Current WBC junior lightweight titlist Humberto Soto looks likely to fight Miguel Acosta for the interim WBA lightweight title on the Cotto-Pacquiao undercard on November 14, says his manager Antonio Lozada (link in Spanish).
Soto (49-7-2, 32 KO) is coming off of a two-round wreckage of Aristides Perez on September 15 in Cancun. Acosta, a 31-year old Venezuelan, stunned previously-unbeaten Urbano Antillon to win the interim strap in July, scoring a ninth round knockout. Acosta (26-3-2, 20 KO) is another one of those guys whose record probably doesn't really represent the level of fighter he is. He started his career with two straight draws, then lost three in a row in 2002-03. Since the losses, he's gone 17-0. Most of those wins aren't much to write home about, but the knockout of Antillon fully legitimized him. He also took Anges Adjaho's "0" back in 2007.
The fight would be quite a welcome addition to an undercard that is strong, but could surely use another solid action fight. Jesus Soto Karass-Alfonso Gomez could be a straight-up war, but Daniel Santos-Yuri Foreman is unlikely to thrill anyone. Acosta-Soto could be just the fight to amp up the excitement, especially now that the proposed fight between Soto and Edwin Valero is absolutely off.