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Beltran-Soto a 10 Rounder, Could Be Changed To 12

By Steve Kim

A co-feature for the HBO broadcast on June 27th - that has Timothy Bradley and Jesse Vargas squaring off for the vacant WBO welterweight belt - has been finalized. Raymundo Beltran and Humberto Soto will collide in a junior welterweight contest, with a title potentially at stake.

Eric Gomez, V.P. and matchmaker for Golden Boy Promotions, told BoxingScene.com on Friday - "It's going to be (Humberto)Soto-(Ray) Beltran. Right now it's a ten round fight. It could possibly be a twelve round fight if we get a title for it."

What's ironic is that Beltran (30-7-1, 18KOs) was scheduled to fight for the vacant WBO lightweight title versus Takahiro Ao on May 1st but failed to make the 135-pound limit. He eventually stopped Ao in two but was not eligible to fight for the title as he wasn't able to shed the excess poundage. Soto (65-8-2, 35KOs), was scheduled to face Frankie Gomez on HBO on May 18th underneath Saul Alvarez-James Kirkland but that fight was scratched as Gomez was unable to come in at the contracted weight of 141.

This bout will take place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by wlliam on 05-23-2015

[QUOTE=piritwin2;15718510]R u frickin crazy? Garcia will decapitate Soto just like he did Eric (PEDS) Morales!!!!!!LEST U FORGOT!!!:wtf1:[/QUOTE] I like Garcia, he spun everbodies heads when he took 140 by surprise. He does have limitations though, he can be outboxed as…

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 05-23-2015

[QUOTE=Mitchell Kane;15718927]Dan Rafael says this will likely end up being for title Jesse Vargas has. Glad it's official now. And credit to HBO for making it up to Soto after the Gomez debacle.[/QUOTE] WBA regular belt Pretty good fight

Comment by dan_cov on 05-23-2015

Soto will beat the f*ck out of Beltran.

Comment by Mitchell Kane on 05-23-2015

Dan Rafael says this will likely end up being for title Jesse Vargas has. Glad it's official now. And credit to HBO for making it up to Soto after the Gomez debacle.

Comment by piritwin2 on 05-23-2015

R u frickin crazy? Garcia will decapitate Soto just like he did Eric (PEDS) Morales!!!!!!LEST U FORGOT!!!:wtf1:

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