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Cintron vs. Sosa Added To February 13 Sands Bethlehem Fight Card

Two-time world welterweight champion Kermit Cintron has been added to an already deep card when he takes on George Sosa in a ten-round bout on Tuesday, February 13 at The Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA.

Already announced were two eight-round co-main events featuring Frank De Alba (22-2-2, 9 KOs) taking on Carlos Padilla (16-6-1, 10 KOs) as well as Mykal Fox (15-0, 4 KOs) battling Ricardo Garcia (14-1, 9 KOs) in a super lightweight bout.

The card is promoted by King’s Promotions.

Cintron, of Reading, PA, has a record of 39-6-3 with 30 KOs.

The 38 year-old Cintron is a 18 year professional who won his first 23 fights (20 via stoppage) by defeating the likes of Leon Pearson (9-1-1), Said Ouali (7-0), Omar Davila (12-2), Ian Mackillop (14-1), Luis Rosado (29-5), Elio Ortiz (25-6), and Teddy Reid (22-5-1).

On April 23, 2005, Cintron was stopped by Antonio Margarito in his bid to win the WBO Welterweight title.

Cintron scored two wins, which included a 10th round stoppage over contender David Estrada (18-2) before stopping Mark Suarez in six-rounds to capture the IBF Welterweight title on October 28, 2006 in Palm Beach, Florida.

Cintron made two defenses of the crown, which was highlighted by a two-round destruction of Walter Matthysse (26-1), before being stopped by Margarito in their rematch.

Cintron then sandwiched wins over Lovemore Ndou (46-10-1), Alfredo Angulo (15-0) and Juliano Ramos (15-2) around a draw with Sergio Martinez (44-1-1) before dropping fights with world champions Paul Williams and Carlos Molina.

In his last bout, Cintron was stopped in five round by Tyrone Brunson.

The “Philly Fight of the Year” Candidate saw Cintron score two knockdowns in round four, but Brunson came back to drop Cintron three times in round five.

Cintron is optimistic about his return to the ring against Sosa. “This is a fight to comeback to get back where I need to be,” said Cintron. “After the Brunson fight, it was back to the drawing board. This fight will start to get me back to the top one more time.

“I was a broadcaster for his [Sosa’s] last fight, and I did not see anything special. I’ve been working hard, getting well prepared and I will be ready to fight.”

Cintron knows that with his own professional resume, given a strong showing against Sosa, he can get into a big fight, and Cintron has a particular future opponent in mind.

“I see that Amir Khan is coming back, and I that is a fight that I want,” he said.

Sosa, of Philadelphia, has a record of 15-11-1 with 15 knockouts.

The 31 year-old is a seven year professional who is known to take on top competition such as Emanuel Taylor, Ray Robinson, and Thomas LaManna.

In his most recent bout, Sosa was stopped by undefeated top-prospect Jaron Ennis on December 1, 2017 in Philadelphia.

The undercard will feature an eight-round bout with heavyweight contender Joe Hanks (22-2, 14 KOs) of Newark, NJ fighting Nick Guivas (14-9-2, 9 KOs) of Topeka, Kansas.

Colby Madison (5-0-1, 4 KOs) of Owings Mills, Maryland, will fight Dante Selby (2-3-1) of Philadelphia at heavyweight, Blake Mansfield (5-1-1, 3 KOs) of Burlington, NC, will fight Darryl Bunting (3-2-2, 1 KO) of Asbury Park, NJ in a middleweight tilt.

Chiase Nelson (6-1, 3 Kos) of Mansfield, OH, will fight Vincent Jennings (5-4-1, 4 KOs) of Grand Rapids, MI, in a featherweight battle while Michael Coffie (1-0, 1 KO) will take on pro debuting Nicoy Clarke of Jersey City, NJ, in a heavyweight contest.

Martino Jules (2-0) of Allentown, PA, will fight Malik Loften (1-0, 1 KO) of Suitland, MD, in a featherweight clash and Juan Sanchez (4-0, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA, will take on Sergio Aguilar (2-6, 2 KOs) of Homestead, FL, in a featherweight bout.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $50, $75 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

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