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Herrera-Soto Karass Media Day

Southern California welterweights Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera (23-7, 7 KOs) of Riverside and Jesus "Renuente" Soto Karass (28-11-4, 18 KOs) of Los Angeles by way of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico hosted a media workout on Tuesday afternoon at the Azteca Boxing Gym, in Bell, California ahead of their clash on the Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN main event taking place next Friday August 4th at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

Here is what the fighters had to say

Mauricio Herrera

"Me vs. Soto Karass will be a nice style fight. This will be an exciting match for the people and for us,"

"Camp has been good and I'm excited for this fight,"

"His style is to come forward and he comes to fight,"

"The winner here can go on to bigger better things. This fight is very important,"

"You are guaranteed a good show. You will see me with my ol tricks,"

Jesus Soto Karass

"My camp has been good and I want to thank everyone in my team that has been involved,"

"Herrera like me ha been in many wars. He moves well in the ring. We have sparred before. His numbers don't show it but he hits really hard and comes to fight,"

"Without a doubt this fight will be a war,"

Also present at Tuesday's workout was light heavyweight Vyacheslav Shabranksy (18-1, 15 KOs) as he will take on Philadelphia's Todd Unthank-May (10-0-1, 4 KOs) for he vacant WBC USNBC light heavyweight title on the ESPN co feature bout.

"I feel good camp is almost over and we are ready,"

"Todd Unthank-May I have never seen him fight but I know he is a very tall guy, "

"The night of the fight I will fight hard and do my best,"

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