Mauricio Herrera vs Jesus Soto Karass

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Mauricio Herrera vs Jesus Soto Karass
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4
Average: 4 (2 votes)

Date: 
Friday, August 4, 2017
Location: 
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
10
Contracted Weight: 
147
Referee: 
Edward Hernandez Sr

Official Judging
Pat Russell 96 - 94
Fernando Villarreal 96 - 94
Jerry Cantu 95 - 95

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round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Mauricio Herrera
                                                                    
9.40
9.80
9.80
9.20
10
9.80
10
10
9
9
Jesus Soto Karass
                                                                    
9.60
9.20
9.20
9.80
9
9.20
9
9
10
10


Fan Cards: Mauricio Herrera vs Jesus Soto Karass


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MAURICIO HERRERA
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
96
JESUS SOTO KARASS
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
94


scorecard by CAPMAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MAURICIO HERRERA
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
96
JESUS SOTO KARASS
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
94


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MAURICIO HERRERA
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
96
JESUS SOTO KARASS
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
94


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MAURICIO HERRERA
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
96
JESUS SOTO KARASS
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
94


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MAURICIO HERRERA
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
96
JESUS SOTO KARASS
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
94


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

This should be a very entertaining fight, I can see it being a scrap, the kind of battle in which neither fighter has anything to lose, there aren't a great deal of nerves amongst viewers, it is just two warriors fighting in a boxing ring, giving it their best efforts, the fans sometimes end up enjoying these fights the most.

Mauricio Herrera is a very good fighter, underrated in my opinion, he's not a top level fighter, he is no Floyd Mayweather, no Errol Spence, but a very good fighter, a popular fighter, and a warrior who has been hard done by with decisions on more than one occasion. I remember when Danny Garcia was scheduled to take on Mauricio Herrera, after he beat Lucas Matthysse, and many thought of it as 'an easy fight' for Garcia, but when it came to it, it turned out to be anything but, as Herrera proved to be prepared for Garcia's left hook, troubled the champion continuously with his solid jab, and battered Garcia late, only to find himself on the end of a legitimate yet unfortunate and highly controversial majority decision, Herrera gained a lot of respect from everyone after this fantastic performance. Herrera had everyone's backing when he called for a rematch, at the time, it seemed only fair. Since the Garcia fight, Herrera has defeated Johan Perez, Hector Velazquez, but lost to José Benevidez, though this was a disputed decision in a very competitive fight, he was also beaten by Pablo Cesar Cano, he looked bad in shut out defeat to Frankie Gomez, he did defeat Henry Lundy, but at 37, with the tough career he has had, Herrera is past his prime, I think he should retire soon, but if he chooses to carry on fighting, then this fight is exactly the kind of fight he should be looking for, it would be a very good win, but it wouldn't be a devastating defeat, he can entertain the fans, make money, and do what he does best, box.

Jesus Soto Karass is a very good fighter, a teak tough warrior, and a fighter who is always in entertaining fights, he may not be the most technically skilled fighter, he may not be fast, nimble, defensively strong, he's not a great boxer, but he is a durable Mexican warrior who walks through walls, got very good inside fighting ability, he is strong, a good pressure fighter, he can punch. Soto Karass stopped Andre Berto, in a thrilling 11-12 round battle, he also made a great account of himself when he took on Marcos Maidana, in a fantastic fight, he was strong early against Keith Thurman, gave Devon Alexander a tough fight. Soto Karass has had a very good career, but after a one sided stoppage defeat to Japanese warrior Yoshihiro Kamegai, having lost 14 fights, been stopped four times, Thurman, Maidana giving him toll taking beatings, and losing to Kamegai the way he did compared to the way they battled to a draw previously, I think Soto Karass might be a much declined fighter, he is 34, but I think he is an old 34. I think Soto Karass should be retired, but as far as fights go, this is not a bad match up for him, 10 round fight, no title, not a fight against an opponent who can't challenge him, 'a bum', not a big fight he has a 0.1% chance of winning, but a fight against a fighter who is at a similar career stage to himself, a fight which can be competitively involved in.

