Silverio Ortiz is excited about facing his idol, Humberto Soto for the WBF welterweight title fight
at the Arena Itson in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico tonight (Feb 9).
.Ortiz may have a spotted record (26-13, 12 KOs), but most of his losses came against a virtual who’s-who of former and future world champions and top contenders, and he is undefeated in his last six bouts and is excited to be facing his fellow Mexican.
“I’m excited to fight Soto, who is one of my idols”, said Ortiz during the build-up to the fight. “I am going to be at my best, and it will be a great fight. Fights between Mexicans are always special, and we go all-out to the end.”
With seventy professional bouts under his belt, despite being only 32 years old, there has been speculations that perhaps Soto is near the end of a magnificent career, but he showed in his WBF title-winning effort against Jose Lopez that he has plenty of mileage left:
“I am not done yet, and I have proved it many times. I fight with intelligence, and I focus only on my next bout. Right now I am completely focused on defeating Silverio Ortiz.”
Televised Live in Mexico by Televisa, the Humberto Soto vs. Silverio Ortiz title fight will be promoted by Promociones del Pueblo, HG Boxing and Baja Boxing.