Humberto Soto

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Humberto Soto
Statistics
Real name Armando Humberto Soto Ochoa
Nickname(s)
  • La Zorrita
  • The Crafty Little Fox
Weight(s)
Height 5 ft 7 12 in (171 cm)
Reach 69 in (175 cm)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1980-05-11) May 11, 1980 (age 37)
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 78
Wins 66
Wins by KO 36
Losses 9
Draws 2
No contests 1

Armando Humberto Soto Ochoa (born May 11, 1980), best known as Humberto Soto, is a Mexican professional boxer. A veteran of the sport for nearly 20 years, he is a former two-weight world champion, having held the WBC super featherweight title from 2008 to 2009, and the WBC lightweight title from 2010 to 2011. Additionally, he held the WBC interim featherweight title from 2005 to 2006.

Professional 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.[1][2][3] 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."[4]

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 docked 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 docked 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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

Super Lightweight[edit]

In July 2011 Soto relinquished his WBC Lightweight Title in anticipation of competing in the junior welterweight division.[9]

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.[10]

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 boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
78 fights 66 wins 9 losses
By knockout 36 2
By decision 30 6
By disqualification 0 1
Draws 2
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
78 Win 66–9–2 (1) Mexico Daniel Ruiz TKO 2 (10), 2:08 Oct 1, 2016 Mexico Gimnasio Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico
77 Loss 65–9–2 (1) Mexico Antonio Orozco UD 10 Oct 3, 2015 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.
76 Win 65–8–2 (1) United States John Molina Jr. UD 10 Sep 13, 2014 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant WBO–NABO light welterweight title
75 Win 64–8–2 (1) Colombia Wilfrido Buelvas UD 12 Jun 14, 2014 Mexico Explanada Municipal, Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico Retained WBC Silver International light welterweight title
74 Win 63–8–2 (1) Dominican Republic Juan Carlos Abreu UD 10 Mar 22, 2014 Mexico Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico
73 Win 62–8–2 (1) Mexico Mahonri Montes UD 12 Sep 28, 2013 Mexico Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico Retained WBC Silver International light welterweight title
72 Win 61–8–2 (1) Japan Hiroshi Nakamori TKO 9 (12), 2:29 Jun 8, 2013 Mexico Monumental Villa Charra "Carlos Bowser González", Tijuana, Mexico Retained WBC Silver International light welterweight title
71 Win 60–8–2 (1) Mexico Silverio Ortiz UD 12 Feb 9, 2013 Mexico Arena ITSON, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico Retained WBF (Federation) welterweight title;
Won vacant WBC Silver International light welterweight title
70 Win 59–8–2 (1) Mexico Jose Lopez UD 12 Nov 10, 2012 Mexico Estadio Morelos, Morelia, Mexico Won WBF (Federation) welterweight title
69 Loss 58–8–2 (1) Argentina Lucas Matthysse RTD 5 (10), 3:00 Jun 23, 2012 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S. For vacant WBC Continental Americas light welterweight title
68 Win 58–7–2 (1) Brazil Claudinei Lacerda UD 10 Apr 7, 2012 Mexico Grand Oasis, Cancún, Mexico
67 Win 57–7–2 (1) Brazil Adailton de Jesus KO 4 (10), 0:26 Nov 26, 2011 Mexico Campo Futbol Colosio, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
66 Win 56–7–2 (1) Nicaragua José Alfaro TKO 2 (10), 1:00 Sep 3, 2011 Mexico Estadio Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico
65 Win 55–7–2 (1) Japan Motoki Sasaki TD 11 (12), 1:18 Jun 25, 2011 Mexico Parque Andrés Quintana Roo, Cozumel, Mexico Retained WBC lightweight title;
Unanimous TD after Soto could not continue from a slip
64 Win 54–7–2 (1) Colombia Fidel Muñoz UD 10 Mar 5, 2011 Mexico Palenque de Feria, Tepic, Mexico
63 Win 53–7–2 (1) United States Urbano Antillón UD 12 Dec 4, 2010 United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S. Retained WBC lightweight title
62 Win 52–7–2 (1) Colombia Fidel Muñoz UD 12 Sep 18, 2010 Mexico Estadio Banorte, Culiacán, Mexico Retained WBC lightweight title
61 Win 51–7–2 (1) Mexico Ricardo Dominguez UD 12 May 15, 2010 Mexico Estadio Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico Retained WBC lightweight title
60 Win 50–7–2 (1) United States David Díaz UD 12 Mar 13, 2010 United States Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, U.S. Won vacant WBC lightweight title
59 Win 49–7–2 (1) Mexico Jesús Chávez UD 10 Dec 19, 2009 Mexico Arena ITSON, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
58 Win 48–7–2 (1) Colombia Aristides Pérez TKO 2 (12), 1:21 Sep 15, 2009 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Cancún, Mexico Retained WBC super featherweight title
57 Win 47–7–2 (1) Canada Benoit Gaudet TKO 9 (12), 2:25 May 2, 2009 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC super featherweight title
56 Win 46–7–2 (1) United States Antonio Davis TKO 4 (12), 2:38 Mar 28, 2009 Mexico Bullring by the Sea, Tijuana, Mexico Retained WBC super featherweight title
55 Win 45–7–2 (1) Dominican Republic Francisco Lorenzo UD 12 Dec 20, 2008 Mexico Parque Andrés Quintana Roo, Cozumel, Mexico Won vacant WBC super featherweight title
54 Win 44–7–2 (1) Mexico Gamaliel Díaz RTD 11 (10), 0:10 Oct 11, 2008 Mexico Coliseo Centenario, Torreón, Mexico Won vacant WBC interim super featherweight title
53 Loss 43–7–2 (1) Dominican Republic Francisco Lorenzo DQ 4 (12), 2:43 Jun 28, 2008 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For vacant WBC interim super featherweight title;
Soto disqualified for hitting Lorenzo after a knockdown
52 Win 43–6–2 (1) Mexico Carlos Urias TKO 5 (10) Mar 14, 2008 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico
51 Loss 42–6–2 (1) Dominican Republic Joan Guzmán UD 12 Nov 17, 2007 United States Borgata, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. For WBO super featherweight title
50 Win 42–5–2 (1) Mexico Ismael González TKO 3 (10), 0:25 Sep 14, 2007 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico
