Los Mochis- The final press conference was held for World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight champion Humberto "Zorrita" Soto's title defense against challenger Ricardo Dominguez. Soto (51-7-2, 32 KOs) vs Domínguez (31-5-2, 19 KOs) headlines a Top Rank/Zanfer Promotions card this Saturday and will be televised by TV Azteca in Mexico and Fox Sports via the Top Rank Live series. Photos by Rafael Soto/Zanfer
The focus on the fight has paralyzed this city in northwestern Mexico, which is in full swing as the birthplace and residence of the triple world champion Fernando "Ko-Chulito" Montiel, Jorge "Travieso" Arce and Soto himself and, the recent championship coronation of another son of Los Mochis, Hugo Cazares in Japan.
"It's my land and nobody is coming to beat me, I know that Dominguez has earned this opportunity, is a young man with qualities but I am the champion, my people will see me out with his fist raised, we have our plan fighting to counter Dominguez, who is to be strapping in the ring and is going to be brave, but it is my duty as a monarch of Los Mochis to move forward with pride," said Soto presented for the first time as world champion in his hometown.
Soto celebrates was with his family and celebrated his 30th birthday on Tuesday.
"My family celebrated with me and it was very nice. I hope to make big party when I win the fight," said the boxer who will make the first defense of the WBC Lightweight title since winning the title against David Diaz in Arlington, Texas last March.
"I've prepared like never before. I was training hard in Guadalajara, Soto has the power of fight before his hometown, but people will come from Culiacan to support me, I am confident that I can leave with the belt in my hands, so we are coming to this fight to win," said Dominguez, 24 years of age and who in his latest battle beat Leonardo Resendiz, last March.