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Alexander-Soto Karass looks to be set for Canelo-Lara undercard

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Devon Alexander appears to be set to face Jesus Soto Karass on July 12.

The July 12 undercard for the Canelo Alvarez vs Erislandy Lara PPV appears to be taking shape.

According to BoxingScene, a welterweight showdown between Devon Alexander and Jesus Soto Karass has been finalized for the July 12 PPV card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Alexander (25-2, 14 KO) is coming off a loss to against Shawn Porter, who took his IBF welterweight title. His only other loss came against Tim Bradley in 2011.

The always-tough Soto Karass (28-9-3, 18 KO) had a nice 2013 with wins over Selcuk Aydin and Andre Berto, but the year ended on a sour note for him as he lost via TKO against Keith Thurman in December.

Another name that has been mentioned for the Canelo-Lara undercard is fan-favorite Leo Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KO) though there has been no official word from Golden Boy regarding his participation.

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