49 Win 41–5–2 (1) Philippines Bobby Pacquiao KO 7 (10), 1:48 Jun 9, 2007 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
48 Win 40–5–2 (1) Ecuador Humberto Toledo TKO 3 (12), 1:50 Feb 22, 2007 United States Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia, U.S.
47 Win 39–5–2 (1) Mexico Ivan Valle TKO 4 (12), 0:48 Aug 12, 2006 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
46 Win 38–5–2 (1) Colombia Oscar León TKO 9 (12) Feb 17, 2006 Mexico Estadio Emilio Ibarra Almada, Los Mochis, Mexico Retained WBC interim super featherweight title
45 Win 37–5–2 (1) Mexico Ulises Duarte KO 1 (10), 2:20 Oct 13, 2005 Mexico Hotel Villa Cahita, Los Mochis, Mexico
44 Win 36–5–2 (1) United States Rocky Juarez UD 12 Aug 20, 2005 United States Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, U.S. Won WBC interim featherweight title
43 Win 35–5–2 (1) Mexico Ismael González TKO 10 (10), 1:23 Dec 10, 2004 Mexico El Foro, Tijuana, Mexico
42 NC 34–5–2 (1) Mexico Jorge Solís NC 3 (10), 3:00 Sep 17, 2004 United States The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. NC after Solís was cut from an accidental head clash
41 Win 34–5–2 Mexico Gerardo Zayas TKO 6 (10), 1:41 Jul 12, 2004 Mexico Salon Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Mexico
40 Win 33–5–2 Colombia Wilson Alcorro TKO 6 (10), 1:23 May 28, 2004 United States Congress Theater, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
39 Win 32–5–2 Mexico Manny Rivero KO 1 (10) Apr 30, 2004 United States Isleta Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
38 Win 31–5–2 Mexico Oscar Galindo TKO 3 (10) Feb 16, 2004 Mexico Salon Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Mexico
37 Win 30–5–2 United States James Baker UD 10 Dec 12, 2003 United States Edgewater Hotel and Casino, Laughlin, Nevada, U.S.
36 Win 29–5–2 Mexico Luís Fuente UD 10 Sep 12, 2003 United States The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
35 Win 28–5–2 Mexico Hector Mancina UD 10 Aug 15, 2003 Mexico Los Mochis, Mexico
34 Win 27–5–2 Panama Armando Cordoba UD 10 Jun 27, 2003 United States The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
33 Win 26–5–2 Mexico Abel Sepulveda TKO 4 Jun 6, 2003 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Rosarito Beach, Mexico
32 Win 25–5–2 Mexico César Figueroa TKO 7 (10), 2:36 Feb 28, 2003 United States The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
31 Win 24–5–2 Mexico Emidgio Gastelum TKO 12 (12), 1:49 Nov 22, 2002 United States The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant WBC FECARBOX lightweight title
30 Win 23–5–2 Mexico Juan Ruiz KO 4 Nov 15, 2002 Mexico Los Mochis, Mexico
29 Loss 22–5–2 United States Kevin Kelley MD 12 Jul 13, 2002 United States The Aladdin, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For vacant WBA–NABA super featherweight title
28 Win 22–4–2 Mexico Ricardo Martínez TKO 9 (10) Jun 14, 2002 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico
27 Win 21–4–2 Mexico Marco Angel Pérez TKO 3 (8), 1:16 May 17, 2002 United States The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
26 Win 20–4–2 United States Mark Burse MD 10 Apr 26, 2002 United States Spa Resort Casino, Palm Springs, California, U.S.
25 Win 19–4–2 Mexico Cristin Rojas TKO 1 Mar 15, 2002 Mexico Los Mochis, Mexico
24 Win 18–4–2 Mexico Sergio Sanchez PTS 10 Dec 15, 2001 Mexico Ensenada, Mexico
23 Win 17–4–2 Mexico Francisco Reyna KO 1 Nov 24, 2001 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
22 Win 16–4–2 Mexico Hector Guzman TKO 5 (10) Sep 28, 2001 Mexico Gimnasio Oscar García, Ensenada, Mexico
21 Win 15–4–2 Mexico Jesus Escalante TKO 5 (12) Aug 17, 2001 Mexico Ensenada, Mexico Won vacant WBA Fedecentro super bantamweight title
20 Win 14–4–2 Mexico Enrique Colin KO 2 (12) Mar 31, 2001 Mexico Guasave, Mexico Won vacant WBC Youth super featherweight title
19 Loss 13–4–2 Mexico David Murillo UD 10 Nov 3, 2000 Mexico Poliforo Juan Gabriel, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Lost WBC Youth featherweight title
18 Win 13–3–2 Mexico Ramon Valles KO 1 (12) Sep 1, 2000 Mexico Los Mochis, Mexico Won vacant WBC Mundo Hispano featherweight title
17 Loss 12–3–2 Mexico Hector Javier Marquez RTD 11 (12), 0:10 May 27, 2000 Mexico Arena México, Mexico City, Mexico For vacant Mexico featherweight title
16 Win 12–2–2 Nicaragua Carlos Ramon Mairena TKO 4 (10) Mar 10, 2000 Mexico Salon Rodeo, Los Mochis, Mexico Won vacant WBC Youth featherweight title
15 Win 11–2–2 Mexico Emidgio Gastelum PTS 12 Dec 10, 1999 Mexico Salon Rodeo, Los Mochis, Mexico Won vacant WBC FECARBOX featherweight title
14 Win 10–2–2 United Kingdom Dave Hinds PTS 6 Nov 13, 1999 United Kingdom Sports Arena, Hull, England
13 Draw 9–2–2 Mexico Emidgio Gastelum TD 2 (12) Sep 10, 1999 Mexico Forum "El Gran Salon", Los Mochis, Mexico For vacant WBANABA featherweight title
12 Win 9–2–1 Mexico Ramon Aragon PTS 8 Aug 27, 1999 Mexico Gimnasio Municipal "Jose Neri Santos", Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
11 Win 8–2–1 Mexico Gerardo Zayas TKO 11 (12) Jul 2, 1999 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico
10 Win 7–2–1 Mexico Jesus Escalante KO 6 (10) May 20, 1999 Mexico Salon Rodeo, Los Mochis, Mexico Retained Mexican Pacific Coast featherweight title
9 Loss 6–2–1 Brazil Luiz Claudio Freitas UD 10 Apr 2, 1999 Mexico Grand Hotel, Tijuana, Mexico
8 Win 6–1–1 Mexico Ramon Valles UD 10 Jan 29, 1999 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico Won vacant Mexican Pacific Coast featherweight title
7 Win 5–1–1 Mexico Cayetano Romero PTS 8 Jun 6, 1998 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
6 Loss 4–1–1 Mexico Angel Eduardo Mata PTS 6 May 15, 1998 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico
5 Win 4–0–1 Mexico Cayetano Romero TKO 2 May 5, 1998 Mexico Lomas de Sotelo, Mexico City, Mexico
4 Win 3–0–1 Mexico Carlos Rios PTS 4 Mar 27, 1998 Mexico Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
3 Win 2–0–1 Mexico Emidgio Gastelum PTS 4 Dec 5, 1997 Mexico Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
2 Draw 1–0–1 Mexico Ivan Gutierrez Valencia PTS 4 Oct 24, 1997 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico
1 Win 1–0 Guillermo Guerra PTS 4 Sep 26, 1997 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico Professional debut

