How many times can Humberto Soto roll a snake eyes? Apparently too many. After having his last two scheduled fights canceled due to no fault of his own (Frankie Gomez not making weight and Ray Beltran testing positive for steroids), Soto still had a glimmer of hope in earning a purse with late replacement Jose Felix Jr. But that promptly fell apart as well when Soto just injured his knee during training. Eric Gomez, VP of Golden Boy, informed ESPN that his June 27th fight has now been canceled.
"Soto is not going to fight," said Gomez. "He messed up his knee jogging on Tuesday. He was training. He got X-rays and he has strained knee ligaments, and the doctor told him he needs to rest it for a month."
"It's shocking. This guy can't catch a break," Eric Gomez said of Soto. "First, there was the Frankie Gomez situation, then Ray Beltran and now this. When bad news happens, it comes in threes. It was like 1-2-3 strikes, you're out."
Hopefully Soto can conjure up some good juju in the near future and finally get a fight that makes it to the opening bell.