Better late than never, I suppose. Lem Satterfield of FanHouse reports that Humberto Soto will finally take on a notable opponent on December 4 when he faces Urbano Antillon on the Latin Fury pay-per-view from Top Rank.
Soto (52-7-2, 32 KO) has faced little worthy competition since losing to Joan Guzman in November 2007, with his best opponent since then being David Diaz in March of this year. Antillon (28-1, 20 KO) was knocked out in a stunner by Miguel Acosta last year. Since then, Acosta has also knocked out Paulus Moses, winning an alphabet belt, and Antillon has fought twice, winning both bouts. His last win was a WBA eliminator against Rene Gonzalez in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Antillon was reportedly turned down by Soto as an opponent before Soto fought the unknown Fidel Monterossa recently. Soto wound up getting a bit more of a fight than most anyone expected from Monterossa, though he still won the decision to retain his 135-pound title. Eventually he was going to have to face a legitimate contender. Antillon is still more prospect than top-flight guy at this point, but he's a good fighter and at 28, it's sort of now or never as far as stepping up goes. The fight with Soto is coming at a good time for both of them.
The main event of the Latin Fury PPV is Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. taking on Alfonso Gomez. The card will be held in Anaheim at the Honda Center.