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Sosa vs. Luckey Top Legends of Boxing Undercard Sept. 26 at Sands Bethlehem



Bethlehem, PA—Junior lightweight prospect Jason Sosa, of Camden, NJ, coming off four consecutive knockout victories, goes against another hard-hitter when he takes on Tyrone Luckey, of Middletown, NJ, in an eight-round contest on Thursday evening, Sept. 26, at the Sands Bethlehem.

The Sosa-Luckey fight will serve as the semifinal to the scheduled 10-round welterweight main event between Ronald Cruz, of Bethlehem, PA, and Alberto Morales, of Miami, FL. The card is part of a Legends of Boxing program, beginning at 7pm with interviews and boxing highlights of legendary fighters and streamed by www.ustream.tv/universalstreamingnetwork. The live boxing begins at 8 pm.

Sosa, 25, has K0d Georgi Kevlishvili, of Philadelphia, PA; Joseph “Chip” Perez, of New Haven, CT; Isaac Suarez, of Lancaster, PA, and Clinton Douglas, of Philadelphia, PA, to bring his record to 9-1-3, 5 K0s.

A pro since 2009, Sosa lost only by knockout to Treysean Wiggins, of Newburgh, NY, in a fight he accepted, out of shape, on 36 hours’ notice, against a boxer who was two weight classes heavier.

Managed by Adrien Soto and Chino Rivas, who also is the trainer, Sosa turned pro in 2009 after losing two out of three amateur fights. A graduate of Sterling (NJ) High School, Sosa does part-time work Camden County Parks and also does volunteer work for the Lion of Judah Church in his neighborhood.

“If Sosa continues to improve, he should be fighting contenders in 2013,” said Rivas.

Luckey, 28, turned pro in 2010 and is 5-3-1, 5 K0s.

After knocking out his first four opponents, Luckey (left) lost a close six-round decision to Bryne Green, of Vineland, NJ; drew with Ramon Ellis, of Philadelphia; lost a four-round split decision to Tevin Farmer in a fight where he had Farmer on the floor in the fourth round; knocked out then-unbeaten Bryan Acaba, of Brooklyn, NY, in one round, and lost a six-round to unbeaten Wahid Raheem in the winner’s Philadelphia backyard.

“My guy is much better that his recent record,” says manager/trainer Jose Rosario. “This is the kind of fight we need to show people just how good we are.”

ABOUT SEPTEMBER 26

The Cruz-Morales and Sosa-Luckey fights headline a seven-bout card at the Sands Bethlehem. Doors open at 7.30pm; first fight 8p.m. Tickets priced at $50 and $75 and $100 (luxury suites) can be purchased through the offices of Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and at all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000). Tickets also are on sale at www.peltzboxing.com, www.SandsEventCenter.com, and www.Ticketmaster.com. In Bethlehem, tickets are available at Deja Brew, Inc., 101 West 4th Street (610-865-2739) and at Pronto Insurance Notary, 232 East 3rd Street (610-419-6790). The Cruz-Morales and Sosa-Luckey fights as well as the rest of the matches will be streamed live by www.ustream.tv/universalstreamingnetwork. The purchase price is $4.99 for the inaugural boxing telecast on the network, which will include interviews with Larry Holmes, Gerry Cooney, Earnie Shavers and Thomas Hearns, all of whom will be at ringside. The card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., and BAM Boxing in association with Legends of Boxing and the Sands Bethlehem.