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Soto to fight at home

Rafael Soto/TopRank/Zanfer

The city of Los Mochis is buzzing about the big championship card “Puro Sinaloa: Quien es el más Macho”, where three-time world champion Humberto “Zorrita“ Soto will defend his WBC lightweight championship against Ricardo “Pelón“ Domínguez this Saturday, May 15 at the Estadio Centenario. Soto (51-7-2, 32 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa and Domínguez (31-5-2, 19 KOs) of nearby Culiacan, will battle in the main event of “Top Rank Live” a show promoted by Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer, that will be telecast by Fox Sports Net and Fox Sport Espanol in the United States.

Los Mochis is now the boxing capital of the world as it is home to four current world champions: Humberto “Zorrita“ Soto, Jorge “Travieso” Arce, Fernando “Kochulito” Montiel and newly crowned champion Hugo Cazares. Arce is the current WBO super flyweight , Montiel is the current WBC and WBO bantamweight champion as well as the three-time world champion and Cazares is a two-time world champion and the current WBA super flyweight champ.

For Soto, 29, this will the first time that he will be fighting as a world champion in his hometown. The last time he fought in Los Mochis was in 2008 when he scored a fifth round knockout over Carlos Urias.

“I have always wanted to have a championship fight in Los Mochis and I am very happy that it is going to happen this Saturday night,” said Soto, who has also held the WBC Interim featherweight crown and the WBC super featherweight belt.

The final press conference will be this Wednesday at the “Salon Premier” at the Hotel Plaza Inn. The weigh-in will be in the same place on Friday at noon.

The first bell Saturday is at 6:00 pm with television going live at 8:00 pm (local time).

The television co-feature will be a 10 round super featherweight bout with Daniel “Canerito” Ruiz (18-2, 12 KOs) of Los Mochis taking on Jocksan “Torito” Hernandez (19-2, 12 KOs) of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Ruiz is looking to avenge the loss suffered by his fellow Los Mochis citizen Miguel Beltran, to Hernandez on April 24 in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico.

The undercard will also include Dallas’ undefeated prospect Roberto Marroquin (13-0, 10 KOs) taking on Arturo “Tyson” Camargo (22-14-2, 19 KOs) of Guasave, Sinola in a 6 round super bantamweight bout. Local teenager sensation Adrian “Chinito” Yung (6-0, 6 KOs) who will in action in a four round bout and former world WBC super featherweight champion Humberto “Betillo” Gutierrez (26-2-1, 19 KOs) also of Los Mochis in a 10 round bout.

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