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WBC webcast Saturday will present a live world championship webcast – free of charge – on Saturday at 10:30PM CT. Everyone is invited to watch. Please note: the webcast is not available in Mexico or the United States. In the main event – scheduled for 12 rounds from Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico – WBC lightweight world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto, 52-7-2 with 32 knockouts, of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, will make his second defense of the title against Fidel Monterrosa, 23-1 with 18 knockouts, of Barranquilla, Columbia.

Soto, now 30 years old, won the vacant title with a 12 round decision against former WBC lightweight world champion David Diaz on March 13. He made his first title defense on May 15 and won a 12 round decision against Ricardo Dominguez. Humberto is also a former WBC super featherweight world champion with three successful title defenses to his credit. He has now won eight fights in a row, four by knockout, since a controversial disqualification loss in June, 2008.

Monterrosa, 22 years old, is a former Colombian lightweight champion. Ranked No. 11 by the WBC at 135 pounds, he has won four fights in a row since his only loss – when he could not continue due to hand injury – in July, 2009.

Former WBC light flyweight and interim flyweight world champon Jorge “Travieso” Arce, 55-6-1 with 42 knockouts, of Los Mochis, will battle Lorenzo “Lencho” Parra, 30-2 with 17 knockouts, of Aragua, Venezuela, in a 12 round super bantamweight elimination fight.

The 31 year-old Arce is one of Mexico’s most exciting and popular fighters. A veteran of 15 world championship fights and eight interim world championship fights, he won the WBC light flyweight world title in July, 2002, and made seven successful title defenses. He won the WBC interim flyweight world title in July, 2005, and made four successful title defenses.

Parra, 32 years old, is a former WBA flyweight champion. He won the title in December, 2003, and made five successful defenses before losing the title on the scales before his March, 2007, title defense against Takefumi Sakata in Tokyo.

Also featured on the card, Omar “Businessman” Chavez, 23-0-1, with 16 knockouts, of Culiacan, will face Rodrigo Juarez, 15-11-1 with 11 knockouts, of Tijuana, Baja California, in an eight-round welterweight fight.

Only 20 years old, Omar is the son of the legendary “El Grande Campeon Mexicano” – former four-time world champion and future Hall of Famer Julio Cesar Chavez, and the younger brother, by four years, of WBC Silver middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

The fights will be televised live in Mexico on Channel 7-TV Azteca and on Fox Sports en Espanol/Fox Sports Net in the United States at 10:30 P.M. (22:30 hrs) Central Time. webcasts are also available for viewing at any time in the archives on both and On the player at the bottom of the video, select the “Free On Demand” button to see the archived choices.

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