|César Soto Esquivel|
|Real name||César Soto Esquivel|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (171 cm)|
|Reach||68 in (174 cm)|
September 17, 1971|
Lerdo, Durango, Mexico
|Wins by KO||43|
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 continued his career despite losing more than he won, until finally retiring in 2011 with a record of 63-24-3 with 43 KOs.
- List of Mexican boxing world champions
- List of WBC world champions
- List of featherweight boxing champions
| WBC Featherweight Champion
15 May 1999– 22 Oct 1999
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