Former featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto began his training camp in Tijuana, Mexico, earlier this for his upcoming bout slated for Saturday, December 3rd. The fight will be presented by Baja Boxing and broadcast live in Mexico by Televisa. The location is still in the air as two cities are vying to host the three time world champion, his native city of Los Mochis and a city where he is considered an “adopted son”, Cozumel.
“Fighting in Los Mochis is always very motivating, it is my home, every time I have fought there it has been a sell out and I feel the love of my people,” Soto said recently while running on the Rosarito municipal track. “To close out the year at home would be very special but I also want to say that I have fought two times in Cozumel and once in Cancun and the people have been very good with me. They have been important fights and I feel in debt with the people of Quintana Roo so returning there on December 3rd would also make me happy.”
At the moment, Soto (56-7-2, 33KOs) is in the conditioning phase of his camp as he runs in the mornings in the beach town of Rosarito, fifteen miles south of Tijuana in the mornings and then works out at the CREA gym of the border town under the watchful eye of Romulo “Bobby” Quirarte Jr.
By next Monday, the work load will increase as Soto looks to better his conditioning and resistance before he begins his sparring sessions.
“I feel good, there is five weeks until the fight and we are running very well and working out in the gym,” Soto said. “I want to end the year on a high note with a satisfying win because there are good plans for me for next year. My goal is to capture my fourth title in as many divisions.”
“Zorrita” Soto who has won his last thirteen bouts since 2008, stated that he still does not know who he will be facing on December 3rd but is manager Antonio “Cañas” Lozada is working on different opponents.