Fans of boxing should keep an eye out for Mike Ohan, Jr , as his stock in the world of combat sports is starting to rise. Most recently the popular welterweight was able to fight on a higher platform and is hoping to continue to elevate who he is as a boxer.
Up next for Ohan, Jr will be a 10-rounder against veteran Puerto Rican boxer Daniel Sostre on the Granite Chin Promotions card ‘Turf War 4,” that will be held at Melrose Memorial Hall in Melrose, Massachusetts.
It was in December that Ohan, Jr had a stellar showing in the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden. Even though he had lost to undefeated U.S. Olympian Tiger Johnson (7-0) he was able to open up some eyes and impress many in the world of combat sports.
“I learned from my last fight,” Ohan Jr. explained. “I need to adapt quicker. I was boxing beautifully, but when he changed the pace and started pressuring me, I should have started trading punches. I just laid on the ropes (in the fifth and final round). I made a mistake. I kept countering and stayed in the firing line. I should have fought back harder, and I wish that I had given more time (before it was declared a TKO).”
“I want to prove that I belong on the big stage. I learned (in his last fight) that I do belong, I really believe I belong. I love it (fighting on the road in big fights). I want Chris (promoter Chris Traietti) to keep sending me out for big fights. As soon as I take to more learning, I’ll be fighting at the next level.”
Ohan and Sostre have met in the past, as the ‘Bad Man’ was able to take a six-round unanimous decision in 2018.
“I fought him before in a good fight,” Ohan Jr. said. “It was a couple of years ago and now I’m into my career. I’ve been going to war in the gym to get ready for my first 10-round fight. I’m training for 10. I’ve been standing in the pocket and trading. I can’t see this guy making it 10 rounds. I just don’t see it!”
This second meeting against Sostre in a 10-round clash will be, will be the first step for Ohan who is looking to return to stages such as Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center.
“I was very impressed with Mike’s last performance at Madison Square Garden,” Granite Chin Promotions President Chris Traietti commented. “A few adjustments and that would have been a completely different fight. The great thing was that he learned from it. He didn’t make excuses. On February 18th, we’re going to give Mike his inaugural 10-round bout against a tough, durable guy in Sostre. Then, after he takes care of business, we are going to see what opportunities are out there for him.”
In addition, Granite Chin Promotions will have some other rising stars in the world of boxing to watch out for, including Anthony ‘The Gentile Savage” Andreozzi taking on James Jones. In Heavyweight action Justin Rolfe takes on Jonathan Gruben for the vacant USBF title.
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