By Robert Coster
“I’m back,” said an elated Edgar Sosa after his impressive two round kayo victory over Roberto “Mako” Leyva, a former titleholder, yesterday in Acapulco. The congenial former Jr flyweight champion (38-6, 22 KOs), with manager Jacques Deschamps by his side, took time to answer a few questions from Fightnews about the bout and future plans.
Edgar, how did you feel in the fight?
Great. My punches were flowing really well and there was no ring rust. It was my second fight with Mako and I did better than in the first fight. I think the added pounds have given me more power.
Let’s talk about that. You weighed 116 lbs. At what weight class are you going to fight from now on: flyweight or super-flyweight?
It was my first fight in seven months and I didn’t want to force my body regarding the weight. I plan to fight at flyweight, definitely.
Manager Deschamps intervenes: Yes, we are definitely going after the WBC flyweight crown–early 2011 is a good guess. Edgar’s next fight should be at 112. Like he says, he’s going to knock more people out at that weight.
Were you apprehensive going into the fight?
Well, the headbutt by Rodel Mayol that caused me to lose my title not only had a physical effect–all the surgery I had to undergo– but a normal mental effect. You always worry a bit and that is why I wanted to do well, for my fans and for my own self-confidence. I would say: mission accomplished.
Will you be at the rematch of Rodel Mayol and Omar Nino?
Sure. I will be rooting for fellow Mexican Nino, who was also a victim of Mayol’s dirty tactics and trickery. I think Omar will win. Whatever happens, I have Mayol on my mind–not now but one day. I will settle the score with him.