In the big news regarding Andre Berto's injury, one of the smaller stories slipping through the cracks is the news of a big card taking shape in Mexico on April 21. It already confirmed that Abner Mares will be fighting on the card. Other fighters on this card include Anselmo Moreno and Jorge Linares.
But the big news was the possible inclusion of a Humberto Soto against Lucas Matthysse bout on the card as well according to Miguel Rivera of Boxing Scene.
"Abner Mares will be fighting on April the 21st. We sat down with his team, this week. We are looking at potential opponents. It could be part of a tripleheader, with Anselmo Moreno also on it, and Jorge Linares," Richard Schaefer told BoxingScene.com.
Humberto Soto's co-promoter Antonio Lozada confirmed that Soto has been in negotiations with a couple of Golden Boy fighters since Soto is now in the Golden Boy stable. Two names that have been thrown around as potential opponents are Lucas Matthysse and Johan Perez.
I would love to see Lucas Matthysse get a run at Humberto Soto, and hopefully knock him out. Matthysse has gotten absolutely screwed in his two losses to Zab Judah and Devon Alexander. He is likely the best junior welterweight besides Timothy Bradley. I think Lucas beats Khan and he beats Peterson.
He outboxes Maidana quite easily too. Matthysse really needs another shot where he can get a fair shake. I know that taking on Soto in Mexico is going against stacked odds yet again, but Matthysse has the power to get Soto out of there. What do you guys think? Do you like Matthysse's odds against Soto if the fight is in Mexico? Will he get robbed yet again or can he KO Soto?