There's a New Filipino Boxing Sensation: Meet Marvin Sonsona

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There's a New Filipino Boxing Sensation: Meet Marvin Sonsona

ESPN didn't report on it. The sports talk radio stations I listen to didn't mention it. It wasn't in the sports section of my local newspaper. Most sports sites didn't report it. On Friday night, a world boxing championship changed hands, and it went mostly unnoticed. That's a shame.

There is a new Filipino boxing sensation named Marvin Sonsona (14-0, 12 KOs). The 19-year-old, undefeated Sonsona won the WBO super flyweight title Friday night by getting a unanimous decision over former champion Jose Lopez (39-8-2, 32 KOs).

Did he say 19 years old?

Yes, he did.

Did say 14-0 with 12 knockouts?

Yes, he did.

Did he say it was hardly reported on?

Unfortunately, he did.

This is why boxing is fading in many people's eyes. Sensational young undefeated fighters who have KO'd just about everyone they have faced are not reported on. 

Why wasn't this fight on one of the 3,000 ESPN channels? 

It should have been.

Sonsona has a fight scheduled for Nov. 21 against a TBA opponent. Hopefully that WBO super flyweight championship fight gets televised. "Marvelous" Marvin deserves it.

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