|Real name||Armando Humberto Soto Ochoa|
|Height||5 ft 7 1⁄2 in (171 cm)|
|Reach||69 in (175 cm)|
|Born||May 11, 1980|
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
|Wins by KO||37|
Armando Humberto Soto Ochoa (born May 11, 1980), best known as Humberto Soto, is a Mexican professional boxer. A veteran of the sport for over 20 years, he is a former world champion in two weight classes, 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.
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.
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.
Soto vs. Guzman
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.
Soto vs. Lorenzo
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. 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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
In July 2011 Soto relinquished his WBC Lightweight Title in anticipation of competing in the junior welterweight division.
Soto vs. Matthysse
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
|Professional record summary|
|81 fights||69 wins||9 losses|
|81||Win||69–9–2 (1)||Brandon Ríos||UD||12||Feb 23, 2019||Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez Moreno, Tijuana, Mexico|
|80||Win||68–9–2 (1)||Edgar Puerta||UD||10||Aug 3, 2018||Plaza Pueblo Antiguo, Ensenada, Mexico|
|79||Win||67–9–2 (1)||Joel Juarez||TKO||2 (10), 2:35||May 26, 2018||Rosarito Beach, Mexico|
|78||Win||66–9–2 (1)||Daniel Ruiz||TKO||2 (10), 2:08||Oct 1, 2016||Gimnasio Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico|
|77||Loss||65–9–2 (1)||Antonio Orozco||UD||10||Oct 3, 2015||StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.|
|76||Win||65–8–2 (1)||John Molina Jr.||UD||10||Sep 13, 2014||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won vacant WBO–NABO light welterweight title|
|75||Win||64–8–2 (1)||Wilfrido Buelvas||UD||12||Jun 14, 2014||Explanada Municipal, Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico||Retained WBC Silver International light welterweight title|
|74||Win||63–8–2 (1)||Juan Carlos Abreu||UD||10||Mar 22, 2014||Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico|
|73||Win||62–8–2 (1)||Mahonri Montes||UD||12||Sep 28, 2013||Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico||Retained WBC Silver International light welterweight title|
|72||Win||61–8–2 (1)||Hiroshi Nakamori||TKO||9 (12), 2:29||Jun 8, 2013||Monumental Villa Charra "Carlos Bowser González", Tijuana, Mexico||Retained WBC Silver International light welterweight title|
|71||Win||60–8–2 (1)||Silverio Ortiz||UD||12||Feb 9, 2013||Arena ITSON, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico||Retained WBF (Federation) welterweight title;|
Won vacant WBC Silver International light welterweight title
|70||Win||59–8–2 (1)||Jose Lopez||UD||12||Nov 10, 2012||Estadio Morelos, Morelia, Mexico||Won WBF (Federation) welterweight title|
|69||Loss||58–8–2 (1)||Lucas Matthysse||RTD||5 (10), 3:00||Jun 23, 2012||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||For vacant WBC Continental Americas light welterweight title|
|68||Win||58–7–2 (1)||Claudinei Lacerda||UD||10||Apr 7, 2012||Grand Oasis, Cancún, Mexico|
|67||Win||57–7–2 (1)||Adailton de Jesus||KO||4 (10), 0:26||Nov 26, 2011||Campo Futbol Colosio, Playa del Carmen, Mexico|
|66||Win||56–7–2 (1)||José Alfaro||TKO||2 (10), 1:00||Sep 3, 2011||Estadio Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico|
|65||Win||55–7–2 (1)||Motoki Sasaki||TD||11 (12), 1:18||Jun 25, 2011||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)||Fidel Muñoz||UD||10||Mar 5, 2011||Palenque de Feria, Tepic, Mexico|
|63||Win||53–7–2 (1)||Urbano Antillón||UD||12||Dec 4, 2010||Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S.||Retained WBC lightweight title|
|62||Win||52–7–2 (1)||Fidel Muñoz||UD||12||Sep 18, 2010||Estadio Banorte, Culiacán, Mexico||Retained WBC lightweight title|
|61||Win||51–7–2 (1)||Ricardo Dominguez||UD||12||May 15, 2010||Estadio Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico||Retained WBC lightweight title|