I think Mauricio Herrera will win this fight, and win wide. I think Herrera and Soto Karass will trade shots from the opening bell, I can see both trying refuse to take a backward step, Herrera, out landing Soto Karass, Soto Karass, maybe just about out hustling Herrera, in the early rounds, I think Herrera will probably have taken a slight lead after 5 rounds, I think Soto Karass will really be fading at try is point, and Herrera will capitalise in rounds 6 and 7, I think he will take the gamble of going all out, trying to hurt Soto Karass, maybe even ambitiously going for the stoppage, I do think Soto Karass's punch resistance isn't what it used to be, but Herrera is not a big puncher, it has taken the power of Rosado, Kamegia, Maidana, and Thurman to stop Karass in the past, Herrera isn't a big puncher (he's stopped only 7), I think the onslaught and volume of punches will make Soto Karass more drained, but not hurt him, I think Herrera will seem to punch himself out, and rounds 8 and 9 will be Herrera and Soto Karass fighting with absolutely everything they have in the tank, with the fans loving it, both of them shattered, but throwing all the punches they can, on the inside, maybe with the heads going in, hopefully there will be no bad cuts. I think Herrera, though 3 years the older fighter, will be the one to find that last bit of crucial gas in the tank in the final round, as both fighters continue to pour on the pressure, but I think Herrera will clearly have the better of the last round. I think Herrera will win via unanimous decision (98-92, 97-93, 97-93) heads might shake at a judge giving Soto Karass only two rounds.

If Herrera does lose this fight, then he should definitely retire, if he wins, then well, maybe he'll have a couple of farewell fights, I think he should retire either way. Herrera does have something to gain here, a win is always great, this will do his reputation good if anything, he can entertain the fans, so that is very positive, and even more so, considering he doesn't have anything to lose, so the pressure is not on him. This could, rightly or wrongly lead to opportunities in the future, if he wins, I doubt Kamegai would have his opportunity against Miguel Cotto had he not defeated Soto Karass the way he did, I don't think Herrera will be nearly that dominant, but it could still lead to bigger fights, although I think if he gets a good win here, he should exit the sport on a high, because he's 37, yes he's never been stopped, yes at least 4 of his losses were controversial (this is unknown to some), but he still can't do himself justice in the ring to the extent that he can be the best Mauricio Herrera, he is becoming more vulnerable in the ring, he knows he's an underrated boxer who never got the credit he deserved, so this will only fuel his desire to continue, but I think retirement would be wise for him now, he has had a great career, he's beaten Ruslan Provodnikov, he's beaten Henry Lundy, he's whistled past a win over Danny Garcia, unless Karass shocks him, he's never been stopped, if Herrera retires, he can walk away from boxing, a proud man.

Jesus Soto Karass has nothing to lose, at all, but like his opponent, a lot to gain from this fight. If Karass loses this fight, I really hope he does what I think he should do before this fight, retire, because as a fighter who will only become more vulnerable, as a fighter who has a positive style which means he takes a lot of punches anyway, he could get hurt, he could be damaged, long term, it is very sad when that happens to boxers, and Soto Karass is only declining, so I just think there is no point in him continuing, obviously, you could say, it is his job, who he is, and he needs to earn money, understandable, but fighters like Soto Karass, at this stage of their careers, should retire for their own good. It would be great for Soto Karass if he was to win this fight, it is unlikely in my opinion, but it could happen, I am almost certain he won't retire if he wins this fight, in fact, it could carry him towards a bigger fight. If Karass does lose this fight as I think he will, I think he might retire, but I wouldn't be surprised if he was to insist on carrying on fighting. Win or lose, no matter, Jesus Soto Karass has had a great career, he is a warrior, he has given his best efforts in big fights, he has some good victories on his record, he can retire from boxing, as a highly respected fighter amongst everyone in the sport.

albertocastany's picture

Not sure why this fight was made, but probably the most profitable for both fighters as they still have a loyal following.
Herrera might catch the eyes of some, but his punches just dont have anything behind them. You can't win a fight if you cannot hurt your opponent.
Soto Karass style and strength should grant him the decision win.

Champion97's picture

Are you some kind of idiot? It was made because it made sense. Haha, just because he has a low KO ratio and he doesn't have much power, doesn't mean he has nothing behind them, did you see the Garcia fight? Oh okay, this should be fun, how did Paulie Malignaggi win any of his fights, how many opponents did he hurt? Well it didn't.

rorschach's picture

Hoping for a spirited fight from both fighters.

Champion97's picture

So to Karass did better than I thought he would, but I still think he should retire now, and so should Herrera, he got the win here, but he is only declining, I hope it doesn't take a bad beating from a guy who isn't that good to convince Herrera to hang up the gloves.