By Ryan Burton
Last night Jesus Soto Karass pulled off his second upset in a row by stopping Andre Berto in the 12th round of their highly entertaining battle in San Antonio. Berto entered the fight as nearly a 3-1 betting favorite but Soto Karass had him on wobbly legs throughout most of the evening.
In January Soto Karass surprised many by outboxing the rugged Selcuk Aydin in Las Vegas as the chief support to the the Lucas Matthysse-Mike Dallas fight. Aydin was a 5-1 favorite in that fight.
IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander's manager and trainer Kevin Cunningham was impressed with the Mexican fighter's performance. In fact, he feels Soto Karass deserves a shot at Alexander's title more than Amir Khan who is the frontrunner to face Alexander in December.
"Soto Karass deserve a shot at the welterweight title more than Khan does after his performance tonight. In my personal opinion, I believe Soto Karass has done more in the welterweight division to deserve a shot at Devon's title than Khan," Cunningham told BoxingScene.com
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Tags: Devon Alexander , Amir Khan , Jesus Soto Karass , Khan-Alexander , Khan vs. Alexander