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Humberto Soto, Erik Morales, WBC Tension Heats Up

By Miguel Rivera

The tension is building in Mexico. Former WBC lightweight champion Humberto "Zorrita" Soto is upset that Erik Morales, coming off a loss, was given the opportunity to fight for the WBC's vacant 140-pound title on September 17 against Lucas Matthysse, who also comes off a loss. Soto vacated his title and moved up in weight with the expectation that the WBC would reward him for his loyalty. The Mexican boxer has fought, and held their titles, for many years.

As previously reported, Soto (56-7-2, 32 KOs) made a request for the WBC to sanction his upcoming fight with Jose Alfaro (25-7-0, 22 KOs), scheduled for September 3 in Los Mochis, as a bout for the vacant interim-title, and that would make him the winner the mandatory for the Morales-Matthysse victor. Soto even said that he was willing to sign a promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions to secure a fight with Morales, should he win on 9/17.

Soto warns that if the WBC does not assist him with his latest title run, he will take his business elsewhere and fight for another sanctioning body.  

"If I can not fight for the WBC championship, then I will look for another sanctioning body to win the junior welterweight belt," Soto said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by prinzemanspopa on 08-09-2011

I bet Soto's own family are so ashamed that they do their best to avoid him.Like when he pops around for a visit,they'll switch off the lights,turn the television off,hide under the table and pretend to not be home.The guy's…

Comment by delpilar on 08-09-2011

Just do it, soto.

Comment by antrob on 08-09-2011

Did he really say he is going to take his business elsewhere? That statement right there proves that all these abc belts are meaningless. A title should be rewarded for being the best fighter in that division. You shouldn't get…

Comment by prinzemanspopa on 08-09-2011

Humberto Soto is the worst person walking this planet. No bole.

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 08-09-2011

Soto is a joke. He fought nobodies to get those two WBC belts. Every time he stepped up in competition he lost (except to Juarez and Antillon). He never fought Valero for the lightweight belt, never defended it against Peterson…

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