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Soto-Felix in Play as Bradley-Vargas HBO Co-Feature

By Ryan Burton

Lightweight contender Jose Felix Jr. (29-1-1, 24KOs) has advised BoxingScene.com that there is a good possibility that he will face former multi-division champion Humberto Soto (65-8-2, 35KOs) on June 27th at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The fight would serve as the HBO televised co-feature in support of the Tim Bradley-Jessie Vargas main event.

"The fight isn't finalized. They are still negotiating. Hopefully they give me the fight," said Felix Jr.

Soto was originally scheduled to face Ray Beltran but as first reported by BoxingScene.com, Beltran failed his post fight drug test following his May 1st second round knockout of Takahiro Ao.

Felix was scheduled to face Yakubu Amidu on June 13th in the main event of a Solo Boxeo card at Hollywood Gardens. That fight would obviously be cancelled if an agreement is reached for Felix to face Soto.

The Los Mochis, Sinaloa native fell short in his first attempt for a world title last year against Bryan Vasquez. He knows that a win over Soto would open a lot of doors for him.

"I really hope they make this fight happen. It is an interesting fight with a lot at stake. I will be ready," Felix told BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by glenn mcrory on 06-02-2015

[QUOTE=sicko;15750805]Frankie Gomez get his weight in check? Make that fight again![/QUOTE] Honestly, I think Soto dodged a bullet there, if Frankie had showed up fit and in shape he more than likely would've retired Soto.

Comment by sicko on 06-02-2015

Frankie Gomez get his weight in check? Make that fight again!

Comment by glenn mcrory on 06-02-2015

[QUOTE=Hougigo;15750693]Jose Felix Jr? He gets owned, Soto needs a fight though[/QUOTE] Well Soto isn't really good so... :lol1: Wouldn't surprise me to see him lose here... [QUOTE=lopez36;15750785]wonder at what weight this fight will take place,soto now fights at 140 and…

Comment by lopez36 on 06-02-2015

wonder at what weight this fight will take place,soto now fights at 140 and just last year felix fought for the title at 130

Comment by Hougigo on 06-02-2015

Jose Felix Jr? He gets owned, Soto needs a fight though

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