César Soto

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César Soto Esquivel
Real name César Soto Esquivel
Nickname(s) La Cobrita
Weight(s) Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 7 in (171 cm)
Reach 68 in (174 cm)
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born (1971-09-17) September 17, 1971 (age 46)
Lerdo, Durango, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 90
Wins 63
Wins by KO 43
Losses 24
Draws 3

César Soto Esquivel (born September 17, 1971) is a retired Mexican professional boxer and is a former WBC featherweight champion.

Professional career[edit]

Soto got his first world title shot in September 1991 against WBO bantamweight title holder Duke McKenzie in London, losing a unanimous decision.

In July 1993, César knocked out future lightweight champion, José Luis Castillo in two one-sided rounds, becoming the first man to defeat him.

Soto's second title shot was against WBC featherweight title holder Luisito Espinosa in July 1996, which was another unanimous decision loss for Soto.

In May 1999, Soto got another title shot against Espinosa at the Equestrian Center, El Paso, Texas, this time winning a controversial unanimous decision.

Soto lost the WBC title in his first defense in a unification bout with Lineal/WBO champion Naseem Hamed via a unanimous decision at the Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan in October 1999.

Soto continued his career despite losing more than he won, until finally retiring in 2011 with a record of 63-24-3 with 43 KOs.

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Preceded by
Luisito Espinosa
WBC Featherweight Champion
15 May 1999– 22 Oct 1999
Succeeded by
Naseem Hamed