In what turned out to be an all-out war, former WBC world champion Humberto "Zorrita" Soto (68-9-2, 37 KOs) had a quiet return as he won a unanimous decision over Sinaloa's Edgar "Chananón" Puerta (25-10-1, 19 KOs), which headlined a card last Friday in the Plaza Old Town of Ensenada, Baja California.
After midnight, Soto starred and won one of the most spectacular fights in memory of Ensenada, in which despite suffering a cut on the eyebrow from the second round forward, Edgar "Chananon" Puerta gave as good as he received from "Zorrita", who was forced to go the full distance to win on scores of 98-91, 97-91 and 96-93.
Each landed punch of Soto generated blood spatter on the judges, commissioners and the general public sitting at ringside, which came from the left eyebrow of the Guasaven fighter who endured the full ten rounds in a duel agreed upon at the super lightweight division.
It was Soto's second fight of the year, after stopping Joel Juarez in two rounds in May.
Soto has been quite in active as of late. He fought once in 2015, once in 2016, and had no fights in 2017. He was scheduled to face Josh Taylor in March of this year, but he withdrew with injury.
IN OTHER NEWS: Seven fights will make up the first show in the new edition of the series "A Puño Limpio", that with locals Jean Carlos "Lobo" Torres and Bernard "Bimbo" Lebrón in the main bouts on August 10, at the Ruben Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, in a presentation of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP).
The main event of the evening will be between the undefeated Lobo Torres (11-0, 7 kos) and Miami native, Travis Castellón (16-1-1, 12 kos), in an eight round fight at 140 pounds. Torres will fight for the third time this year.
Also at eight rounds and 140 pounds, Bimbo Lebrón (9-1, 4 kos) will fight against Antonio Sánchez (5-4-2, 3 kos). Lebrón, who will fight for the third time in his hometown, will try to return to the winning route after falling in his last bout against Dominican Jonathan Fortuna.
In the rest of the undercard, José "Chino" López (11-0, 9 kos) will face a foe to be announced at 140 pounds in a fight scheduled to six rounds, while in four rounds bouts, Dominican Víctor Santillán (2-0, 1 kos) will face Elliot De Jesus (1-1) in 122 pounds, Jesus Pastrana (2-2, 2 kos) faces Kelvin Diaz (1-1), and in the same weight in duels of debutants Alfredo Cruz faces Christian Santos and Yasiel Ortiz against Michael Ledesma.
The series "A Puño Limpio", in its first part, took place between 2011 and 2012 with shows around Puerto Rico, and had in action fighters like the current world champion Emmanuel "Manny" Rodríguez (in his debut) , former world champion Manuel Alejandro "Manny" Siaca, later world champion McJoe Arroyo, as well as future world challengers McWilliams Arroyo, Jonathan Oquendo, José "Chelo" González and David Quijano, and then prospect Jonathan "Bomba "González, among others.