|Real name||Antonio de Marco Soto|
|Nickname(s)||Tony de Marco|
|Rated at||Super Featherweight
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Reach||71 in (180 cm)|
January 7, 1986 |
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
|Wins by KO||22|
Antonio de Marco Soto (born January 7, 1986 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico) is a Mexican professional boxer and the former WBC Lightweight Champion. Antonio is a cousin of three division world champion Humberto Soto.
DeMarco claimed an interim belt after he dominated Jose Alfaro for 10 rounds before a stoppage was called. Demarco won every round before dropping Alfaro three times in the 10th round. Demarco's unbeaten streak is 15-0-1 with 10 knockouts, including 12 consecutive wins, since losing a six-round, majority decision to Anthony Vasquez in February 2006. He lined himself to face the monster punching full WBC titlist, Edwin Valero.
DeMarco first chance of being world champion was unsuccessful after he was stopped by the late Edwin Valero of Venezuela to retain his WBC Lightweight belt. After absorbing 9 rounds of punishment, DeMarco's trainer advised the referee to stop the fight. DeMarco later stated, “I'm a Mexican fighter, I never wanted to quit but my trainer saw that Edwin was just a better fighter.” When the fight ended, Valero was eight points up on the scorecards of all three judges.
DeMarco rebounded with a second round tko victory over Daniel Attah. In his following fight, he defeated Reyes Sanchez by unanimous decision to win the WBC Silver Lightweight title.
WBC Lightweight title
On September 8, 2012, Demarco stepped into the ring to make his second world title defense against John Molina, Jr. In round 1 DeMarco landed his straight left hand onto Molina's face and sent Molina back. As DeMarco had Molina hurt and up against the ropes, the referee jumped in and called a stop to the bout, only 44 seconds into the fight.
Professional boxing record
|29 Wins (22 knockouts, 7 decisions), 3 Losses, 1 Draws|
|Win||29-3-1||Fidel Munoz||TKO||5 (10), 1:21||2013-08-10||Hipodromo Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|Loss||28-3-1||Adrien Broner||TKO||8 (12), 1:49||2012-11-17||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey||Lost WBC Lightweight title.|
|Win||28-2-1||John Molina, Jr.||KO||1 (12)||2012-09-08||Oracle Arena, Oakland, California||Retained WBC Lightweight World Title.|
|Win||27-2-1||Miguel Roman||KO||5 (12)||2012-03-17||Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico||Retained WBC Lightweight World Title.|
|Win||26-2-1||Jorge Linares||TKO||11 (12)||2011-10-15||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California||Won vacant WBC Lightweight World Title.|
|Win||25-2-1||Reyes Sanchez||UD||12||2011-02-26||Heartland Events Center, Grand Island, Nebraska||WBC Lightweight Title Eliminator.|
|Win||24-2-1||Daniel Attah||TKO||2 (10)||2010-07-17||Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, California||WBC Lightweight Title Eliminator.|
|Loss||23-2-1||Edwin Valero||RTD||9 (12)||2010-02-06||Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico||WBC Lightweight World Title on the line.|
|Win||23-1-1||Jose Alfaro||TKO||10 (12)||2009-10-31||Treasure Island Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won interim WBC Lightweight Title.|
|Win||22-1-1||Anges Adjaho||KO||9 (12)||2009-07-11||BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida||WBC Lightweight Title Eliminator.|
|Win||21-1-1||Almazbek Raiymkulov||RTD||9 (12)||2009-02-07||Honda Center, Anaheim, California||Won vacant WBO NABO Lightweight Title.|
|Win||20-1-1||Jose Reyes||SD||10||2008-09-05||Buffalo Bill's Star Arena, Primm, Nevada|
|Win||19-1-1||Juan Castaneda Jr||TKO||5 (8)||2008-05-02||Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California|
|Win||18-1-1||Juan Carlos Martinez||UD||8||2008-03-01||Home Depot Center, Carson, California|
|Win||17-1-1||Arthur Brambila||TKO||2 (8)||2007-11-30||Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California|
|Win||16-1-1||Nick Casal||UD||10||2007-09-07||Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California|
|Win||15-1-1||Roberto Valenzuela||TKO||1 (8)||2007-07-28||Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington|
|Win||14-1-1||Jose Rivera||DQ||2 (4)||2007-07-06||Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Win||13-1-1||Yahir Aguiar||TKO||3 (6)||2007-06-01||Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California|
|Win||12-1-1||Raymundo Gonzalez||TKO||2 (6)||2007-03-03||Home Depot Center, Carson, California|
|Draw||11-1-1||Curtis Meeks||MD||6||2006-10-06||Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California|
|Win||11-1||Anthony Ivy||TKO||2 (6)||2006-07-29||Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California|
|Win||10-1||Ricardo Valencia||TKO||4 (6)||2006-06-02||Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California|
|Win||9-1||Hector Rivera||UD||4||2006-05-25||Blancas Bazaar, Imperial Beach, California|
|Loss||8-1||Anthony Vasquez||MD||6||2006-02-04||Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas|
|Win||8-0||Carlos Mota||TKO||2 (4)||2006-01-13||4th and B, San Diego, California|
|Win||7-0||Joseph Tyrone Davis||TKO||3 (4)||2005-11-18||Athletic Center, New Haven, Connecticut|
|Win||6-0||Ricky Alexander||TKO||2 (4)||2005-11-05||Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada|
|Win||5-0||Abel Hernandez||UD||4||2005-10-21||Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California|
|Win||4-0||Valente Rojas||KO||2 (4)||2005-08-08||Palenque del Hipodromo, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|Win||3-0||Crisanto Fernandez||TKO||2 (?)||2004-11-15||Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|Win||2-0||Alejandro Rivera||TKO||1 (?)||2004-07-19||Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|Win||1-0||Antonio Valencia||TKO||2 (4)||2004-06-21||Discoteca Baby Rock, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico||Antonio's professional debut.|
- Christ, Scott. (2011-08-31) Antonio DeMarco dominates Jose Alfaro, stops him in 10. Bad Left Hook. Retrieved on 2009-08-05.
- Rafael, Dan. (2010-02-07) BValero stops DeMarco in ninth round. ESPN. Retrieved on 2011-08-05.
- "Antonio DeMarco Professional boxing record". BoxRec.com.
Title last held byJoel Casamayor
|WBC Lightweight Interim Champion
October 31, 2009 – February 6, 2010
Lost bid for undisputed WBC title
Title next held byOmar Figueroa
Title last held byHumberto Soto
|WBC Lightweight Champion
October 15, 2011 – November 17, 2012