Soto, previously ranked third at 135 pounds, debuts as SecondsOut’s number four junior welterweight. For the time being, Mike Alvarado exits the top ten to accommodate Zorrito.
Also on September 3, at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, Jan Zaveck lost to Andre Berto after five rounds of an IBF welterweight title bout. Berto and Zaveck competed on even terms for five rounds, but serious cuts to the champion and ample swelling forced his corner to pull him out of the action. Zaveck was distraught by the move and wanted to continue. Berto annexed his second world championship and improved his dossier to 28-1 (22). Zaveck’s ledger dipped to 31-2 (18).
Andre Berto positioned himself for a rematch with Ortiz and moved to number three in the SecondsOut 147 pound rankings. Zaveck dropped one place to fourth.
Also on the card, Randall Bailey decisioned Yoryi Estrella in a ten round welterweight bout. Bailey was originally considered as an opponent for Zaveck and is rumored to be in line for a shot at Berto now. Bailey now stands at 42-7 (36). Estrella fell to 10-6-2 (7).
SecondsOut ranked fighters in action through Sunday, September 11:
On Saturday, September 10:
At Coliseo Olympico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico: Argenis Mendez versus Juan Carlos Salgado in a twelve round vacant IBF super featherweight title bout
At Jose Cuervo Salon, Polanco, Distrito Federal Mexico: Ganigan Lopez versus Josue Vega in a ten round light flyweight bout
At Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines: Milan Melindo versus Francisco Rosas in a twelve round flyweight bout
At Stadion Miejski, Wroclaw, Poland: Vitali Klitschko versus Tomasz Adamek in a twelve round WBA heavyweight title bout; Mateusz Masternak versus Carl Davis in a ten round cruiserweight bout; Ola Afolabi versus TBA in a ten round cruiserweight bout
At Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA: Yuriorkis Gamboa versus Daniel Ponce De Leon in a twelve round featherweight title bout
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September 4, 2011