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Boxing In Mexico: Mayol Shocks Sosa For WBC Belt, Segura Retains WBA Crown

Edgar Sosa's 25 bout win streak was snapped last night by Filipino Rodel Mayol, who stopped the Mexico City man in two to annex the WBC light flyweight title at Palenque de la Feria in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico.

Sosa won the WBC strap in April, 2007 against Brian Viloria and had successfully retained the title 10 times. By contrast, Mayol had been unable to win a world title in four previous attempts including two against WBO light flyweight kingpin Ivan Calderon earlier this year when Calderon was cut and could not continue.

Once the bell rang, Sosa and Mayol went at it but things went ary in the second when the champion was forced to take a knee after a clash of heads.

Mayol lost a point for the infraction but took advantage of Sosa's poor state and hammered the champ to the canvas. Sosa beat the count but was again decked by Mayol's followup assault and the bout was stopped at 1:52 of the second.

Mayol wins the WBC light flyweight title, seeing his record to 26-4-1 (20), while Sosa's record now stands at 37-6 (21).

At The Arena in Merida on the Yucutan Peninsula, WBA light flyweight champion Giovanni Segura, 22-1-1 (8), made his first title defense by knocking out Sonny Boy Jaro, 30-8-5 (19), at 1:05 of the first round after landing a perfect body shot.

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