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Armando Humberto Soto Ochoa (born May 11, 1980), best known as Humberto Soto, is a Mexican professional boxer. A veteran of the sport for over 20 years, he is a former world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBC super featherweight title from 2008 to 2009, and the WBC lightweight title from 2010 to 2011. He also held the WBC interim featherweight title from 2005 to 2006.

Humberto Soto
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Real nameArmando Humberto Soto Ochoa
Nickname(s)
  • La Zorrita
  • The Crafty Little Fox
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 7 12 in (171 cm)[1]
Reach69 in (175 cm)[1]
NationalityMexican
Born (1980-05-11) May 11, 1980 (age 39)
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights82
Wins69
Wins by KO37
Losses10
Draws2
No contests1

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Professional careerEdit

Soto made his pro debut at the age of 17 and accumulated a record of 36-5-2, which included a 14 fight undefeated streak, before challenging for his first major title.

FeatherweightEdit

On August 20, 2005, Soto won the interim WBC Featherweight title by beating Rocky Juarez, in a fight which he accepted on two weeks notice.

On January 17, 2006, Soto defended his interim title by knocking out Oscar León in the 9th round. He vacated his interim featherweight title and defeated Ivan Valle in a WBC Super Featherweight title eliminator bout.

On January 22, 2007, Soto defeated Humberto Toledo (30-2-2) by third-round knockout. In his next bout, he defeated Bobby Pacquiao by seventh-round knockout.

On November 17, 2007, Soto fought reigning WBO Super Featherweight champion Joan Guzmán but lost the bout by unanimous decision.

Soto vs. GuzmanEdit

On November 17, 2007, Humberto Soto fought WBO Junior-Welterweight champion Joan Guzman. The Dominican champion dominated the fight based on his speed of hands, reflexes, and superior boxing skills, effectively counter punching the relentless attack of Soto, who showcased tremendous strength, courage and determination. Guzman won the bout by Unanimous Decision.

Super FeatherweightEdit

Soto vs. LorenzoEdit

On June 28, 2008, Soto faced off against Francisco Lorenzo (33-4, 14 KOs) for the vacant interim WBC Super Featherweight title. Soto knocked Lorenzo down twice in the fourth round with a barrage of punches. However, after lengthy consultations with officials at ringside, referee Joe Cortez disqualified Soto for hitting Lorenzo after he was down in what appeared to be a grazing punch. Cortez's decision was widely criticized and the WBC refused to award Lorenzo the title.

WBC president José Sulaimán condemned the decision as a "gross injustice" and one of the biggest he has seen in a long time. Sulaiman also announced that the WBC board of governors will vote on whether to declare the fight a no contest or to declare Soto the winner by knockout.[2][3][4] Lorenzo, therefore, was not presented the green WBC belt as its champion, since it, though, opted to ignore the official verdict, and declared the title vacant. Sulaiman stated he wasn’t seeking to overrule the decision, but: "While we respect the authority of the (Nevada commission) for a decision of the fight, we are the only ones to have the authority to decide on the decision relating to the WBC world title."[5]

On October 11, 2008, Soto defeated Gamaliel Díaz to win the interim WBC Super Featherweight title by technical knock out. Soto knocked Diaz down in the first round and dominated him throughout the bout. Diaz was docked two points for excessive holding and his corner refused to send him out for the eleventh round.

On December 20, 2008, Soto captured the vacant WBC Super Featherweight Championship with a 12-round unanimous decision over Francisco Lorenzo in a rematch of their controversial bout. Lorenzo was repeatedly warned for low-blows and headbutting throughout the bout. Lorenzo was docked one point in the 7th round for headbutting and another in the 8th for excessive holding. The final scores were 117-109 from two of the judges and 118-108 on the other card in favor of Soto.[6]

In 2009, Soto successfully defended his WBC Super Featherweight title 3 times. On December 12, 2009, Soto moved up to the lightweight division and defeated former two-time champion Jesús Chávez by a 10-round unanimous decision.

LightweightEdit

On March 13, 2010, Soto claimed the WBC Lightweight Championship by defeating David Diaz. Soto dropped Diaz in the opening and final rounds en route to a unanimous decision victory.[7]

On May 15, 2010, Soto made his first title defense against Ricardo Dominguez. Soto won the fight with a 12-round unanimous decision with the judges scoring the fight, 118-110 on two of the scorecards and 117-112 on the other one for Soto.[8]

The lost interest in Saturday's fight card resulting from a canceled main event did not apply to Soto and Urbano Antillon, who staged a stirring world lightweight title bout at the Honda Center. Soto, relying on his ability to strike the challenger with barrages, made his third successful title defense by outlasting Maywood's Antillon in a close unanimous decision.[9]

Super LightweightEdit

In July 2011 Soto relinquished his WBC Lightweight Title in anticipation of competing in the junior welterweight division.[10]

A bout between hard-hitting Argentinian junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse and Soto has been confirmed for late April. Soto is riding a 14-bout winning streak that includes six knockouts.[11]

Soto vs. MatthysseEdit

On June 23, 2012 Humberto Soto faced hard-hitting Argentinian junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse. Matthysse dropped Soto in the fifth round. Soto's corner stopped the bout between the rounds.

