'Argentinean Lomachenko' Alberto Melian Returns May 26 to Face Undefeated Sergio Sosa for IBF Latino Super Bantamweight Championship
On Saturday, May 26, the fast-tracking of the "Argentinean Lomachenko," two-time Olympian Alberto "Impacto" Melian (2-0, 2 KOs), will continue in Buenos Aires, when he takes on his undefeated countryman Sergio Sosa (10-0, 3 KOs) for the IBF Latino Super Bantamweight Championship.
Presented by Sampson Boxing, Melian vs. Sosa will headline a night of boxing entitled "Triple Impact on Paternal" that will be televised live on TyC Sports and VTV Uruguay (available in HD) for all of Latin America, The United States and the Caribbean.
After a distinguished amateur career and two Olympic appearances, 28-year-old Melian is off to a sensational start as a professional. In his debut, he knocked out the former world title contender Diego Ricardo Santillan (who entered the ring at 23-2) in the fifth round. In his second contest, Melian won the Argentine Super Bantamweight Championship with an eight-round TKO over Julian Aristule (32-8, 16 KOs).
A victory over Sosa will mean his first international championship and bring him one step closer to the world stage.
"Alberto Melian is a star on the rise in boxing," said his promoter, Sampson Lewkowicz. "Because of his amateur and Olympic experience and his incredible skills, there is no need to take it slow. He is already one of the world's best 122-lb fighters. He will continue to climb with every fight and should be ready for a world championship fight by next year."
The co-main event will feature Uruguay's Caril "El Ratón" Herrera (39-2, 23 KOs) taking on Argentina's Roman "220 Volts" Reynoso (20-2-2, 9 KOs) in what promises to become a thrilling South American duel. Also appearing on the card will be former Olympian Alberto "Beto" Palmetta (7-1, 3 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight bout against fellow Argentinean Nahuel "El Perfecto" Galessi (12-4-1, 7 KOs).
Starting at 8:20 p.m. (7:20 EST) on TyC Sports, the new edition of "Boxeo de Primera Promocional," will be begin with an amateur boxing showcase, followed by the professional fights.