Soto facing Gomez on Canelo-Kirkland card
- Updated: April 2, 2015
Former three-division titlist Humberto Soto will be taking on Frankie Gomez in the co-feature of the May 9 card in Houston, Texas, being headlined by the super welterweight clash between Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland.
The Soto-Gomez fight will be a 10-round super lightweight bout and will also be aired on HBO.
“This fight is a classic tale between an experienced fighter and a young fighter,” said Humberto Soto. “Gomez, is a young hungry fighter with a future ahead of him. He comes into the fight full of energy and the desire to create his own legacy in the world of boxing and this makes him dangerous. I understand because I used to be in that position dreaming of one day becoming a world champion. Now, it’s my turn to be the fighter with the experience and maturity and I am prepared to take on a fighter like Gomez, a fight that will be exciting and explosive and one that I would like to dedicate to all the fans in Mexico!”
“I’m grateful to Golden Boy Promotions and HBO for giving me the opportunity to fight on the best network for boxing,” said Frankie Gomez. “It’s an honor to be chosen as the co-main event on the Canelo-Kirkland televised card. I know it’s going to be a tough fight against Humberto Soto, he is a ranked former world champion and is always prepared to fight. Come fight night, I will be at my best and will prove that I am a feared contender in the division.”