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Soto Hopes Orozco Win Will Bring Matthysse Rematch

By Miguel Rivera

Triple world champion Humberto 'Zorrita' Soto is hoping for much bigger things with a victory over undefeated rising contender Antonio Orozco. The fight is set for an HBO doubleheader on October 3rd at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The last time Soto fought at the venue, he was knocked out in a very excited fight by Lucas Matthysse, who appears in the HBO televised main event against Viktor Postol for the vacant WBC junior welterweight championship.

Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs) has won seven in a row since the loss to Matthysse. In his last fight, in September of 2014, he won a decision over John Molina in Las Vegas. Several scheduled fights fell through during the last few months.

'Relentless' Orozco (22-0, 15 KOs) is looking to get the biggest win of his young career.

"I know I have a tough opponent, a young, strong boy - but I also know that these are the type of fights that I have to get past. It's almost been a year without fighting between injuries and things that happened, so I had to come back and I will do so against a tough opponent," said Soto to ESPN Deportes.

If he wins, Soto would like to get revenge by facing Matthysse in a rematch - or Postol should he win.

"I know a lot is riding on this fight. I would like a rematch with Matthysse. When we fought with Molina we proposed it and he would not do it. I hope that a victory will get me closer to that. If I lose, I know that all of this to happen would be difficult," Soto said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by wlliam on 08-03-2015

Soto is the very definition of a throwback fighter..if he gets beat he works his way back up the rankings, thats why hes one of my favs. All these young "stars" need to follow that structure and stay active after…

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