The HBO co-feature to Timothy Bradley vs Jessie Vargas is final, Ray Beltran will face Humberto Soto for the vacant WBA junior welterweight title. Beltran will be moving up to 140lbs. Soto was supposed to fight Frankie Gomez in the HBO co-feature of the Canelo Alvarez-James Kirkland card on May 9th. Gomez was 6.5 pounds overweight at the weigh-in the day before, and the fight was canceled.
"Adding this slugfest to the much anticipated slugfest between Bradley and Vargas just ensures another memorable night of prizefighting at the highest level at the StubHub Center," Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN.com. "Those in attendance and watching at home on HBO are in for a special night with major implications for those combatants."