On Saturday, May 9 former three-division world champion Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, will take on one of boxing’s most prized prospects, East Los Angeles native, Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez as the televised co-main event of the highly anticipated Canelo vs. Kirkland at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.The super lightweight 10-round bout will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES (May 4) – Super lightweight top contender Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (18-0, 13 KOs), 2012 Olympian Joseph “Jojo” Diaz Jr. (15-0, 10 KOs) and Chinese heavyweight sensation, Taishan (3-0, 2 KOs) today hosted a media workout at Teamsters Gym in South El Monte, Calif. in advance of their match ups on Saturday, May 9 at Minute Maid Park in Houston on the undercard for Canelo vs. Kirkland. Gomez is scheduled for a 10-round super lightweight bout against former three-division world champion Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs) in the co-main event for Canelo vs. Kirkland which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®. Diaz Jr. will face Giovani Delgado (15-2, 9 KOs) in a 10-round featherweight bout and Taishan will fight Karrin Davis (2-4, 2 KOs) in a four-round heavyweight bout, both fights will be featured in the non-televised undercard.
LOS ANGELES (April 6) – Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez hosted a special roundtable on Thursday, April 2 at The Belasco Theater, with members of the media to discuss his upcoming bout against Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto, which will serve as the co-main event for Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland on May 9 at Minute Maid Park, Houston. Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions and Peter Nelson, HBO Sports Vice President of Programming were also in attendance. Continue reading
With the news breaking, that the negotiations between promoter Johnny Eames’ Showtime Sports Events (SSE) promotional outfit and WBA Interim Welterweight Champion Diego Chaves’ camp have been terminated, it seemed inevitable that the proposed title clash between the Argentinian and WBA Welterweight King, Brooklyn, New York’s Paulie ‘Magic Man’ Malignaggi would no longer take place in Abu Dhabi, UAE in May.
However, following various transatlantic phone calls over the past thirty six hours, between SSE’s Managing Director, Gianluca Di Caro, and Paulie Malignaggi’s lawyer, Steven Bash, the mouthwatering clash, between the WBA’s top ranked Welterweight pairing remains a possibility for the Gulf state’s inaugural World Championship event. Continue reading
Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto successfully defended his World Boxing Federation World Welterweight title on Saturday night, February 9, scoring a hard-fought, but clear, unanimous decision over fellow Mexican Silverio Ortiz at the Arena Itson in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. Continue reading
World Boxing Federation World Welterweight Champion Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto is ready for his first title-defense this Saturday (February 9), when he takes on fellow countryman Silverio Ortiz at the Arena Itson in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico.
Soto, 59-8-2 (34), captured the WBF World title in his last bout when he won a unanimous decision over then reigning champion Jose Lopez this past November. And the former Featherweight, Super Featherweight and Lightweight world champion will not be resting on his laurels, taking on a tough challenger in Ortiz. Continue reading
Humberto “Zorrita” Soto proved he is still on top of his game, as he won the World Boxing Federation World Welterweight title on Saturday night, November 10, at the Estadio Morelos in Ecatepec, Mexico by dethroning reigning champion Jose “Piston” Lopez by unanimous decision.
Soto, a former world champion at Featherweight, Super Featherweight and Lightweight, got the hard-fought victory by scores of 115-112, 115-11 and 114-112, and improved his already impressive record to 59-8-2(34). Lopez, only 21 years old and with plenty of time to regroup and come back, is now 17-3-1 (10). Continue reading