Humberto Soto Outpoints Buelvas, Pursues Title Shot
By Jake Donovan
Humberto Soto continues his pursuit of one last run towards a major title. The former two-division champ outpointed Wilfrido Buelvas in their 12-round bout in Tlalnepantla, Mexico.
The bout was a rough-and-tumble affair, requiring constant intervention from the referee to disrupt rough tactics from both fighters. Some of the action necessitated involvement from the third man, while there were other occasions where Buelvas flopped well enough to pass for an NBA player.
Soto struck first, flooring Buelvas early in the opening round. The sequence marked the lone knockdown of the bout, but not even close to the only time Buelvas was on the canvas. It was enough to jump out to an early lead and stay ahead, with the final outcome never in doubt, even at this stage of his career.
With the win, Soto advances to 64-8-2 (35KO). Buelvas heads back to Colombia with his first loss in nearly two years as he falls to 15-2-1 (9KO).
A former champion at super featherweight and lightweight, Soto sought a third championship at 140. The dream still remains intact, even though he hit a major bump in the road two years ago when he was stopped in five rounds by Lucas Matthysse. Six wins have followed for Soto, who celebrated his 34th birthday in May.
The bout aired live on Televisa in Mexico, and was also streamed live on WBCBoxing.tv.
Rey Vargas remained perfect after scoring a 6th round stoppage of Vergel Nebran (12-8-1, 8KO) in the televised co-feature. Vargas, a promising 23-year old prospect in the super bantamweight division, advances to 20-0 (17KO), having now scored his 2nd straight knockout.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Flaco-N13 on 06-15-2014
[QUOTE=nycsmooth;14662289]Poor card even paying in pesos...[/QUOTE]Haha very funny...(pause)...NOTComment by nycsmooth on 06-14-2014
Poor card even paying in pesos...Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Dillian Whyte: Takam is Too Small, Easy Fight For Anthony Joshua Julian Williams vs. Ishe Smith Set For November 18 in Las Vegas Jeff Horn's Promoter Nearly Fell Asleep Watching 'Boring' Skeete Anthony Yigit vs. Joe Hughes For Euro Belt on December 2 Kal Yafai Aims To Make Statement, Land on Next Superfly Card Weekend Review: Murata, Machado, Gassiev, Burnett, More Stiverne: Wilder is Scared of Me, I Ate His Punches Like Breakfast! Sanchez: Canelo Facing GGG’s Leftovers Would Be Sad For Boxing Hearn on Burnett's Options: Butler, Tete, McDonnell-Solis Winner Lucian Bute Mulling Over Decision - Ring Return or Retirement Corcoran: Pacquiao Did Not Do Enough, Horn Deserved To Win Helenius: I'll Knock Dillian Whyte Out, He Will Never Reach Wilder! Pacquiao Has Bad News - Horn Rematch Secured By Brisbane Photos: Jeff Horn, Gary Corcoran - Go Face To Face in Brisbane Adonis Stevenson-Eleider Alvarez May Land on January 26 or 27 Povetkin vs. Hammer Close To Done, To Be WBO Eliminator? Murat Gassiev May Be Abel Sanchez's Latest Masterpiece Team Horn Warn Thurman: Shut Mouth or Suffer Pacquiao's Fate! Dmitry Bivol Salivates Over Expected Gassiev vs. Dorticos Clash CompuBox: Fox Landed '52' Punches in 12 Rounds With Andrade Stiverne: I Guarantee That I'll Beat Deontay Wilder in Rematch! CompuBox: Murata Lands a Big 56.5% of Power Shots on N'Dam Felix Verdejo Ring Return Targeted For January, Says Manager Promoter: I Want To Match Andrade Against Elite at 160 - ASAP! Schaefer: If U.S. Networks Aren't Interested in WBSS, So Be It Dorticos: All Gassiev Did Was Beat 'Old' Opponent in Wlodarczyk Photos: Ryota Murata Gets Revenge, Stops Hassan N'Dam Denis Lebedev: I Think Yunier Dorticos Will Beat Murat Gassiev Maliek, Mikhail and Michael Jr. Montgomery Get KO Wins Juho Haapoja Loses EU Title, Announces His Retirement Jezreel Corrales: I Was Winning on All 3 Cards, I Want a Rematch! Demetrius Andrade Vacates WBA Belt - Focused on Murata, GGG Ryota Murata: I'll Try My Best To Beat Gennady Golovkin! Photos: Alberto Machado Bombs Jezreel Corrales For WBA Title Dorticos: I Want To Destroy Gassiev, He Will Face a Real Man! Photos: Murat Gassiev, Yunier Dorticos - Go Face To Face! Schaefer: I Learned From The Mistakes of The Super Six Tourney Anthony Joshua: I Asked For Dillian Whyte After Pulev Withdrew Murata Dominant in Rematch, Makes N’Dam Quit After 7th Round Photos: Murat Gassiev Blasts Out Krzysztof Wlodarczyk in Three
Latest Boxing Video Video: Abel Sanchez Talks Golovkin vs. Canelo, Gassiev, More Video: Richard Schaefer Talks World Boxing Super Series Video: Erislandy Lara Promises To Make a Big Statement Video: Jermell Charlo Ready To Impress Against Erickson Lubin Video: Yildirim's Coach Goes Bonkers, Goes After Team Eubank Video: Luis Arias Vows To Down Daniel Jacobs at Barclays Video: Daniel Jacobs Talks Luis Arias Bout, HBO Move, More Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Joshua, Jacobs-Arias, Brook, More Video: Jarrell Miller Talks Wach, Dillian Whyte, HBO, More Video: David Benavidez Talks Golovkin, Gilberto Ramirez, More
Recent Top Stories
Latest Active Forum Threads