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 Last update:  6/19/2012       Read more by Jake Donovan         
   
Soto-Matthysse: A War Expected By Fans And Fighters
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By Jake Donovan

You have to give credit to Humberto Soto and Lucas Matthysse for knowing their role.

The two are slated to square off in a super lightweight bout that is highly anticipated on the sport’s cult level. Their 12-round title eliminator serves as the co-feature to a SHOWTIME-televised card topped by a welterweight battle between Victor Ortiz and Josesito Lopez.

Neither Soto nor Matthysse pretend that their bout is expected to be a tactical chess match. Many expect the fight to steal the show – and thankfully, so do the combatants.

“Matthysse is a good fighter,” Soto (58-7-2, 34KO) acknowledges of this weekend’s bout. “He’s going to stay in there and he is a smart fighter. We are going to go toe-to-toe.”

Soto’s opponent is in agreement at least on the toe-to-toe part.

“Humberto is coming to fight,” Matthysse (30-2, 28KO) believes. “He wants a war and that makes me happy because we’re coming to give him a war.”

Both fighters are predicting knockout, a bold proclamation considering that between them there exists just one stoppage loss in 100 combined fights. That moment came when Soto was just 20 years old, poorly managed and thrown in the ring with any given opponent on any given night.

Well over a decade later, Soto is a seasoned veteran looking to make up for lost time. The 32-year old never managed to fully capitalize on the win that put him on the boxing map, when he upset then-unbeaten Rocky Juarez back in 2005. He has remained steady and active in the ring, but seemingly on the outside looking in when it came time for the biggest fights to be made.

Now calling his own shots (for the most part), Soto gladly accepted the challenge offered by Matthysse. There are far less dangerous ways to make a buck and earn a living.

The same could be said of Matthysse, whose only two losses have come on the road and via disputed decisions. Still, they trump his biggest wins, none of which are of the notable variety.

A victory over Soto would change that, a fact not lost on the former three-division titlist.

“There is no doubt Lucas is a strong opponent and a strong fighter,” Soto admits. “He comes forward and always looks for a fight.  The difference in this fight is the experience.  I have a lot of experience, and that’s what’s going to lead me to victory.”

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

Tags: Lucas Matthysse , Humberto Soto , Matthysse-Soto , Matthysse vs Soto


 

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comment by any craic lad?, on 06-19-2012
I think Lucas can stop Soto late he is a brutal body puncher,is technically pretty decent and is very tough although i would not be suprised if Soto tooka decision leaving all his power at 130 Soto can box pretty well,like Matthysse very tough and has good stamina levels.Since the minute Phantom ...

comment by $BloodyNate$, on 06-19-2012
Humberto Soto besides one or 2 fights is extremely hard,to watch. Most of pacmans old fights leave a bad taste from Humberto Soto undercards. Lucas is that mean motherf$cker who nobody thinks about because hes been robbed. Dude whooped judah and devons ass. Luckily he'll catch a break here as I ...

comment by apocalypto, on 06-19-2012
[QUOTE=Scott9945]Lucas will dominate this fight. Soto is on the downside of his career and the brutal punching Matthysse is naturally bigger.[/QUOTE] I dont think a guy like matthyse will dominate classy boxer like soto. Lucas might win but will go thru hell. Soto is one of the best combinati...

comment by DefThatGuy, on 06-19-2012
Gutted im gonna miss going to this card.

comment by Scott9945, on 06-19-2012
Lucas will dominate this fight. Soto is on the downside of his career and the brutal punching Matthysse is naturally bigger.

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