Jesus Soto Karass of Los Angeles via Mexico has been a pro for 12 years, yet he has never even fought for a major world championship. A win Saturday night over former welterweight champion Andre Berto will not guarantee him a shot at a title, but it could go a ways in at least getting him some consideration in that regard.
Apparently, that’s why he’s willing to risk it all when he and Berto square off at AT&T Center in San Antonio (on Showtime).
“My only prediction is it’s going to be a war,” said Soto Karass, 30. “I’m going to leave my heart in there. If I have to die in the ring, I will.”
Soto Karass is 27-8-3 with 17 knockouts. Berto, 29, of Winter Haven, Fla., is 28-2 with 22 knockouts.