Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Humberto Soto Books a Tuneup For Matthysse Clash

By Miguel Rivera

Because his fight with Argentine slugger Lucas Matthysse was pushed back from the 19th of May to the 23rd of June, former champion Humberto "Zorrita" Soto was forced to modify his training camp and he wants to stay active.

Out of the ring since last November, Soto has booked a quick tuneup bout for next Saturday, April 7th, in Cancun. Soto (57-7-2-1, 34KOs) will take on Brazilian boxer Claudinei Lacerda (14-2, 10 KOs) in a fight to be televised by Televisa.

Soto's fight against Lucas Matthysse is taking place on Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto undercard in Los Angeles. The Mexican boxer is working hard with his coach Romulo Quirarte.

"The change of date in the Matthysse bout, also changed my plans. It has been moved to June and instead of being idle during this time period, we will take a tun-up fight," Soto said. "Since I confirmed that my next fight will be on April 7 in Cancun, I went to the gym. We know that the opponent will be difficult and the most important thing is to be disciplined in training."

"Zorrita" is motivated to defeat Lucas Matthysse (30-2-0-1, 28 KOs) and move on a title opportunity at 140-pounds.

"Honestly we are very anxious to get the [June] date and show what we are made of...We want the big names," he said. "Lucas Matthysse is a great fighter, he's strong, but we know that if we win - there will be even bigger fights. It's a dream for me to win a fourth title. And most of all I want to jump to stardom in the fight against Matthysse. We know that he is one of the toughest fighters that exists right now. I have been criticized for my opponents, but I am a professional and we will look [to fight] with names like Matthysse, in order to position ourselves as one of the elite fighters [in boxing]."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by vacon04 on 03-29-2012

Maybe Cesar Rene Cuenca, although the guy is a beast.

Comment by A.P on 03-29-2012

So the Ortiz vs berto is in LA?

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 03-29-2012

I've heard it's going to be Likar Ramos so should be easy work:pat:

Comment by turbotime on 03-28-2012

More like his last supper.

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 03-28-2012

Lol. 90% of this guy's opponents are tune-ups.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (12)
Top Headlines Golden Boy Prez: Canelo Can Improve, Golovkin Can't Get Better! Wilder to Ortiz: Don't F*** Up Our Fight By Using PEDs Again! Joseph Parker Views Fury Bout as First Step in Big Overseas Run Mikey Garcia Serious: I'd Go To 154 For Miguel Cotto in December Photos: Jorge Linares, Luke Campbell Come Together at Workouts News: Michael Dutchover, Josh Crespo, Dennis Hobson, More Conor McGregor May Help in Push To Extend Ali Act To MMA Wilder: I Don't Want to Hear Luis Ortiz Is Old After I Beat Him Arum Eyes Crawford-Horn, Pacquiao Rejects Rematch in Australia Video: Deontay Wilder Discusses Luis Ortiz Clash Photos: Dorticos, Kudryashov - Face To Face at Final WBSS Presser Lipinets-Kondo IBF 140-Pound Title Fight on Wilder-Ortiz Card Photos: Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart - Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Oscar Valdez, Genesis Servania - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz - NY Press Conference Roach: I Had Golovkin Win By 2, Tough To Beat Canelo in The U.S. UKAD Responds To Tyson Fury Over Claims on Delaying Ruling News: Ivan Dychko, Nico Hernandez, Ruben Villa, More Wilder: Luis Ortiz is The Boogeyman - He's Getting Knocked Out! Josh Taylor vs. Miguel Vazquez on November 11 in Edinburgh Tony Bellew Tells David Haye on Rematch: I Oblige You! LIVE STREAM: Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz - NY Press Conference Dereck Chisora Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Jake LaMotta, The Raging Bull, Passes Away at 95 Bellew Warns That He May End David Haye in First 10 Seconds Sergey Kovalev: I'm Not Broken Mentally From TKO Loss to Ward Golovkin's Trainer Explains Lack of Body Work Against Canelo Daniel Jacobs: If Canelo Got a Draw - Then I Beat Golovkin! Corcoran: When I beat Jeff Horn, I'll face Bradley Skeete no problem Hughie Fury Vows To Stop Parker After Canelo-Golovkin Scoring Conor Benn Pumped To Return on Crolla vs. Burns Card Ingle Very Pleased With Billy Joe Saunders' Win Over Monroe Lolenga Mock Gets New Foe, Manny Siaca Forced To Withdraw Sanchez on Canelo: I Thought He Don't F*** Around? He Ran! Donaire Had Flashbacks Over Canelo-Golovkin Scoring By Byrd Jesse Hart: I've Been Waiting Patiently To Become a Superstar Mario Barrios Stops Naim Nelson in Seven Rounds Golovkin's Promoter: Dallas Should Be Frontrunner For Rematch Miguel Cotto Exec: Canelo-GGG Outcome Does Not Alter Plans Photos: Oscar Valdez Putting in Work For Genesis Servania Bout
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement