For the third time this year, Golden Boy Promotions will make its way back to Tucson.
November 2nd, Juan Carlos Abreu (19-3-1, 18 KOs) will be back in action after almost a year and a half of inactivity when he faces Jesus Soto Karass (28-12-4, 18 KOs) at Casino Del Sol. ESPN will be back in Tucson as well after just having covered Oscar Valdez‘s successful WBO featherweight title defense and Sadam Ali‘s victory over Johan Perez.
Soto Karass is 4-7-1 in his last 12 bouts. However, among those wins and losses, some of the welterweight division’s most recognizable names can be read. Marcos Maidana, Andre Berto, Keith Thurman, Gabriel Rosado and Yoshihiro Kamegai are all just a few names of the kind of competition Soto Karass has faced throughout his career.
A twelfth round TKO victory of Berto back in July of 2013 for a vacant NABF Welterweight Title was the last time Soto Karass had his hand raised in victory. The 34 year old Mexican brawler openly acknowledges his 4 year rut.
“I have faced the best, I have beaten the best, and I am looking forward to adding Abreu to my list of victories,” Soto Karass said. “My goal is to get back in the mix of the welterweight title picture and a big win on November 2 will show the fans that I can beat anyone.”
Abreu, a 30-year-old native of the Dominican Republic, will look to take another chance at rising in the welterweight rankings and will be making an appearance back into the ring after a prolonged period of inactivity. Going 7-4-1 in his last 12 bouts, Abreu has mostly fought in the United States over that period of time but by November, he will have spent a year and 4 months without having answered an opening bell. Abreu is a renowned knockout artist but has not faced the level of competition that Soto Karass has.
“Of my 19 victories, I have knocked out 18 opponents and Soto Karass is next. He hasn’t won in five fights, and there’s no way he’s getting back on the winning track against me,” Abreu said.
Tickets for the show currently on sale and range from $45.00-$125.00 (includes convenience fee). Tickets are available for purchase at the Casino Del Sol gift shop and online at casinodelsol.com.