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
82 fights 69 wins 10 losses
By knockout 37 3
By decision 32 6
By disqualification 0 1
Draws 2
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
82 Loss 69–10–2 (1)   Jessie Vargas TKO 6 (12), 1:48 Apr 26, 2019   The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.
81 Win 69–9–2 (1)   Brandon Ríos UD 12 Feb 23, 2019   Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez Moreno, Tijuana, Mexico
80 Win 68–9–2 (1)   Edgar Puerta UD 10 Aug 3, 2018   Plaza Pueblo Antiguo, Ensenada, Mexico
79 Win 67–9–2 (1)   Joel Juarez TKO 2 (10), 2:35 May 26, 2018   Rosarito Beach, Mexico
78 Win 66–9–2 (1)   Daniel Ruiz TKO 2 (10), 2:08 Oct 1, 2016   Gimnasio Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico
77 Loss 65–9–2 (1)   Antonio Orozco UD 10 Oct 3, 2015   StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.
76 Win 65–8–2 (1)   John Molina Jr. UD 10 Sep 13, 2014   MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant WBO–NABO light welterweight title
75 Win 64–8–2 (1)   Wilfrido Buelvas UD 12 Jun 14, 2014   Explanada Municipal, Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico Retained WBC Silver International light welterweight title
74 Win 63–8–2 (1)   Juan Carlos Abreu UD 10 Mar 22, 2014   Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico
73 Win 62–8–2 (1)   Mahonri Montes UD 12 Sep 28, 2013   Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico Retained WBC Silver International light welterweight title
72 Win 61–8–2 (1)   Hiroshi Nakamori TKO 9 (12), 2:29 Jun 8, 2013   Monumental Villa Charra "Carlos Bowser González", Tijuana, Mexico Retained WBC Silver International light welterweight title
71 Win 60–8–2 (1)   Silverio Ortiz UD 12 Feb 9, 2013   Arena ITSON, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico Retained WBF (Federation) welterweight title;
Won vacant WBC Silver International light welterweight title
70 Win 59–8–2 (1)   Jose Lopez UD 12 Nov 10, 2012   Estadio Morelos, Morelia, Mexico Won WBF (Federation) welterweight title
69 Loss 58–8–2 (1)   Lucas Matthysse RTD 5 (10), 3:00 Jun 23, 2012   Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S. For vacant WBC Continental Americas light welterweight title
68 Win 58–7–2 (1)   Claudinei Lacerda UD 10 Apr 7, 2012   Grand Oasis, Cancún, Mexico
67 Win 57–7–2 (1)   Adailton de Jesus KO 4 (10), 0:26 Nov 26, 2011   Campo Futbol Colosio, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
66 Win 56–7–2 (1)   José Alfaro TKO 2 (10), 1:00 Sep 3, 2011   Estadio Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico
65 Win 55–7–2 (1)   Motoki Sasaki TD 11 (12), 1:18 Jun 25, 2011   Parque Andrés Quintana Roo, Cozumel, Mexico Retained WBC lightweight title;
Unanimous TD after Soto could not continue from a slip
64 Win 54–7–2 (1)   Fidel Muñoz UD 10 Mar 5, 2011   Palenque de Feria, Tepic, Mexico
63 Win 53–7–2 (1)   Urbano Antillón UD 12 Dec 4, 2010   Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S. Retained WBC lightweight title
62 Win 52–7–2 (1)   Fidel Muñoz UD 12 Sep 18, 2010   Estadio Banorte, Culiacán, Mexico Retained WBC lightweight title
61 Win 51–7–2 (1)   Ricardo Dominguez UD 12 May 15, 2010   Estadio Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico Retained WBC lightweight title
60 Win 50–7–2 (1)   David Díaz UD 12 Mar 13, 2010   Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, U.S. Won vacant WBC lightweight title
59 Win 49–7–2 (1)   Jesús Chávez UD 10 Dec 19, 2009   Arena ITSON, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
58 Win 48–7–2 (1)   Aristides Pérez TKO 2 (12), 1:21 Sep 15, 2009   Plaza de Toros, Cancún, Mexico Retained WBC super featherweight title
57 Win 47–7–2 (1)   Benoit Gaudet TKO 9 (12), 2:25 May 2, 2009   MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC super featherweight title
56 Win 46–7–2 (1)   Antonio Davis TKO 4 (12), 2:38 Mar 28, 2009   Bullring by the Sea, Tijuana, Mexico Retained WBC super featherweight title
55 Win 45–7–2 (1)   Francisco Lorenzo UD 12 Dec 20, 2008   Parque Andrés Quintana Roo, Cozumel, Mexico Won vacant WBC super featherweight title
