IBF #6, WBC #7, WBO #13, WBA #14 welterweight Jesus Soto-Karass (24-3-3, 16 KOs) won a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Edvan Dos Barros (10-7-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at Quik Trip Park in Grande Prairie, Texas. Scores were 97-93, 100-90, 99-91. Soto-Karass may now be headed into a collision with former world title challenger Alfonso Gomez on the Pacquiao-Cotto card.
Unbeaten featherweight Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia moved to 18-0, 15 KOs with a seventh round TKO over Carlos Rivera (16-4-2, 5 KOs). Garcia dropped Rivera in round five with a body shot and the bout was stopped two rounds later due to a cut suffered by Rivera. Time was :40.
Featherweight Jerry Belmontes (8-0, 2 KOs) outpointed Tommy Atencio (4-2, 2 KOs) over four by scores of 39-37 on all cards.