|60||Win||50–7–2 (1)||David Díaz||UD||12||Mar 13, 2010||Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, U.S.||Won vacant WBC lightweight title|
|59||Win||49–7–2 (1)||Jesús Chávez||UD||10||Dec 19, 2009||Arena ITSON, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico|
|58||Win||48–7–2 (1)||Aristides Pérez||TKO||2 (12), 1:21||Sep 15, 2009||Plaza de Toros, Cancún, Mexico||Retained WBC super featherweight title|
|57||Win||47–7–2 (1)||Benoit Gaudet||TKO||9 (12), 2:25||May 2, 2009||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC super featherweight title|
|56||Win||46–7–2 (1)||Antonio Davis||TKO||4 (12), 2:38||Mar 28, 2009||Bullring by the Sea, Tijuana, Mexico||Retained WBC super featherweight title|
|55||Win||45–7–2 (1)||Francisco Lorenzo||UD||12||Dec 20, 2008||Parque Andrés Quintana Roo, Cozumel, Mexico||Won vacant WBC super featherweight title|
|54||Win||44–7–2 (1)||Gamaliel Díaz||RTD||11 (10), 0:10||Oct 11, 2008||Coliseo Centenario, Torreón, Mexico||Won vacant WBC interim super featherweight title|
|53||Loss||43–7–2 (1)||Francisco Lorenzo||DQ||4 (12), 2:43||Jun 28, 2008||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)||Carlos Urias||TKO||5 (10)||Mar 14, 2008||Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico|
|51||Loss||42–6–2 (1)||Joan Guzmán||UD||12||Nov 17, 2007||Borgata, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||For WBO super featherweight title|
|50||Win||42–5–2 (1)||Ismael González||TKO||3 (10), 0:25||Sep 14, 2007||Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico|
|49||Win||41–5–2 (1)||Bobby Pacquiao||KO||7 (10), 1:48||Jun 9, 2007||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|48||Win||40–5–2 (1)||Humberto Toledo||TKO||3 (12), 1:50||Feb 22, 2007||Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia, U.S.|
|47||Win||39–5–2 (1)||Ivan Valle||TKO||4 (12), 0:48||Aug 12, 2006||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|46||Win||38–5–2 (1)||Oscar León||TKO||9 (12)||Feb 17, 2006||Estadio Emilio Ibarra Almada, Los Mochis, Mexico||Retained WBC interim super featherweight title|
|45||Win||37–5–2 (1)||Ulises Duarte||KO||1 (10), 2:20||Oct 13, 2005||Hotel Villa Cahita, Los Mochis, Mexico|
|44||Win||36–5–2 (1)||Rocky Juarez||UD||12||Aug 20, 2005||Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.||Won WBC interim featherweight title|
|43||Win||35–5–2 (1)||Ismael González||TKO||10 (10), 1:23||Dec 10, 2004||El Foro, Tijuana, Mexico|
|42||NC||34–5–2 (1)||Jorge Solís||NC||3 (10), 3:00||Sep 17, 2004||The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||NC after Solís was cut from an accidental head clash|
|41||Win||34–5–2||Gerardo Zayas||TKO||6 (10), 1:41||Jul 12, 2004||Salon Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Mexico|
|40||Win||33–5–2||Wilson Alcorro||TKO||6 (10), 1:23||May 28, 2004||Congress Theater, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|39||Win||32–5–2||Manny Rivero||KO||1 (10)||Apr 30, 2004||Isleta Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.|
|38||Win||31–5–2||Oscar Galindo||TKO||3 (10)||Feb 16, 2004||Salon Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Mexico|
|37||Win||30–5–2||James Baker||UD||10||Dec 12, 2003||Edgewater Hotel and Casino, Laughlin, Nevada, U.S.|
|36||Win||29–5–2||Luís Fuente||UD||10||Sep 12, 2003||The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|35||Win||28–5–2||Hector Mancina||UD||10||Aug 15, 2003||Los Mochis, Mexico|
|34||Win||27–5–2||Armando Cordoba||UD||10||Jun 27, 2003||The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|33||Win||26–5–2||Abel Sepulveda||TKO||4||Jun 6, 2003||Auditorio Municipal, Rosarito Beach, Mexico|
|32||Win||25–5–2||César Figueroa||TKO||7 (10), 2:36||Feb 28, 2003||The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|31||Win||24–5–2||Emidgio Gastelum||TKO||12 (12), 1:49||Nov 22, 2002||The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won vacant WBC FECARBOX lightweight title|
|30||Win||23–5–2||Juan Ruiz||KO||4||Nov 15, 2002||Los Mochis, Mexico|