54 Win 44–7–2 (1)   Gamaliel Díaz RTD 11 (10), 0:10 Oct 11, 2008   Coliseo Centenario, Torreón, Mexico Won vacant WBC interim super featherweight title
53 Loss 43–7–2 (1)   Francisco Lorenzo DQ 4 (12), 2:43 Jun 28, 2008   Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For vacant WBC interim super featherweight title;
Soto disqualified for hitting Lorenzo after a knockdown
52 Win 43–6–2 (1)   Carlos Urias TKO 5 (10) Mar 14, 2008   Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico
51 Loss 42–6–2 (1)   Joan Guzmán UD 12 Nov 17, 2007   Borgata, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. For WBO super featherweight title
50 Win 42–5–2 (1)   Ismael González TKO 3 (10), 0:25 Sep 14, 2007   Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico
49 Win 41–5–2 (1)   Bobby Pacquiao KO 7 (10), 1:48 Jun 9, 2007   Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
48 Win 40–5–2 (1)   Humberto Toledo TKO 3 (12), 1:50 Feb 22, 2007   Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia, U.S.
47 Win 39–5–2 (1)   Ivan Valle TKO 4 (12), 0:48 Aug 12, 2006   Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
46 Win 38–5–2 (1)   Oscar León TKO 9 (12) Feb 17, 2006   Estadio Emilio Ibarra Almada, Los Mochis, Mexico Retained WBC interim super featherweight title
45 Win 37–5–2 (1)   Ulises Duarte KO 1 (10), 2:20 Oct 13, 2005   Hotel Villa Cahita, Los Mochis, Mexico
44 Win 36–5–2 (1)   Rocky Juarez UD 12 Aug 20, 2005   Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, U.S. Won WBC interim featherweight title
43 Win 35–5–2 (1)   Ismael González TKO 10 (10), 1:23 Dec 10, 2004   El Foro, Tijuana, Mexico
42 NC 34–5–2 (1)   Jorge Solís NC 3 (10), 3:00 Sep 17, 2004   The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. NC after Solís was cut from an accidental head clash
41 Win 34–5–2   Gerardo Zayas TKO 6 (10), 1:41 Jul 12, 2004   Salon Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Mexico
40 Win 33–5–2   Wilson Alcorro TKO 6 (10), 1:23 May 28, 2004   Congress Theater, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
39 Win 32–5–2   Manny Rivero KO 1 (10) Apr 30, 2004   Isleta Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
38 Win 31–5–2   Oscar Galindo TKO 3 (10) Feb 16, 2004   Salon Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Mexico
37 Win 30–5–2   James Baker UD 10 Dec 12, 2003   Edgewater Hotel and Casino, Laughlin, Nevada, U.S.
36 Win 29–5–2   Luís Fuente UD 10 Sep 12, 2003   The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
35 Win 28–5–2   Hector Mancina UD 10 Aug 15, 2003   Los Mochis, Mexico
34 Win 27–5–2   Armando Cordoba UD 10 Jun 27, 2003   The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
33 Win 26–5–2   Abel Sepulveda TKO 4 Jun 6, 2003   Auditorio Municipal, Rosarito Beach, Mexico
32 Win 25–5–2   César Figueroa TKO 7 (10), 2:36 Feb 28, 2003   The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
31 Win 24–5–2   Emidgio Gastelum TKO 12 (12), 1:49 Nov 22, 2002   The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant WBC FECARBOX lightweight title
30 Win 23–5–2   Juan Ruiz KO 4 Nov 15, 2002   Los Mochis, Mexico
29 Loss 22–5–2   Kevin Kelley MD 12 Jul 13, 2002   The Aladdin, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For vacant WBA–NABA super featherweight title
28 Win 22–4–2   Ricardo Martínez TKO 9 (10) Jun 14, 2002   Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico
27 Win 21–4–2   Marco Angel Pérez TKO 3 (8), 1:16 May 17, 2002   The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
26 Win 20–4–2   Mark Burse MD 10 Apr 26, 2002   Spa Resort Casino, Palm Springs, California, U.S.
25 Win 19–4–2   Cristin Rojas TKO 1 Mar 15, 2002   Los Mochis, Mexico
24 Win 18–4–2   Sergio Sanchez PTS 10 Dec 15, 2001   Ensenada, Mexico
23 Win 17–4–2   Francisco Reyna KO 1 Nov 24, 2001   Plaza de Toros, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
22 Win 16–4–2   Hector Guzman TKO 5 (10) Sep 28, 2001   Gimnasio Oscar García, Ensenada, Mexico
21 Win 15–4–2   Jesus Escalante TKO 5 (12) Aug 17, 2001   Ensenada, Mexico Won vacant WBA Fedecentro super bantamweight title
20 Win 14–4–2   Enrique Colin KO 2 (12) Mar 31, 2001   Guasave, Mexico Won vacant WBC Youth super featherweight title
