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 Last update:  6/13/2011       Read more by Miguel Rivera         
   
Humberto Soto Working Hard To Improve His Speed
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By Miguel Rivera

The world lightweight champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Mexico's Humberto Soto, started what is going to be his last week of training in the mountains of Temoaya, a State of Mexico, where he made ​​his camp for six weeks. Soto has had ​​a thorough preparation, working on endurance, strength and fitness, and is almost ready to defend his world championship for a fourth time. 

Soto (55-7-2, 32 KO's) faces Motoki Sasaki (36-8-1, 23 KO's) of Japan in the headline bout of "Tsunami in Cozumel" which is promoted by Baja Boxing and Pepe Gomez on Saturday June 25 at Andrew Park in Quintana Roo, which is going to be broadcast by Televisa.

On Thursday, Soto plans to spar for twelve hard rounds to close the week out. He will step in the ring against Pavel Miranda, Rogelio Castaneda and Pablo Gaxiola.

"His performance was much better than expected, the recovery factor has been very fast, the weight is no longer of any concern and Humberto has shown great speed. I think it's going to be a great fight because Sasaki is coming to make a war in the ring," said Romulo Quirarte Jr., the trainer of Soto.

The young coach said Soto's speed will be the key to the fight, so they placed special emphasis on footwork.

"We want to avoid any surprises and we will go prepared for anything. We know the power of Humberto is there and it can explode at any moment. What we're working hard to achieve is to improve the speed in his legs and hands. We do not want to give any advantages to the Japanese challenger," said Quirarte.

Tags: Humberto Soto , Soto vs Sasaki , Soto-Sasaki , Motoki Sasaki



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comment by ManOnTheMoon, on 06-14-2011
for those who complain about Soto's career path in the last couple years, lets first remember he's a Beltran fighter NOT a Top Rank fighter. In Mexico, the Saturday boxing programming that Soto always fights on does well and he has become a staple on "Box Azteca" appearing 3-4 times a year and dr...

comment by xcaret v4, on 06-13-2011
hes declined at 135..

comment by mushahadeen, on 06-13-2011
[QUOTE=-Antonio-]I think Soto would have been more effective at 130.[/QUOTE] ya. but he's still damn good @ 135.

comment by -Antonio-, on 06-13-2011
I think Soto would have been more effective at 130. Guzman would have been a problem for anybody at that time, including Pacquiao and Marquez. Now he's at 135 and he's lost his power. Still a good fighter, should have just fought Rios.

comment by Carlos Alberto, on 06-13-2011
[QUOTE=AddiX]I'm a big soto fan, and have no clue why sotos career has had the path it has. Why isn't this guy fighting on hbo or Showtime? He's clearly better than the competition top rank sets him up with. Soto is really good. I have to think someone in his camp is pulling strings for some rea...

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