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Josh Taylor vs. Humberto Soto Set For March 3, Glasgow

BoxingScene.com's "2017 Prospect of The Year" Josh Taylor has announced that he will fight Mexican veteran and former world champion Humberto Soto in Glasgow in March.

The 26-year-old 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal winner will put his WBC super-lightweight Silver belt on the line against a 37-year-old two-weight world champion.

Soto has held the WBC super featherweight title and the WBC lightweight title in his 21-year professional career and has won 66 of his 77 fights with 36 of those wins coming by knockout.

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Taylor, who has won all of his 11 fights since turning pro, is aiming to land a world title fight in the near future and will see a fight against another experienced fighter as a step towards that aim, following his defeat of former world champion Miguel Vazquez in November.

In that contest, Taylor became the first boxer to stop Vazquez inside the distance.

The fight between Taylor and Soto will headline a card at the SSE Hydro on March 3 that also features Joe Ham, Jason Easton and Charlie Flynn.

Soto  was at one time regarded as one of the best fighters in the sport in his weight class, but he's been inactive and out of the ring since a win over Jose Ruiz in October of 2016. That was his only fight that year.

Prior to that,he lost a twelve round decision to Antonio Orozco in Otcober of 2015. That was his only defeat since getting stopped by Lucas Matthysse in a war back in June of 2012.

Soto actually bounced back from the Matthysse loss with wins over John Molina, Juan Carlos Abrue and Silverio Ortiz and others.

At one point he was pushed heavily by Top Rank - until parting ways with their company and heading to Golden Boy Promotions for a stint.

The defeats to Matthysse and Orozco are Soto's only losses since 2008.

He also holds wins over David Diaz, Jesus Chavez, Antonio Davis, Gamaliel Diaz, Bobby Pacquiao, and Rocky Juarez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Surgeon on 01-19-2018

Soto was one of my faves a few years back but at 38 he's doomed Vs Josh Taylor who I rate highly, SSE Hydro is a good arena actually, never saw a fight there, though there has been. I was…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 01-18-2018

[QUOTE=Ray*;18416168]Nah, this is just a name on the resume. Isn't he retired by now? This is like when Ricky Hatton fought Jose Castillo..[/QUOTE] Spot on man, thought Soto was done, 5 years ago it would have been good but they…

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 01-18-2018

[QUOTE=The Conundrum;18417028]There's been a few fights there. Ricky Burns beat Di rocco to become a 3-weight division World Champion in the first fight there. Then Burns beat Relikh in the second fight there. Then the Burns vs Indongo unification fight…

Comment by The Conundrum on 01-18-2018

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;18417000]Is this the first fight at the Hydro? Can't think of another. Glasgow is an interesting choice considering he's an Edinburgh lad. I hope the Glaswegians turn out in numbers and fill out the Hydro which holds up to…

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 01-18-2018

Is this the first fight at the Hydro? Can't think of another. Glasgow is an interesting choice considering he's an Edinburgh lad. I hope the Glaswegians turn out in numbers and fill out the Hydro which holds up to 13,000.…

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