Jesus Soto Karass on his fight with Andre Berto: “The bottom line is that I want to win. Yes, I’m going to give a great performance, like I always do. I’m ready to die in the ring like every Mexican.”
After scoring a technical majority decision over Freddy Hernandez on a blown call, Delvin Rodriguez was awarded the correct verdict – an eight-round TKO victory – when local officials reviewed ESPN2’s instant replay of the Friday Night Fights main event in Uncasville, Conn.
Florida welterweight standouts Andre Berto and Keith Thurman are schedueld to fight in separate bouts on a Showtime-televised card in July. Berto will face veteran gatekeeper Jesus Soto-Karass; Thurman will fight fellow unbeaten puncher Diego Chaves.
A once-paralyzed, former cancer patient, Danny Jacobs was ecstatic in victory: “No moment has ever been greater than right now. This moment means the world to me. They told me that I would never walk or box again, and I proved everybody wrong.”