will get his second division world title.

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“At this weight, I feel great and my punch is stronger, too. I think I have everything to beat Vazquez and I have much more experience than him. I’m going to win that title and show my skills in the ring,” said the 19-year-old Sonsona said in a report posted at


Sonsona, a native of Gen. Santos, takes on fellow undefeated boxer Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. for the vacant WBO super bantamweight crown, which was relinquished by Puerto Rican star Juan Manuel Lopez, this Sunday at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

“I am ready physically and mentally for this fight. We have taken training seriously and I’m in the best condition that I can be. We are focused on our opponent and when we get in the ring, Sonsona will see that wanting to fight me was wrong,” said Vazquez Jr., the son of Puerto Rican Wilfredo Vazquez Sr.

Sonsona, who has a height advantage over Vazquez, has a record of 14-0-1 with 12 knockouts, while Vazquez is 17-0-1 with 14 knockouts.


Sonsona won the WBO super flyweight strap by winning a unanimous decision over Puerto Rican veteran Jose Lopez last Sept. in Canada. He only held the title for two months and 17 days.

On the other hand, Rodel Mayol is also fighting on the same day.

He defends his World Boxing Council light flyweight crown against veteran Mexican Omar Niño Romero in Mexico.

Mayol won his WBC title after defeating reigning champion Edgar Sosa via a second round stoppage in Mexico last Nov. 21, the same day that Sonsona lost his WBO belt.