The comeback trail of former world superflyweight champion Marvin Sonsona continues after a crushing left uppercut to Carlos “El Flaco” Fulgencio’s jaw in the fifth round to finish the Dominican Republic fighter in a bout that announced his return to the bigtime boxing at the Hoops Dome here Saturday night.
Sonsona unleashed that same old, reliable weapon that has helped him improve his record to 16-1-1 with 13 knockouts, sending his visiting foe to the floor, After pounding Fulgencio’s body in the early rounds with hard shots and hardly connecting with a clean shot to the head.
The fight ended at 1:41 mark of the fifth after referee Tony Pesons dicided that Fulgencio was no longer fit to continue.
The 21-year-old Sonsona, lost his world superflyweight belt after a knockout loss to Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., in 2010.
“I’m still trying to get back my timing. I’m still a bit slow, but I feel like I will be stronger and probably faster come my next fight,” said Sonsona.
The 21-year-old Sonsona will relocate to Oxnard, Californfia to train with Pablo Sarmiento, in preparation for his next fight at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City against an opponent to be named later.
Sonsona also moving up to featherweight limit of 126 pounds in his next fight, sonsona felt that he cannot make 122 pound limit any longer, Moving up to featherweight will also allow Sonsona to avoid Filipino pound for pound standout Nonito Donaire who also holds the super bantamweight title.