Humberto Soto

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This article is about the Mexican lightweight boxer. For the Mexican heavyweight boxer, see Humberto Soto (heavyweight boxer).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Soto and the second or maternal family name is Ochoa.
Humberto Soto
Statistics
Real name Armando Humberto Soto Ochoa
Nickname(s) La Zorrita (The Fox)
Rated at Welterweight
Light Welterweight
Lightweight
Super Featherweight
Featherweight
Super Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m)
Reach 71 in (181 cm)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1980-05-11) May 11, 1980 (age 34)
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 73
Wins 62
Wins by KO 35
Losses 8
Draws 2
No contests 1

Armando Humberto Soto Ochoa (born May 11, 1980 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico) is a Mexican professional boxer in the Welterweight division.[1] He is a former WBC Interim Featherweight, WBC Super Featherweight, and WBC Lightweight champion.

Pro career[edit]

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.

Featherweight[edit]

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. Guzman[edit]

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 Featherweight[edit]

Soto vs. Lorenzo[edit]

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 deducted 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 deducted 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.

Lightweight[edit]

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 Lightweight[edit]

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. Matthysse[edit]

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 record[edit]

62 Wins (35 knockouts), 8 Losses, 2 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 62-8-2
1 NC
Mexico Mahonri Montes UD 12 2013-09-28 Mexico Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico Retained WBC International Silver Light Welterweight title.
Win 61-8-2
1 NC
Japan Hiroshi Nakamori TKO 9 (12), 2:29 2013-06-08 Mexico Monumental Villa Charra Carlos Bowser Gonzalez, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico Retained WBC International Silver Light Welterweight title.
Win 60-8-2
1 NC
Mexico Silverio Ortiz UD 12 2013-02-09 Mexico Arena ITSON, Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico Retained WBF Welterweight title.
Won vacant WBC International Silver Light Welterweight title.
Win 59-8-2
1 NC
Mexico Jose Lopez UD 12 2012-11-10 Mexico Estadio Morelos, Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico Won WBF Welterweight title.
Loss 58-8-2
1 NC
Argentina Lucas Matthysse RTD 5 (10), 3:00 2012-06-23 California Staples Center, Los Angeles, California For WBC Continetal Americas Light Welterweight title.
Win 58-7-2
1 NC
Brazil Claudinei Lacerda UD 10 2012-04-07 Mexico Oasis Hotel Complex, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Win 57-7-2
1 NC
Brazil Adailton De Jesus KO 4 (10), 0:26 2011-11-26 Mexico Campo Futbol Colosio, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Win 56-7-2
1 NC
Nicaragua Jose Alfaro TKO 2 (10), 1:00 2011-09-03 Mexico Estadio Centenario, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Win 55-7-2
1 NC
Japan Motoki Sasaki TD 11 (12), 1:18 2011-06-25 Mexico Parque Andrés Quintana Roo, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico Retained WBC Lightweight world title.
Win 54-7-2
1 NC
Colombia Fidel Muñoz UD 10 2011-03-05 Mexico Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
Win 53-7-2
1 NC
United States Urbano Antillon UD 12 2010-12-04 California Honda Center, Anaheim, California Retained WBC Lightweight world title.
Win 52-7-2
1 NC
Colombia Fidel Muñoz UD 12 2010-09-18 Mexico Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico Retained WBC Lightweight world title.
Win 51-7-2
1 NC
Mexico Ricardo Dominguez UD 12 2010-05-15 Mexico Estadio Centenario, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico Retained WBC Lightweight world title.
Win 50-7-2
1 NC
United States David Díaz UD 12 2010-03-13 Texas Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas Won vacant WBC Lightweight world title.
Win 49-7-2
1 NC
Mexico Jesús Chávez UD 10 2009-12-19 Mexico Arena Itson, Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico
Win 48-7-2
1 NC
Colombia Aristides Perez TKO 2 (12), 1:21 2009-09-15 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico Retained WBC Super Featherweight world title.
Win 47-7-2
1 NC
Canada Benoit Gaudet TKO 9 (12), 2:25 2009-05-02 Nevada MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC Super Featherweight world title.
Win 46-7-2
1 NC
United States Antonio Davis TKO 4 (10), 2:38 2009-03-28 MexicoP laza de Toros, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico Retained WBC Super Featherweight world title.
Win 45-7-2
1 NC
Dominican Republic Francisco Lorenzo UD 12 2008-12-20 Mexico Parque Andrés, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico Won WBC Super Featherweight world title.
Win 44-7-2
1 NC
Mexico Gamaliel Díaz RTD 11 (10), 0:10 2008-10-11 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico Won interim WBC Super Featherweight world title.
Loss 43-7-2
1 NC
Dominican Republic Francisco Lorenzo DQ 4 (10), 2:43 2008-06-28 Nevada Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Interim WBC Super Featherweight world title on the line.
