By Lito Delos Reyes
The fighting Sonsona brothers Eden and Lolito of General Santos City both vowed to continue the suc-cess story of their cousin and former WBO World super flyweight champion Marvin “Marvelous” Son-sona as they are both seeing action again on the ring infront of their home-town fans on February 26 at 5 p.m. at the Lagao Gym in General Santos City.
Eden, a former WBC International Silver super featherweight champion, is facing Butuan’s Jovany Rota (9W-9L-0D-6 Kos) for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International super feather-weight crown in one of the four title-fights dubbed as the “Laban Pinoy 3: Rise of Champions” boxing show by the Sanman Pro-motions and Solar Sports.
It will be Eden’s se-cond comeback fight since he went into a “short vaca-tion” after he won the WBC International Silver super featherweight title via a second round tech-nical knockout against Mexican Adrian Estrella in Mexico last May 16, 2015.
Eden joined Sanman Stable late last year and successfully made a come-back by scoring a majority decision against Jaime Barcelona last December 4 at the Robinsons’ Gen-San.
“I’m expecting a better Eden now in his second fight. He is doing better in the gym compared to his first fight,” said new ma-nager Jim Claude “JC” Mananquil, Chief Execu-tive Officer of Sanman Promotions.
Manangquil said that he has a “big trust of Eden’s capability.”
“I heard a lot of bad stories about him but I gave him a chance to prove himself. He promised he will change and be a world champion,” bared Manang-quil.
Eden went to Sanman Gym last November to start training again. He has lost already 10 pounds and now weighs 136 lbs. He is also inspired to fight again be-cause he wants to buy a new house.
“I will be world cham-pion very soon. I can beat all these 126 to 130 lbs. world champions,” said Eden.
“Look what I did to undefeated Mexican Ad-rian Estrella. I will do that (also) to the reigning world champions if given a chance,” added Eden, who has a record of 35 wins with 12 knockouts against six losses and two draws.
His younger brother Lolito (20W-1L-4D-9 KOs) will be fighting against former Philippine light flyweight champion Renren Tesorio (16W-9L-3D-4KOs) of Palawan for the vacant WBF Asia Paci-fic super flyweight title for 12 rounds.
Lolito is still managed by Jason Soong but is now being promoted by Sanman Promotions. He also fought and won via a fourth round TKO over Jetly Purisima under Sanman already last December 4 at Robinson’s Gensan.
“We are going to continue the success of Sonsona in boxing. Me and my brother Eden will be world champions,” said Lolito.
Marvin Sonsona (20-1-1-15 KOs), however, last fought and won by a majo-rity decision against former WBC Youth world super bantamweight champion Jonathan Arellano on June 6, 2015 in California, USA.
The Laban Pinoy 3: Rise of Champions will also feature two other regional title fights as part of the annual Kalilangan Festival celebration by the city government of Gensan.
It is also sponsored by Mt. Sabrina Resort, Bar-berlife and Amoy Promo-tion. It will be covered by Solar Sports. Admission is free to the public.