By Elliot Foster (@FreelanceFoz)
First he was on and then he was off and then he was back on again.
But after confirmation of an injured left knee, it has been revealed that Humberto Soto has been forced to withdraw from his next fight.
The former WBC lightweight champion, 35, was scheduled to fight former WBO world lightweight title challenger Raymundo Beltrán on June 27, but that fight was scratched after Beltrán failed a post-fight drugs test.
Soto (65-8-2, 35KOs) was then told he would remain on the HBO-broadcast bill at the StubHub Center and would face once-defeated José Felix Jr., but he has had to pull out due to the aforementioned knee injury.
The bill, which is being promoted by Top Rank, is topped by a vacant WBO welterweight title clash between former titlist Tim Bradley and undefeated 26-year-old Jessie Vargas, who holds the WBA ‘regular’ title at 140 pounds, and will also feature unbeaten featherweight Oscar Váldez.by