At the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco on Saturday night, WBA Super Featherweight champion Jason “El Canito” Sosa, 20-1-4, 15 KO’s successfully defended his title by defeating Steven “Swifty” Smith, 24-3, 14 KO’s by unanimous decision. The official scores were 117-110, 116-111 and 116-112.
The 25-year old Sosa, from Camden, N.J, attacked from the opening bell, disregarding Smith’s punching power. “El Canito” used great footwork and and an aggressive attack to build an early lead on the judge’s scorecards. The 31-year old Smith, from Liverpool, England, who suffered a bad near his right eye in the third round, absorbed a lot of punishment in the center of the ring and on the ropes.