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
Statistics
Real name Antonio de Marco Soto
Rated at
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach 71 in (180 cm)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1986-01-07) January 7, 1986 (age 31)
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 39
Wins 32
Wins by KO 23
Losses 6
Draws 1

Antonio de Marco Soto (born January 7, 1986), best known as Antonio "Tony" DeMarco, is a Mexican professional boxer who held the WBC lightweight title from 2011 to 2012. He is a cousin of former two-weight world champion Humberto Soto.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Lightweight[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 up to face the monster-punching full WBC titlist, Edwin Valero.[2]

DeMarco's first chance at 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.[3][4]

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 champion[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.

Light 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 Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri on HBO PPV.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
39 fights 32 wins 6 losses
By knockout 23 2
By decision 8 4
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
39 Win 32–6–1 Mexico Luis Solis UD 10 Feb 11, 2017 Mexico Gimnasio Municipal Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Tecate, Mexico
38 Loss 31–6–1 United States Omar Figueroa Jr. UD 12 Dec 12, 2015 United States AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
37 Loss 31–5–1 Cuba Rances Barthelemy UD 10 Jun 20, 2015 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
36 Loss 31–4–1 United States Jessie Vargas UD 12 Nov 22, 2014 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR For WBA (Regular) super lightweight title
35 Win 31–3–1 United States Lanardo Tyner UD 10 Aug 23, 2014 Mexico Campos Deportivos de la Casa Social Cerveceria, Tecate, Mexico
34 Win 30–3–1 Mexico Jesus Gurrola TKO 2 (10), 2:58 Jan 11, 2014 Mexico Hipódromo de Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Mexico
33 Win 29–3–1 Colombia Fidel Muñoz TKO 5 (10), 1:21 Aug 10, 2013 Mexico Hipódromo de Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Mexico
32 Loss 28–3–1 United States Adrien Broner TKO 8 (12), 1:49 Nov 17, 2012 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Lost WBC lightweight title
31 Win 28–2–1 United States John Molina Jr. TKO 1 (12), 0:44 Sep 8, 2012 United States Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, U.S. Retained WBC lightweight title
30 Win 27–2–1 Mexico Miguel Roman KO 5 (12), 2:59 Mar 17, 2012 Mexico Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico Retained WBC lightweight title
29 Win 26–2–1 Venezuela Jorge Linares TKO 11 (12), 2:32 Oct 15, 2011 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Won vacant WBC lightweight title
28 Win 25–2–1 Mexico Reyes Sanchez UD 12 Feb 26, 2011 United States Eihusen Arena, Grand Island, Nebraska, U.S. Won WBC Silver lightweight title
27 Win 24–2–1 Nigeria Daniel Attah TKO 2 (10), 2:30 Jul 17, 2010 United States Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
26 Loss 23–2–1 Venezuela Edwin Valero RTD 9 (12), 3:00 Feb 6, 2010 Mexico Monterrey Arena, Monterrey, Mexico For WBC lightweight title
25 Win 23–1–1 Nicaragua José Alfaro TKO 10 (12), 2:07 Oct 31, 2009 United States Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant WBC interim lightweight title
24 Win 22–1–1 Benin Anges Adjaho KO 9 (12) Jul 11, 2009 United States BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida, U.S.
23 Win 21–1–1 Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Raiymkulov RTD 9 (12), 3:00 Feb 7, 2009 United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S. Won vacant WBONABO lightweight title
22 Win 20–1–1 Puerto Rico Jose Reyes SD 10 Sep 5, 2008 United States Star of the Desert Arena, Primm, Nevada, U.S.
21 Win 19–1–1 Mexico Juan Castaneda Jr. TKO 5 (8), 0:42 May 2, 2008 United States Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, U.S.
20 Win 18–1–1 Mexico Juan Carlos Martinez UD 8 Mar 1, 2008 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S.
19 Win 17–1–1 Mexico Arthur Brambila TKO 2 (8), 2:24 Nov 30, 2007 United States Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, U.S.
18 Win 16–1–1 United States Nick Casal UD 10 Sep 7, 2007 United States Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, U.S.
17 Win 15–1–1 Mexico Roberto Valenzuela TKO 1 (8), 1:12 Jul 28, 2007 United States Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
16 Win 14–1–1 Mexico Jose Rivera DQ 2 (4), 1:06 Jul 6, 2007 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico
15 Win 13–1–1 Mexico Yahir Aguiar TKO 3 (6), 1:01 Jun 1, 2007 United States Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, U.S.
14 Win 12–1–1 Mexico Raymundo Gonzalez TKO 2 (6) Mar 3, 2007 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S.
13 Draw 11–1–1 United States Curtis Meeks MD 6 Oct 6, 2006 United States Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, U.S.
12 Win 11–1 United States Anthony Ivy TKO 2 (6), 1:43 Jul 29, 2006 United States Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, U.S.
11 Win 10–1 Mexico Ricardo Valencia TKO 4 (6), 2:03 Jun 2, 2006 United States Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, U.S.
10 Win 9–1 Mexico Hector Rivera UD 4 May 25, 2006 United States Blancas Bazaar, Imperial Beach, California, U.S.
9 Loss 8–1 United States Anthony Vasquez MD 6 Feb 4, 2006 United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 Mexico Carlos Mota TKO 2 (4), 1:10 Jan 13, 2006 United States 4th & B, San Diego, California, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 United States Joseph Tyrone Davis TKO 3 (4), 2:54 Nov 18, 2005 United States Athletic Center, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Ricky Alexander TKO 2 (4), 1:07 Nov 5, 2005 United States Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 United States Abel Hernandez UD 4 Oct 21, 2005 United States Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Mexico Valente Rojas KO 2 (4), 2:19 Aug 8, 2005 Mexico Palenque del Hipódromo de Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Mexico
3 Win 3–0 Mexico Crisanto Fernandez TKO 2 Nov 15, 2004 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico
2 Win 2–0 Mexico Alejandro Rivera TKO 1 Jul 19, 2004 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico
1 Win 1–0 Mexico Antonio Valencia TKO 2 (4) Jun 21, 2004 Mexico Discoteca Baby Rock, Tijuana, Mexico Professional debut

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wainwright, Anson (2011). "Antonio DeMarco: "Anyone who is willing to fight me, I will accept."". Max Boxing. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Christ, Scott. (2011-08-31) Antonio DeMarco dominates Jose Alfaro, stops him in 10. Bad Left Hook. Retrieved on 2009-08-05.
  3. ^ http://ringtv.craveonline.com/blog/122905-valero-stops-demarco-looks-to-bigger-and-better-challenges-
  4. ^ Rafael, Dan. (2010-02-07) BValero stops DeMarco in ninth round. ESPN. Retrieved on 2011-08-05.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Jorge Teron
WBONABO lightweight champion
February 7, 2009 – July 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Martin Honorio
Vacant
Title last held by
Reyes Sanches
WBC Silver lightweight champion
February 26, 2011 – October 15, 2011
Won world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Alejandro Sanabria
World boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Joel Casamayor
WBC lightweight champion
Interim title

October 31, 2009 – February 6, 2010
Lost bid for full title
Vacant
Title next held by
Omar Figueroa
Vacant
Title last held by
Humberto Soto
WBC lightweight champion
October 15, 2011 – November 17, 2012
Succeeded by
Adrien Broner