Jesús Soto Karass
|Jesús Soto Karass|
|Real name||Jesús Soto Karass|
El Renuente"The Reluctant"
|Rated at||Light Middleweight
|Height||5 ft 11 in (182 cm)|
|Reach||74 in (189 cm)|
October 15, 1982 |
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
|Wins by KO||18|
Jesús Soto Karass (born October 15, 1982 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico) is a Mexican boxer in the Welterweight division. He is the former WBC Continental Americas and the NABF Welterweight Champion. Jesús is the younger brother of boxer José Luis Soto Karass.
Soto Karass holds wins over Michel Rosales, Saúl Román, Carson Jones, Vince Phillips, and David Estrada. He is signed to Bob Arum's Top Rank. His fight with Gabriel Martínez was ruled a No Contest after an unintentional headbutt.
Soto Karass vs. Jones I&II
Jesús lost to Mike Jones on the undercard of Margarito vs. Pacquiao in Dallas on November 13, 2010. This fight was a huge controversy after the fight when the decision was ruled in favor of Mike Jones after a hard fought battle which saw Mike Jones become exhausted after the second round due to an attempt at finishing the fight. A rematch for this fight happened on February 19, 2011, with Karass losing a convincing fight holding his side.
After a four fight losing streak capped by a 5th round TKO by Gabriel Rosado Karass came back on May 26, 2012 and won a split decision against Said El Harrak. He followed this up with a 5th round TKO of fellow contender Euri Gonzalez.
Karass vs Maidana
On September 15th 2012, Karass was matched against Marcos Maidana, a former contender at 140 who was looking to mend his career after a shutout loss to Devon Alexander in his welterweight debut. Karass started off the bout strongly, as Maidana's much vaunted power appeared to have minimal effect on the far larger former junior middleweight contender. Despite his initial success, eventually one of Maidana's shots landed true and dropped Karass hard. The referee stopped the bout so as to prevent a visibly hurt Karass from taking more punishment.
Karass vs. Berto
Following his grueling loss to Maidana, Karass achieved a win over former Turkish contender Selcuk Aydin. This would set up his biggest fight to date, a match against Andre Berto, a former WBC welterweight champion who had lost two of his last three bouts. The bout was extremely competitive and close, with both fighters having moments throughout the fight. Berto would eventually drop Karass in round eleven, before in a shocking turn of events, Karass would land a beautiful left hook right on Berto's temple. Berto was unable to recover and the referee called off the match, giving Karass his signature win.
Karass vs. Thurman
High off his win over Berto, Karass faced off against hard hitting Keith Thurman, a rising contender. Thurman completely dominated the fight, mercilessly battering Karass around the ring, including dropping him in the fifth round. By the ninth, the referee had seen enough and stopped a bruised and beaten Karass from absorbing any more punishment.
Karass vs. Alexander
On June 21st 2014, Karass was paired against Devon Alexander, a former junior welterweight and welterweight champion who had just lost his IBF welterweight title to Akron native Shawn Porter. The bout was an entertaining one, with Alexander keeping his distance while Karass made adjustments and picked up the pace as the rounds went on. Karass would ultimately lose by wide decision, scores that many felt were not representative of the fight.
