By Mark Vester

WBA super featherweight champion Jorge Linares (27-0, 18KOs) is ready for a major fight in his weight class of 130-pounds. He plans to fight again in October in Japan, and then he would like to unify with WBC champion Humberto Soto (48-7-2, 31KO) of Mexico.

Both fighters recently made defenses of their titles and are looking for big fights. Soto has been mentioned several times as a possible opponent for Manny Pacquiao. That may not happen with Pacquiao's current status and big name opponents lining up to fight him.

"I will probably return to the ring in October, in Japan which is like my second home. Then I would like to unify with Humberto Soto," Linares told ESTO.

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