19 Loss 13–4–2   David Murillo UD 10 Nov 3, 2000   Poliforo Juan Gabriel, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Lost WBC Youth featherweight title
18 Win 13–3–2   Ramon Valles KO 1 (12) Sep 1, 2000   Los Mochis, Mexico Won vacant WBC Mundo Hispano featherweight title
17 Loss 12–3–2   Hector Javier Marquez RTD 11 (12), 0:10 May 27, 2000   Arena México, Mexico City, Mexico For vacant Mexico featherweight title
16 Win 12–2–2   Carlos Ramon Mairena TKO 4 (10) Mar 10, 2000   Salon Rodeo, Los Mochis, Mexico Won vacant WBC Youth featherweight title
15 Win 11–2–2   Emidgio Gastelum PTS 12 Dec 10, 1999   Salon Rodeo, Los Mochis, Mexico Won vacant WBC FECARBOX featherweight title
14 Win 10–2–2   Dave Hinds PTS 6 Nov 13, 1999   Sports Arena, Hull, England
13 Draw 9–2–2   Emidgio Gastelum TD 2 (12) Sep 10, 1999   Forum "El Gran Salon", Los Mochis, Mexico For vacant WBANABA featherweight title
12 Win 9–2–1   Ramon Aragon PTS 8 Aug 27, 1999   Gimnasio Municipal "Jose Neri Santos", Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
11 Win 8–2–1   Gerardo Zayas TKO 11 (12) Jul 2, 1999   Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico
10 Win 7–2–1   Jesus Escalante KO 6 (10) May 20, 1999   Salon Rodeo, Los Mochis, Mexico Retained Mexican Pacific Coast featherweight title
9 Loss 6–2–1   Luiz Claudio Freitas UD 10 Apr 2, 1999   Grand Hotel, Tijuana, Mexico
8 Win 6–1–1   Ramon Valles UD 10 Jan 29, 1999   Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico Won vacant Mexican Pacific Coast featherweight title
7 Win 5–1–1   Cayetano Romero PTS 8 Jun 6, 1998   Mexico City, Mexico
6 Loss 4–1–1   Angel Eduardo Mata PTS 6 May 15, 1998   Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico
5 Win 4–0–1   Cayetano Romero TKO 2 May 5, 1998   Lomas de Sotelo, Mexico City, Mexico
4 Win 3–0–1   Carlos Rios PTS 4 Mar 27, 1998   Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
3 Win 2–0–1   Emidgio Gastelum PTS 4 Dec 5, 1997   Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
2 Draw 1–0–1   Ivan Gutierrez Valencia PTS 4 Oct 24, 1997   Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico
1 Win 1–0 Guillermo Guerra PTS 4 Sep 26, 1997   Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b DAZN tale of the tape prior to the Jessie Vargas fight.
  2. ^ "WBC BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO DECIDE ON SOTO-LORENZO FIGHT". philboxing.com.
  3. ^ "Luevano retains crown with split draw; DQ costs Soto". ESPN.com.
  4. ^ "SecondsOut Boxing News - USA Boxing News - Luevano Held To Draw, Soto Shock, Barrett Wins". SecondsOut Boxing News.
  5. ^ "Who's sorry now?". Yahoo Sports.
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  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ [3]
  9. ^ Lance Pugmire (2010-12-04). "Humberto Soto retains world lightweight title with unanimous decision over Urbano Antillon - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
  10. ^ "Soto gives up WBC 135lb title". Fightnews.com. 2011-07-01. Archived from the original on 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
  11. ^ Satterfield, Lem (2012-01-28). "Lem's latest: Schaefer anticipated four-man tournament; Khan moves on? - Next | RingTV". Ringtv.craveonline.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2012-08-13.

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Sporting positions
World boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Érik Morales
WBC featherweight champion
Interim title

August 20, 2005 – June 29, 2006
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Óscar Larios
New title WBC super featherweight champion
Interim title

October 11, 2008 – December 20, 2008
Won full title
Vacant
Title next held by
Humberto Mauro Gutiérrez
Vacant
Title last held by
Manny Pacquiao
WBC super featherweight champion
December 20, 2008 – March 18, 2010
Vacated
Succeeded by
Vitali Tajbert
promoted from interim status
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Title last held by
Edwin Valero
WBC lightweight champion
March 13, 2010 – July 1, 2011
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