|29||Loss||22–5–2||Kevin Kelley||MD||12||Jul 13, 2002||The Aladdin, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||For vacant WBA–NABA super featherweight title|
|28||Win||22–4–2||Ricardo Martínez||TKO||9 (10)||Jun 14, 2002||Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico|
|27||Win||21–4–2||Marco Angel Pérez||TKO||3 (8), 1:16||May 17, 2002||The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|26||Win||20–4–2||Mark Burse||MD||10||Apr 26, 2002||Spa Resort Casino, Palm Springs, California, U.S.|
|25||Win||19–4–2||Cristin Rojas||TKO||1||Mar 15, 2002||Los Mochis, Mexico|
|24||Win||18–4–2||Sergio Sanchez||PTS||10||Dec 15, 2001||Ensenada, Mexico|
|23||Win||17–4–2||Francisco Reyna||KO||1||Nov 24, 2001||Plaza de Toros, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico|
|22||Win||16–4–2||Hector Guzman||TKO||5 (10)||Sep 28, 2001||Gimnasio Oscar García, Ensenada, Mexico|
|21||Win||15–4–2||Jesus Escalante||TKO||5 (12)||Aug 17, 2001||Ensenada, Mexico||Won vacant WBA Fedecentro super bantamweight title|
|20||Win||14–4–2||Enrique Colin||KO||2 (12)||Mar 31, 2001||Guasave, Mexico||Won vacant WBC Youth super featherweight title|
|19||Loss||13–4–2||David Murillo||UD||10||Nov 3, 2000||Poliforo Juan Gabriel, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico||Lost WBC Youth featherweight title|
|18||Win||13–3–2||Ramon Valles||KO||1 (12)||Sep 1, 2000||Los Mochis, Mexico||Won vacant WBC Mundo Hispano featherweight title|
|17||Loss||12–3–2||Hector Javier Marquez||RTD||11 (12), 0:10||May 27, 2000||Arena México, Mexico City, Mexico||For vacant Mexico featherweight title|
|16||Win||12–2–2||Carlos Ramon Mairena||TKO||4 (10)||Mar 10, 2000||Salon Rodeo, Los Mochis, Mexico||Won vacant WBC Youth featherweight title|
|15||Win||11–2–2||Emidgio Gastelum||PTS||12||Dec 10, 1999||Salon Rodeo, Los Mochis, Mexico||Won vacant WBC FECARBOX featherweight title|
|14||Win||10–2–2||Dave Hinds||PTS||6||Nov 13, 1999||Sports Arena, Hull, England|
|13||Draw||9–2–2||Emidgio Gastelum||TD||2 (12)||Sep 10, 1999||Forum "El Gran Salon", Los Mochis, Mexico||For vacant WBA–NABA featherweight title|
|12||Win||9–2–1||Ramon Aragon||PTS||8||Aug 27, 1999||Gimnasio Municipal "Jose Neri Santos", Ciudad Juárez, Mexico|
|11||Win||8–2–1||Gerardo Zayas||TKO||11 (12)||Jul 2, 1999||Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico|
|10||Win||7–2–1||Jesus Escalante||KO||6 (10)||May 20, 1999||Salon Rodeo, Los Mochis, Mexico||Retained Mexican Pacific Coast featherweight title|
|9||Loss||6–2–1||Luiz Claudio Freitas||UD||10||Apr 2, 1999||Grand Hotel, Tijuana, Mexico|
|8||Win||6–1–1||Ramon Valles||UD||10||Jan 29, 1999||Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico||Won vacant Mexican Pacific Coast featherweight title|
|7||Win||5–1–1||Cayetano Romero||PTS||8||Jun 6, 1998||Mexico City, Mexico|
|6||Loss||4–1–1||Angel Eduardo Mata||PTS||6||May 15, 1998||Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico|
|5||Win||4–0–1||Cayetano Romero||TKO||2||May 5, 1998||Lomas de Sotelo, Mexico City, Mexico|
|4||Win||3–0–1||Carlos Rios||PTS||4||Mar 27, 1998||Ciudad Obregón, Mexico|
|3||Win||2–0–1||Emidgio Gastelum||PTS||4||Dec 5, 1997||Ciudad Obregón, Mexico|
|2||Draw||1–0–1||Ivan Gutierrez Valencia||PTS||4||Oct 24, 1997||Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico|
|1||Win||1–0||Guillermo Guerra||PTS||4||Sep 26, 1997||Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis, Mexico|
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|World boxing titles|
Title last held byÉrik Morales
| WBC featherweight champion
August 20, 2005 – June 29, 2006
Title next held byÓscar Larios
|New title|| WBC super featherweight champion
October 11, 2008 – December 20, 2008
Won full title
Title next held byHumberto Mauro Gutiérrez
Title last held byManny Pacquiao
| WBC super featherweight champion
December 20, 2008 – March 18, 2010
promoted from interim status
Title last held byEdwin Valero
| WBC lightweight champion
March 13, 2010 – July 1, 2011
Title next held byAntonio DeMarco