Advertisement
Advertisement

Soto Karass: I Will Welcome Maidana To Welterweight

By Ryan Burton

Count Jesus Soto Karass amongst those excited about his upcoming showdown against Marcos Maidana. The two offense first brawlers square off on September 15th in a Showtime televised fight that takes place on the Canelo Alvarez versus Josesito Lopez undercard in Las Vegas.

BoxingScene was on hand for one of Soto Karass' recent training sessions up in the high altitude of Big Bear Lake where the all action fighter is preparing for the biggest fight of his career. 

"I think it is going to be a great fight.  It is going to be a war.  I know Maidana is a good fighter and we will put on a great show for the fans," Soto Karass stated.

Maidana moved up to welterweight for his most recent fight, a one-sided unanimous decision loss to Devon Alexander this past February. Soto Karass said that he didn't see the fight but plans on letting the junior welterweight champion know what the welterweight division is all about.

"Honestly I haven't see Maidana's fight against Alexander.  All I can say is that I am going to welcome Maidana to my weight class, welterweight," Soto Karass told BoxingScene.

The Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico native moved up to the junior middleweight limit in January and was stopped by Gabriel Rosado in their NBC Sports televised fight.  Following the loss, Soto Karass picked up two quick wins and is looking forward to competing as a welterweight again. 

"I wanted to try out 154 pounds so I took the fight against Rosado.  I felt slow at that weight so after the fight I decided to move back down. I have gone down to 151 and then 150 in my last two fights as I move back down to 147," Soto Karass explained.

Soto Karass said that it is an honor to be able to fight on Mexican Independence Day weekend and plans on celebrating the holiday with a win over his Argentine rival.

"There isn't a better day to be fighting than on September 15th, Mexican Independence Day.  What is a better way to celebrate Mexican Independence Day than with a win over Maidana?"

"Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Arum: Pacquiao's Options Are Broner, Danny Garcia, Crawford Joshua on Wilder: I'm On My Way To America, SHO Backing Me Porter: I Beat Thurman, We Need That Rematch - Fans Want It! Mike Alvarado Struggles in Win: Matt Korobov Decisions Vera Justin DeLoach Wins Big Over Junior Castillo Thurman Confident of Win: I Rocked Porter a Few Times Keith Thurman Edges Shawn Porter To Win a War at Barclays Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jarrett Hurd Drops, Stops Oscar Molina in The Tenth Round DiBella: Thurman-Porter Will Determine Mayweather's Successor Daniel Jacobs Becomes The Face of Brooklyn Boxing K. Porter Doubts Impressive Win Will Secure Floyd Mayweather Video: Jarrett Hurd, Oscar Molina Discuss Their Showdown Anthony Joshua Beats Down, Knocks Breazeale Out in Seven Adam Kownacki, David Benavidez, Hardy Win at Barclays Jack Obermayer, Legendary Award Winning Scribe Passes Away Mikey Garcia-Elio Rojas Set For Santa-Frampton on 7/30 George Groves Powers Past Martin Murray For Decision Win Video: Bob Arum on Thurman vs. Porter, Crawford, More Eubank Jr. Warns Gennady Golovkin: - I'm Coming For You! Thurman vs. Porter on CBS: CompuBox Historical Review Eubank Jr. Drops Doran Four Times For TKO, Golovkin Next? Conor Benn With Brutal First Round Knockout of Lukas Radic Dillian Whyte Knocks Out Ivica Bacurin in Six Rounds Anthony Joshua: I Need To Break Dominic Breazeale Right Down Porter: Won’t Be a Brook Performance From Me; I Want Rematch Breazeale To Anthony Joshua: There is a New Lion in Town Photos: Jason Sosa Gets Off The Deck, Stops Javier Fortuna Joshua-Breazeale on Showtime: CompuBox Historical Review Felix Cash, Anthony Ogogo, Andrea Scarpa, Kal Yafai Win at O2 Eubank: Is Golovkin Ready To Step Up? Fight Someone Not Scared! Frank Warren Tabs Andre Ward To Overcome Sergey Kovalev Oscar Molina, Jarrett Hurd Aim to Make Most of Surprise CBS Slot Porter: Fighting Me Will Be A Shock To Keith Thurman's System Arum: Ramirez Confident of What He Can Do Against Golovkin Frank Warren To Hearn: Joshua is Number 1? Let Him Prove It! Daily Bread Mailbag: Danny Garcia, Lomachenko, Thurman, More Semajay Thomas Embraces How Boxing Changed His Life Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep Easily Stops Outmatched Opponent Parker: Soon Joshua's Confidence Will Be Tested Against Me
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement