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Matthysse's Power Blasts Humberto Soto in Five Rounds

By Rick Reeno

Staples Center, Los Angeles - Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29KOs) went to war with Humberto Soto (59-8-2, 35KOs) and took him out in five rounds to capture the vacant WBC Continental Americas super lightweight title

The fight began a little more technical than expected, but it was Soto who turned up the heat in the final minute. The bombs were flying by both fighters in the second. They continued to trade punches in the third. Soto at this point was getting rocked back by the harder shots of Matthysse. In the final minute, Soto got in his shots and opened up a small cut near the corner of Matthysse's right eye.

Matthysse was landing the better punches in the fourth, although Soto was holding his own and answering back every time. At the end of the fifth, Matthysse landed a combination of punches, with huge right hands, that had Soto reeling back and put him down. He was barely able to make it up and walk back to his corner. Soto's corner stopped the fight before the start of the sixth.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PD21 on 06-25-2012

Soto has seen better days. Out of his weight class and depth by the look of it. Good fighter, I thought he may be able to outbox Matthysse for 10 rounds like Judaha and Alexander but he chose to trade…

Comment by whirlwind on 06-24-2012

I'm waiting for a thread to pop out "Pacquiao is ducking Matthysse" just like "Pacquiao ducked Soto."

Comment by Ringlife on 06-24-2012

GBP needs to put Matthysse vs Maidana on their Sept 15 card.

Comment by jab2theballs on 06-24-2012

That pretty much sums up the whole fight. Soto had average power to begin with,moving up in weight class and going toe-to-toe against one of the hardest punchers in the division cost him. After being slowed down by vicious body…

Comment by cabalas on 06-24-2012

At the end it was the stronger and bigger fighter who was the victor. Don't forget that Mathysse has been the boxer consolidated for long time in the 140 #s besides Lucas has big power while Soto new arrival to…

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