Brandon Rios vs. Humberto Soto Set For Feb. 23
Matchroom Boxing USA will promote its first show in Mexico
as Brandon Rios and Humberto Soto will clash in an
all-Mexican affair at the Municipal Auditorium Fausto
Gutierrez Moreno in Tijuana on Saturday February 23, live on
DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Rios vs. Soto is in association with Zanfer and Paco
Former World Lightweight King Brandon Rios (35-4-1 26 KOs)
returned to winning ways in style in November, stopping
Ramon Alvarez in the ninth round of their high octane clash
in Mulvane, near KS, pocketing a 26th win inside the
distance in his 40th pro fight.
"Bam Bam" will look to further his claims for title shots in
2019, and the American-Mexican believes the love from the
fans will roar him to victory and onto his goal of regaining
his World title stats as he boxes in Mexico for the first
time since September 2009.
“I'm grateful to Eddie Hearn for getting me on a card early
in the year,” said Rios. “I want to stay active so I can get
closer to my goal and becoming a Champion once again."
“Man, I'm excited to fight in Mexico, I haven't fought there
in ten years. The Mexican fanbase has supported me since day
one and everything I give in the ring is for my family and
my fans, who have never let me down."
“I've been staying busy in the gym, so I'm ready to give the
fans a great fight. The fights the fans love to see!”
“I’m excited to be in Tijuana on March 23 for our first
Mexican show with a real old school shoot-out between
Brandon Rios and Humberto Soto,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.
“Brandon stole the show in Kansas recently on DAZN against
Ramon Alvarez and there should be real fireworks in this
“It’s a stacked card with a tasty rematch between Jose
Quiniro and Joel Cordoba, unbeaten Mexicans in Olympian
Joselito Velasquez, Omar Aguilar and Sulem Urbina, and the
return of our 17 year old star Diego Pacheco along with
Robert Garcia trained Alexis Espino who will also make his
debut on the card.”
The fight will take place at Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana,