Antonio Orozco-Humberto Soto set as Matthysse-Postol co-feature
Mexican veteran Humberto Soto will take on undefeated Antonio Orozco in a 10-round junior welterweight co-feature to the Oct. 3 Lucas Matthysse-Viktor Postol HBO Boxing After Dark main event at StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs), of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, is an 18-year veteran who has won major titles at featherweight, junior lightweight and lightweight. Orozco (22-0, 15 KOs), of San Diego, California, is among the most battle-tested young prospects in boxing.
“I haven’t seen much of his fights,” Soto said of Orozco in a press release, “but from what I’ve heard I know he’s very dedicated and holds a winning mentality. Orozco is young, undefeated, and he has to show everyone how far he wants to get in this sport. I’m his test, but I have the experience, and I have to make a statement as to why I’ve been a three-time world champion. I’ll show that I’m ready for this opportunity and for another world title.”
Orozco also had a statement in the press release, sent out on Monday:
“I’m excited for the fight on Oct. 3 against Humberto Soto. When you put two fighters of Mexican descent at StubHub Center in Southern California you know there will be a great fight. Thanks to (manager) Frank Espinoza, Oscar De La Hoya, Golden Boy Promotions and HBO for providing me with this platform. This will be a fan friendly fight.”
“This fight is a career defining event for both Soto and Orozco,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Both fighters have a lot to gain on Oct. 3, Soto is facing a young a ‘relentless’ fighter in Orozco, defeating him will prove that he still has what it takes in the world title game. This is also the toughest test to date for Orozco, going up against a three-division world champion like Soto could set him up for a shot at a world title. Both fighters have a lot on the line, which means Soto and Orozco are sure to make it an all-out war in the ring at the SubHub Center.”