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WBC BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO DECIDE ON SOTO-LORENZO FIGHT". philboxing.com. 
  2. ^ "Luevano retains crown with split draw; DQ costs Soto". ESPN.com. 
  3. ^ "SecondsOut Boxing News - USA Boxing News - Luevano Held To Draw, Soto Shock, Barrett Wins". SecondsOut Boxing News. 
  4. ^ "Who's sorry now?". Yahoo Sports. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ Lance Pugmire (2010-12-04). "Humberto Soto retains world lightweight title with unanimous decision over Urbano Antillon - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  9. ^ "Soto gives up WBC 135lb title". Fightnews.com. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  10. ^ Satterfield, Lem (2012-01-28). "Lem's latest: Schaefer anticipated four-man tournament; Khan moves on? - Next | RingTV". Ringtv.craveonline.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 

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Sporting positions
World boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Érik Morales
WBC featherweight champion
Interim title

August 20, 2005 – June 29, 2006
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Óscar Larios
New title WBC super featherweight champion
Interim title

October 11, 2008 – December 20, 2008
Won full title
Vacant
Title next held by
Humberto Mauro Gutiérrez
Vacant
Title last held by
Manny Pacquiao
WBC super featherweight champion
December 20, 2008 – March 18, 2010
Vacated
Succeeded by
Vitali Tajbert
promoted from interim status
Vacant
Title last held by
Edwin Valero
WBC lightweight champion
March 13, 2010 – July 1, 2011
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Antonio DeMarco