Antonio DeMarco

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is de Marco and the second or maternal family name is Soto.
Antonio DeMarco
Real name Antonio de Marco Soto
Nickname(s) Tony de Marco
Rated at Super Featherweight
Light Welterweight
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Reach 71 in (180 cm)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1986-01-07) January 7, 1986 (age 28)
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 36
Wins 31
Wins by KO 23
Losses 4
Draws 1

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.

Professional career[edit]


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.[1]

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.[2][3]

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[edit]

On October 15, 2011, DeMarco stopped former two division champion Jorge Linares in the 11th round to claim the vacant 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.

Junior Welterweight[edit]

DeMarco vs. Vargas[edit]

On November 22, 2014, Antonio DeMarco attempted to win his third world title in the junior welterweight division. DeMarco faced former olympian and current (Regular) WBA Junior Welterweight Champion Jesse Vargas. This fight took place at The Venetian Macao in Macau, SAR on the undercard of Pacquiao vs. Algieri on HBO PPV.

Professional boxing record[edit]

31 Wins (23 knockouts, 8 decisions), 4 Losses, 1 Draws[4]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 31-4-1 United States Jesse Vargas UD (12) 2014-11-22 China The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR For WBA Light Welterweight title.
Win 31-3-1 United States Lanardo Tyner UD (10) 2014-08-23 Mexico Campos Deportivos de la Casa Social Cerveceria Tecate, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico
Win 30-3-1 Mexico Jesus Gurrola TKO 2 (10), 2:58 2014-01-11 Mexico Casino Hipodromo Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Win 29-3-1 Colombia Fidel Munoz TKO 5 (10), 1:21 2013-08-10 Mexico Hipodromo Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Loss 28-3-1 United States Adrien Broner TKO 8 (12), 1:49 2012-11-17 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey Lost WBC Lightweight title.
Win 28-2-1 United States John Molina, Jr. KO 1 (12) 2012-09-08 United States Oracle Arena, Oakland, California Retained WBC Lightweight World Title.
Win 27-2-1 Mexico Miguel Roman KO 5 (12) 2012-03-17 Mexico Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico Retained WBC Lightweight World Title.
Win 26-2-1 Venezuela Jorge Linares TKO 11 (12) 2011-10-15 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Won vacant WBC Lightweight World Title.
Win 25-2-1 Mexico Reyes Sanchez UD 12 2011-02-26 United States Heartland Events Center, Grand Island, Nebraska WBC Lightweight Title Eliminator.
Win 24-2-1 Nigeria Daniel Attah TKO 2 (10) 2010-07-17 United States Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, California WBC Lightweight Title Eliminator.
Loss 23-2-1 Venezuela Edwin Valero RTD 9 (12) 2010-02-06 Mexico Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico WBC Lightweight World Title on the line.
Win 23-1-1 Nicaragua Jose Alfaro TKO 10 (12) 2009-10-31 United States Treasure Island Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Won interim WBC Lightweight Title.
Win 22-1-1 Benin Anges Adjaho KO 9 (12) 2009-07-11 United States BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida WBC Lightweight Title Eliminator.
Win 21-1-1 Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Raiymkulov RTD 9 (12) 2009-02-07 United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California Won vacant WBO NABO Lightweight Title.
Win 20-1-1 Puerto Rico Jose Reyes SD 10 2008-09-05 United States Buffalo Bill's Star Arena, Primm, Nevada
Win 19-1-1 Mexico Juan Castaneda Jr TKO 5 (8) 2008-05-02 United States Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California
Win 18-1-1 Mexico Juan Carlos Martinez UD 8 2008-03-01 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Win 17-1-1 Mexico Arthur Brambila TKO 2 (8) 2007-11-30 United States Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California
Win 16-1-1 United States Nick Casal UD 10 2007-09-07 United States Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California
Win 15-1-1 Mexico Roberto Valenzuela TKO 1 (8) 2007-07-28 United States Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington
Win 14-1-1 Mexico Jose Rivera DQ 2 (4) 2007-07-06 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Win 13-1-1 Mexico Yahir Aguiar TKO 3 (6) 2007-06-01 United States Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California
Win 12-1-1 Mexico Raymundo Gonzalez TKO 2 (6) 2007-03-03 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Draw 11-1-1 United States Curtis Meeks MD 6 2006-10-06 United States Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California
Win 11-1 United States Anthony Ivy TKO 2 (6) 2006-07-29 United States Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California
Win 10-1 Mexico Ricardo Valencia TKO 4 (6) 2006-06-02 United States Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California
Win 9-1 Mexico Hector Rivera UD 4 2006-05-25 United States Blancas Bazaar, Imperial Beach, California
Loss 8-1 United States Anthony Vasquez MD 6 2006-02-04 United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas
Win 8-0 Mexico Carlos Mota TKO 2 (4) 2006-01-13 United States 4th and B, San Diego, California
Win 7-0 United States Joseph Tyrone Davis TKO 3 (4) 2005-11-18 United States Athletic Center, New Haven, Connecticut
Win 6-0 United States Ricky Alexander TKO 2 (4) 2005-11-05 United States Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada
Win 5-0 United States Abel Hernandez UD 4 2005-10-21 United States Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California
Win 4-0 Mexico Valente Rojas KO 2 (4) 2005-08-08 Mexico Palenque del Hipodromo, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Win 3-0 Mexico Crisanto Fernandez TKO 2 (?) 2004-11-15 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Win 2-0 Mexico Alejandro Rivera TKO 1 (?) 2004-07-19 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Win 1-0 Mexico Antonio Valencia TKO 2 (4) 2004-06-21 Mexico Discoteca Baby Rock, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico Antonio's professional debut.


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Title last held by
Joel Casamayor
WBC Lightweight Interim Champion
October 31, 2009 – February 6, 2010
Lost bid for undisputed WBC title
Title next held by
Omar Figueroa
Title last held by
Humberto Soto
WBC Lightweight Champion
October 15, 2011 – November 17, 2012
Succeeded by
Adrien Broner