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Antonio Orozco vs. Humberto Soto co-headlines Matthysse-Postol

Both men are coming off of solid victories and could establish themselves as contenders with a win.

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

October 3rd's WBC title fight between Lucas Matthysse and Viktor Postol now has an opening act.

A press release from Golden Boy today revealed that rising prospect Antonio Orozco and longtime veteran Humberto Soto will face off in a ten-round super lightweight showdown on HBO's Boxing After Dark before the main event.

Orozco (22-0, 15 KO) passed the stiffest test of his career this past May, edging fellow young standout Emmanuel Taylor on truTV's Friday Night Knockout series. The win marked "Relentless'" third-straight unanimous decision since a seven-fight knockout streak that stretched from February of 2012 to January of 2014.

Soto (65-8-2, 35 KO) has won seven straight since his loss to Lucas Matthysse in 2012. While much of his competition left something to be desired, he impressed in a winning effort over power-punching John Molina last September.

Personally, I've got no complaints. It's a classic "young gun versus wily veteran" showdown, with Orozco on the cusp of contendership and Soto needing to prove he's still relevant after sixteen years in the game. It's a well-matched fight with the potential for quality entertainment and a worthy accompaniment to the main event.

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