|28 Wins (18 Knockouts, 10 Decisions), 10 Losses, 3 Draws, 1 No Contest|
|Loss||28-10-3||Devon Alexander||UD||10||2014-06-21||StubHub Center, Carson, California|
|Loss||28-9-3||Keith Thurman||TKO||9 (12)||2013-12-14||AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas||For Interim WBA Welterweight title.|
|Win||28-8-3||Andre Berto||TKO||12 (12)||2013-07-27||AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas||Won vacant NABF Welterweight title.|
|Win||27-8-3||Selçuk Aydın||MD||10||2013-01-26||Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Loss||26-8-3||Marcos Maidana||TKO||8 (12)||2012-09-15||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||For vacant WBA Inter-Continental Welterweight title.|
|Win||26-7-3||Euri González||TKO||5 (10)||2012-07-07||OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, California|
|Win||25-7-3||Said El Harrak||SD||10||2012-05-26||Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona|
|Loss||24-7-3||Gabriel Rosado||TKO||5 (10)||2012-01-21||Asylum Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Loss||24-6-3||Mike Jones||UD||12||2011-02-19||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||For NABA, WBO NABO & WBC Continental Americas Welterweight titles.|
|Loss||24-5-3||Mike Jones||MD||10||2010-11-13||Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas||For NABA, WBO NABO & WBC Continental Americas Welterweight titles.|
|NC||24-5-3||Gabriel Martinez||NC||2 (10)||2010-05-29||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, Texas|
|Loss||24-4-3||Alfonso Gomez||TD||6 (10)||2009-11-14||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||For vacant WBC Continental Americas Welterweight title.|
|Win||24-3-3||Edvan Dos Santos Barros||UD||10||2009-08-29||Quick Trip Ballpark, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA|
|Win||23-3-3||Carson Jones||UD||10||2009-02-06||Maywood Activity Center, Maywood, California, USA|
|Win||22-3-3||Hicklet Lau||TKO||2 (10)||2008-11-28||Santa Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA|
|Win||21-3-3||David Estrada||TKO||8 (12)||2008-07-25||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||Won vacant NABF Welterweight title.|
|Win||20-3-3||Chris Smith||UD||10||2008-04-11||Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA||Retained WBC Continental Americas Welterweight title.|
|Win||19-3-3||Germaine Sanders||UD||10||2008-01-18||Jacob Brown Auditorium, Brownsville, Texas, USA|
|Win||18-3-3||Juan Manuel Buendia||UD||10||2007-11-15||Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Win||17-3-3||Jose Antonio Ojeda||TKO||3 (10)||2007-08-17||El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USA||Retained WBC Continental Americas Welterweight title.|
|Draw||16-3-3||Gilbert Venegas||SD||12||2007-05-25||Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA||Retained WBC Continental Americas Welterweight title.|
|Win||16-3-2||Luciano Perez||RTD||7 (12)||2006-12-15||Grand Plaza Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA||Retained WBC Continental Americas Welterweight title.|
|Win||15-3-2||Michel Rosales||TKO||11 (12)||2006-10-20||Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USA||Retained WBC Continental Americas Welterweight title.|
|Win||14-3-2||Vince Phillips||RTD||9 (12)||2006-06-02||Envy Night Club, Tucson, Arizona, USA||Won WBC Continental Americas Welterweight title.|
|Win||13-3-2||Fernando Mena||UD||8||2006-02-18||The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Win||12-3-2||Juan Yoani Cervantes||UD||6||2005-12-10||Activity Center, Maywood, California, USA|
|Draw||11-3-2||Manuel Gomez||MD||10||2005-05-06||Fort McDowell Casino, Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA|
|Loss||11-3-1||Yuri Foreman||UD||8||2005-02-24||Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York, USA|
|Loss||11-2-1||Freddy Hernandez||UD||10||2004-07-13||Playboy Mansion, Beverly Hills, California, USA|
|Loss||11-1-1||Nurhan Suleymanoglu||UD||12||2004-01-15||Arena Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA||For vacant WBA Fedecentro Light Middleweight title.|
|Win||11-0-1||Oscar Delgado||TKO||7 (8)||2003-07-17||Grand Arena, City of Industry, California, USA|
|Win||10-0-1||Jaime Morales||UD||8||2003-05-05||Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA|
|Draw||9-0-1||Cristian Solano||MD||10||2003-01-18||Estadio Emilo Ibarra Almada, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Win||9-0||Marco Antonio Garcia||TKO||6 (6)||2002-07-19||Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Win||8-0||Saul Roman||KO||1 (6)||2002-04-20||Salon Astroleon, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Win||7-0||Eric Rodriguez||TKO||6 (6)||2002-02-22||Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Win||6-0||Macial Higuera||KO||1 (6)||2001-12-21||Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Win||5-0||Francisco Martinez||TKO||1 (6)||2001-12-07||Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Win||4-0||Jose Orozco||TKO||4 (4)||2001-11-03||Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Win||3-0||Joel Gonzalez||TKO||1 (4)||2001-09-14||Forum del Mayo, Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico|
|Win||2-0||Raymundo Verdugo||TKO||1 (4)||2001-08-01||Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Win||1-0||Edgar Inzunza||TKO||1 (4)||2001-06-29||Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico||Professional Debut.|
|Awards and achievements|
Title last held byVince Phillips
|WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Champion
June 2, 2006 – December 20, 2008
Title next held byOrlando Lora
Title last held byAndre Berto
|NABF Welterweight Champion
July 25, 2008 – January 17, 2009