WBO Sends Elwin Soto Vs. Jonathan Gonzalez To Purse Bid
Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Boxing president and one of the biggest promoters in the industry, might want to accelerate his efforts of setting up a light flyweight unification match between Hiroto Kyoguchi (15-0, 10 KO) and Elwin Soto (19-1, 13 KO).
WBO President Paco Valcarcel has given Soto only seven days to come to terms with his mandatory challenger Jonathan Gonzalez (24-3-1, 14 KO). If both boxers fail to negotiate before the deadline, the matchup will go to an $80,000-minimum purse bid.
Ever since Gonzalez got knocked out cold to Jobert Alvarez, he has been resilient. He has racked up six wins with just one defeat coming to Kosei Tanaka, despite Gonzalez leading on two scorecards.
Given his current form, Gonzalez is expected to come out on top if he ever locks horns with Soto.
Apart from this order, the WBO had ordered a fight between Jamel Herring and Shakur Stevenson as well.
On the other side, Tuto Zabala Jr. has been quick to cash in on Valcarcel’s words regarding Soto’s next bout. The All-Star boxing rep claimed that he has secured venues in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Kissimmee, FL.