Win 43-6-2
1 NC
Mexico Carlos Urias TKO 5 (0:32) 2008-03-14 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Loss 42-6-2
1 NC
Dominican Republic Joan Guzman UD 12 2007-11-17 New Jersey Borgata Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey For WBO Super Featherweight world title.
Win 42-5-2
1 NC
Mexico Ismael González TKO 3 (10), 0:25 2007-09-14 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Win 41-5-2
1 NC
Philippines Bobby Pacquiao KO 7 (10), 1:48 2007-06-09 New York Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Win 40-5-2
1 NC
Ecuador Humberto Toledo TKO 3 (10), 1:50 2007-02-22 West Virginia Mountaineer Resort, Chester, West Virginia
Win 39-5-2
1 NC
Mexico Ivan Valle TKO 4 (12), 0:48 2006-08-12 Nevada Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada WBC Super Featherweight title eliminator.
Win 38-5-2
1 NC
Colombia Oscar León TKO 9 (10), 0:07 2006-02-17 Mexico Estadio Emilo Ibarra, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico Retained interim WBC Super Featherweight world title.
Win 37-5-2
1 NC
Mexico Ulises Duarte KO 1 (10), 2:20 2005-10-13 Mexico Villa Cahita, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Win 36-5-2
1 NC
United States Rocky Juarez UD 12 2005-08-20 Illinois Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois Won interim WBC Featherweight world title.
Win 35-5-2
1 NC
Mexico Ismael González TKO 10 (10), 1:23 2004-12-10 Mexico El Foro, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
NC 34-5-2
1 NC
Mexico Jorge Solís NC 3 (10), 3:00 2004-09-17 Nevada Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Solis was knocked to the canvas for Soto in the 3rd round but the fight was stopped later in the round after Solis was cut due to a headbutt.
Win 35-5-2 Mexico Gerardo Zayas TKO 6 (?), 1:41 2004-07-12 Mexico Salon Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Win 34-5-2 Colombia Wilson Alcorro TKO 6 (?), 1:23 2004-05-28 Ohio Congress Theatre, Chicago, Illinois
Win 33-5-2 Mexico Manny Rivero TKO 2 (?), 2:45 2004-04-30 New Mexico Isleta Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Win 32-5-2 Mexico Oscar Galindo TKO 3 (?), 0:28 2004-02-16 Mexico Salon Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Win 31-5-2 United States James Baker UD 10 2003-12-12 Nevada Edgewater Casino, Laughlin, Nevada
Win 30-5-2 Mexico Luís Fuente UD 10 2003-09-12 Nevada Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 29-5-2 Mexico Hector Mancina UD 10 2003-08-15 Mexico Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Win 28-5-2 Panama Armando Cordoba UD 10 2003-06-27 Nevada Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 27-5-2 Mexico Abel Sepulveda TKO 4 (?), 0:12 2003-06-06 Nevada Auditorio Municipal, Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico
Win 26-5-2 Mexico César Figueroa TKO 7 (10), 2:36 2003-02-28 Nevada Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 25-5-2 Mexico Emidgio Gastelum TKO 12 (12), 1:49 2002-11-22 Nevada Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Won WBC FECARBOX Lightweight title.
Win 24-5-2 Mexico Juan Ruiz KO 4 (?), 0:22 2002-11-15 Mexico Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Loss 23-5-2 United States Kevin Kelley MD 12 2002-07-13 Nevada The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada For NABA Super Featherweight title.
Win 23-4-2 Mexico Ricardo Martínez TKO 9 (?), 0:22 2002-06-14 Mexico Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Win 22-4-2 Mexico Marco Angel Pérez TKO 3 (8), 1:16 2002-05-17 Nevada Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 21-4-2 United States Mark Burse MD 10 2002-04-26 California Palm Springs, California
Win 20-4-2 Mexico Cristin Rojas TKO 1 (?), 0:21 2002-03-15 Mexico Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Win 19-4-2 Mexico Sergio Sanchez UD 10 2001-12-15 Mexico Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Win 18-4-2 Mexico Francisco Reyna KO 1 (?), 0:49 2001-11-24 Mexico Plaza De Toros, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Win 17-4-2 Mexico Hector Guzman TKO 5 (10), 0:33 2001-09-28 Mexico Gimnasio Oscar García, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Win 16-4-2 Mexico Jesus Escalante TKO 5 (12), 0:51 2001-08-17 Mexico Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico Won WBA Fedecentro Super Bantamweight title.
Win 15-4-2 Mexico Enrique Colin KO 2 (12), 2:48 2001-03-31 Mexico Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico Won WBC Youth World Super Featherweight title.

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Vacant
Title last held by
Erik Morales
WBC Featherweight Interim Champion
August 20, 2005 – June 29, 2006
Vacated
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Title next held by
Jorge Linares
New title WBC Super Featherweight Interim Champion
October 11, 2008 – December 20, 2008
Unified
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Title next held by
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WBC Super Featherweight Champion
December 20, 2008 – March 18, 2010
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Interim Champion promoted
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WBC Lightweight Champion
March 13, 2010 – July 1, 2011
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