ONE man’s misfortune is often another’s lucky break, which was certainly the case when a heavy ornament fell on Carl Frampton’s left hand, fracturing the fifth metacarpal, the week of his scheduled match with Emmanuel Dominguez. Rather than cancel the show at the Liacouras Center, promoter Top Rank move up what had been the chief supporting bout to main event status.
Nobody was happier about the situation than former secondary WBA super-featherweight title-holder Jason Sosa. He was having his third comeback fight after back-to-back losses to Vasyl Lomachenko and a controversial decision defeat to Yuriorkis Gamboa.
It was an impressive showcase for the 31-year-old Sosa. He knocked down Lydell Rhodes, an Oklahoma native fighting out of Las Vegas, thrice en route to a seventh-round stoppage victory (set for 10).