Former three-division world champion Humberto "La Zorrita" Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico will take on undefeated contender Antonio "Relentless" Orozco (22-0, 15 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. in a career defining 10-round super lightweight showdown as the co-main event for Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol on Saturday, Oct. 3 from StubHub Center televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
"I feel very excited for my next fight; they always say third time is the charm and after two cancelled fights I'm getting anxious for my return to the ring," said Humberto Soto. "I'm used to fighting often, but now it's been almost a year without fighting and as everyone knows, I couldn't fight in Houston [on May 9] since my opponent was overweight. Then, the opportunity to fight for a new world title and an issue with my knee forced me to decline the fight. I've felt frustrated because I had been training really hard."
The undefeated Orozco is a native of Tecate, Baja California, Mexico who fights out of San Diego, and has won seven of his last nine bouts by knockout. Impressive victories over former world champion Stevie Forbes and seasoned fighters Martin Honorio, Ivan Hernandez and Miguel Huerta have propelled Orozco to number seven in the IBF junior welterweight world ratings. Most recently Orozco defeated fellow up and comer Emmanuel Taylor in May of 2015, setting the stage for his the toughest showdown of his career against the former three division world champion Humberto Soto on October 3.