Humberto Soto Open To facing Matthysse-Postol Winner

By Ryan Burton

35-year-old Humberto Soto (65-8-2) is fully focused on his upcoming HBO televised bout against Antonio Orozco (22-0) that takes place at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The fight serves as the chief support underneath the Lucas Matthysse-Viktor Postol main event. 

A win over Orozco would likely lead Soto to an even bigger fight in the future.  Soto has faced Matthysse before and even though he was stopped, Matthysse gave the Mexican credit and said that he was one of the hardest punchers he has faced.

Soto insists that he isn't looking ahead but admits that he would be interested in facing the Matthysse-Postol winner.

"Right now I am fully focused on facing Orozco but if the opportunity presents itself to fight the winner of that fight I will be ready to take advantage of the opportunity," Soto told

Even though he has been a professional fighter for 18 years and has a lot of mileage on his body, Soto said that he feels good and doesn't have any plans on retiring anytime soon.  He did however mention that at his age the way a fighter feels can change in an instant.

"I feel good.  I still feel strong so right now I am just looking forward to this fight.  Afterwards I will think about what I want to do.  Physically I feel fine but you never know what can happen after a fight.  I will evaluate my future then," said Soto.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sterilizer on 10-03-2015

When Matthyse beat this guy, the beating was so harsh that I really felt sorry for Soto. It's one of the very few fights in my life where I literally don't enjoy watching boxing so much because one of the…

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 10-03-2015

He is talking out of azz. If he and Lucas win he won't fight him. He will quit again if they meet

Comment by bigdunny1 on 10-02-2015

He ain't getting by Orozco. That's who he should be worried about.

Comment by Johnny_Roa on 10-02-2015

f ucking Soto is shot as shi t

Comment by 285Kid on 10-02-2015

He better worry about tomorrow

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