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Soto Karass Very Motivated To Battle Keith Thurman

October, 2013 - In what has ''fight of the year'' written all over it, Jesus ''Renuente'' Soto-Karass will finish 2013 riding his good fortune momentum at the MGM GRAND ARENA in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 14th, as he faces power-punching Keith ''The One'' Thurman in a twelve round battle with the WBA Interim Welterweight belt at stake.

A renewed Karass, 28-8-3 (18KOs) will be coming into the fight, with a scorcher of a left hook to the jaw stoppage over former WBC Welterweight world champion Andre Berto in his last outing this past July.

Taking his career seriously, putting in the extra hard work and coming down to the Welterweight ranks once more has proved the best thing for the Los Mochis, Sinaloa fighter, who is 4-1 in his last fights. His only loss in a barn-burner brawl against Marcos Maidana in December of 2012.

Karass bounced up very well, dominating and scoring a decision against then once-defeated, top rated Selcuk Aydin, following up that eye opening performance with a final round KO stoppage over Berto winning the vacant NABF Welterweight belt in his last bout.

Karass, now a two-time NABF 147 LB. Title holder and former WBC Continental Americas Welterweight champion has seen it all, faced anyone put in front of him, and with a win over Thurman- a slick, quick-fisted power puncher hailing from Clearwater, Florida, Karass will once more take and be a step closer to winning his long-sought Welterweight World title.

Sergio Diaz, Karass' co-manager along with Francisco ''Pancho'' Espinoza has been along with Karass and knows and has seen the changes Karass has made in turning his career around, including his motivation and results of the hard work and dedication put in.

''Jesus is a veteran of the sport. He's not motivated by an interim world title.
His motivation is the challenge that Thurman brings. Jesus is aware of what a victory over Thurman can lead to.''

''Jesus has already made his changes, the main one being his commitment to his job and family. This has been quite obvious to all of us by his past performance. He's no longer looking for an easier way to do his job.''

''He is aware that he has to put in the time and work to be successful, he has accepted that what he does outside of the gym is important, if not more important to what he does inside the gym.''

''Jesus is focused and determined to continue the success he is having at this point in his career.'' Diaz went to say.

At 21-0 with 19KOs, ''The One'' Thurman is no push over, a dangerous one punch KO artist with good boxing skills will be coming into this fight with three stoppages in his last four bouts- Orlando Lara, former WBO title holder Carlos Quintana, Jan Zaveck (going the distance in a dominating performance) and a stoppage over previously undefeated Diego Gabriel Chavez in his last bout, annexing the interim WBA Welterweight crown.

The fight has been in the works for some time, and finalized in the last couple of weeks, ironing out details, such as the date and venue.

Sergio Diaz, co-manager expanded on the details.

"'We were given three names for Jesus' next fight. They were Robert Guerrero, Zab Judah and Keith Thurman.

Once the time came to make a decision as to what fight would be made, I was told that both Guerrero and Judah did not want to fight Jesus and that a fight against Thurman would be the only available option for Jesus, if he wanted to fight before the end of the year.''

''An agreement was reached and signed about two weeks ago.'' Diaz stated.

Karass vs. Thurman is the Golden Boy Promotions / SHOWTIME, televised co-featured fight along with Marcos Maidana vs. Adrien Broner at the MGM GRAND in Las Vegas on December 14th

Golden Boy Promotions commitment is also very apparent, as they have seen how popular Karass has become and how he has performed and thus able to get him on the big televised shows.

In conclusion Diaz agreed - ''Jesus is great for television. He always comes to fight,  does not shy away from any challenge. He excites the boxing fans, with his new commitment to his job, Jesus can continue to be an attraction and be appealing to the networks.''

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 11-04-2013

Soto Karass has one tough fight ahead of him can't wait for this one.

Comment by ferfalsgrandad on 11-04-2013

soto karass will put up a great fight but i expect san diego to stop him between round 6-8

Comment by ferfalsgrandad on 11-04-2013

hahahaha san diego

Comment by kiaba360 on 10-17-2013

I expect to see SK get outclassed, but we know Thurman is gonna have to really work for the stoppage.

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 10-17-2013

I love the way Thurman has been gradually stepping up. At first people were trying to sh1t on him but he's slowly shutting up the haters. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

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