Super lightweight Antonio Orozco makes a further step-up in his career on October 3 when the US-based Mexican battles former world champion Humberto Soto at the StubHub Center in Carson.
The 27 year-old has steadily built an impressive 22-0 record in eight years as a professional and aims to build on recent victories over Steve Forbes and Emmanuel Taylor in his highest-profile clash to date.
Orozco will be part of the co-feature bout for the vacant WBC 140 pound title contest between headliner between Lucas Matthysse and Viktor Postol and could be just one fight away from his own shot at the coveted green belt.
“It is a blessing to be given the opportunity to showcase the hard work that has been put into my career,” Orozco told World Boxing News.
“Facing Humberto Soto is an opportunity that I have to be successful in as this fight can change my future.
“Regardless of his style, Humberto Soto cannot be overlooked as he has the experience to put up an exciting fight.”
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman recently told WBN that the winners of the two top encounters next month facing each other is a fight that he would like to see, so Orozco has an extra incentive to put in his best ever performance.
“I am proud to be part of this event,” said Orozco. “Lucas Matthysse v Viktor Postol is a toss-up in the championship fight. Both fighters are great and given the opportunity to fight against the winner I would step right up.”
“Camp has been coming along excellent and I am expecting an exciting fight with Soto on October 3.
“My main objective is to be victorious and for both fighters to end the night safely,” he added.
‘Relentless’ already has 15 knockouts to his name and would become only the third opponent in 76 outings to stop Soto, provided Orozco can build on his 68% KO ratio when the pair square-up in just over two weeks’ time.