Soto has previously held titles in the featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight divisions and is ranked 3rd in the world among lightweights by The Boxing Tribune. Saturday, he will enter the ring as a junior welterweight. Five of the seven losses on his record come prior to 2003. He did not suffer a loss in the lightweight division. Soto is looking for a junior welterweight title and a strong showing here will put him one step closer.
De Jesus comes out of Brazil and is coming off two consecutive wins against opponents who now boast records of 0-1 and 8-7. He recorded his last two losses in 2010, one of those to Marco Antonio Barrera by UD.
The fight will take place in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.