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Hugo Rafael Soto boxer

Hugo Rafael Soto image
Status inactive
Division flyweight
Height 5′ 3½″/161cm
Debut 1988-08-05
Born 1967-08-16
Nationality Argentina
Residence Catamarca, Catamarca, Argentina
bouts
69
won
55
lost
10
draw
2
bouts
69
won
55
lost
10
draw
2
Status inactive
Division flyweight
Height 5′ 3½″/161cm
Debut 1988-08-05
Born 1967-08-16
Nationality Argentina
Residence Catamarca, Catamarca, Argentina

Fighting in the flyweight and super flyweight divisions, Soto had his first professional fight in 1988. He built up a record of 39-1-2 to earn a fight with WBC flyweight champion Yuri Arbachakov, but lost by an eighth round knockout. Two years later, he lost a unanimous decision to reigning WBO flyweight champion Johnny Tapia. He captured the WBA flyweight title in May 1998, defeating Jose Bonilla by a split decision. Soto lost the title in his first defence against Leo Gámez, who knocked him out in the third round. He had his final fight in 2004, losing a decision to future world champion Jorge Linares, and retired with a final record of 55-10-2.

Fighting in the flyweight and super flyweight divisions, Soto had his first professional fight in 1988. He built up a record of 39-1-2 to earn a fight with WBC flyweight champion Yuri Arbachakov, but lost by an eighth round knockout. Two years later, he lost a unanimous decision to reigning WBO flyweight champion Johnny Tapia. He captured the WBA flyweight title in May 1998, defeating Jose Bonilla by a split decision. Soto lost the title in his first defence against Leo Gámez, who knocked him out in the third round. He had his final fight in 2004, losing a decision to future world champion Jorge Linares, and retired with a final record of 55-10-2.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Jan. 31, 2004 Jorge Linares WWWWWW El Poliedro, Caracas vacant World Boxing Association Fedelatin Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 26, 2003 Julio Cesar Medina WLWWWL Club Ciclista Juninense, Junín Argentina (FAB) Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 31, 2003 Feliciano Dario Azuaga WWWWWW Casino Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires World Boxing Organisation Latino Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 11, 2002 Julio Cesar Medina LWWWWL Mercedes Argentina (FAB) Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 20, 2002 Fabio Daniel Oliva WWWWW Catamarca Argentina (FAB) Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Feb. 15, 2002 Juan Jose Herrera WWWWWW Club Atletico 9 de Julio, 9 de Julio vacant Argentina (FAB) Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 22, 2001 Jorge Daniel Espindola LWWWWL Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires LOSS
Split-decision
Nov. 10, 2000 Hernan German Baigorria Club Atletico Racing, Trelew WIN
Technical knockout
March 13, 1999 Leo Gamez LWWLLW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Flyweight

LOSS
KO
May 29, 1998 Jose Bonilla WWWWWW Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Flyweight

WIN
Split-decision
March 7, 1998 Pedro Javier Torres WWLWW Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires South American Bantamweight

WIN
TD
Dec. 13, 1997 Marcos Verbel WWWDW Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires South American Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Nov. 29, 1997 Adrian Cristian Ochoa LDWLWD Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires South American Bantamweight

WIN
KO
June 24, 1997 Samson Dutch Boy Gym WWWWWW Chaiyaphum World Boxing Federation World Super Flyweight

LOSS
KO
Dec. 21, 1996 Julio Jerez LLLL Andalgala World Boxing Federation World Super Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 22, 1996 Yamil Valdelamar LW Catamarca World Boxing Federation World Super Flyweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 17, 1996 Johnny Tapia WWWWWW Sports Stadium, Albuquerque World Boxing Organisation World Super Flyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 29, 1996 William Lopez LLLLLL Catamarca International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Super Flyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
May 24, 1996 Lorenzo Ruiz DLL Catamarca International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Super Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 19, 1996 Marcos Julio Antonio Uruena DLLWLL Catamarca International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Super Flyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 23, 1996 Victor Hugo Fuentealba LLLLLL Catamarca International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Super Flyweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 16, 1995 Daniel Ward WWWWWW Wembley Indoor Arena, Johannesburg LOSS
TD
June 24, 1995 Raimundo Oliveira Ferreira Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires WIN
KO
Feb. 17, 1995 Mario Crispin Romero LWLLLL Estadio Pascual Perez, Ciudad Mendoza WIN
Points
Aug. 1, 1994 Yuri Arbachakov WWWWWW Ariake Colosseum World Boxing Council World Flyweight

LOSS
KO
June 26, 1994 Jorge Fernando Calfin LLWWLD Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires World Boxing Council World Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 3, 1994 Mozart Gomes dos Santos DL Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires World Boxing Council World Flyweight


NC
Feb. 18, 1994 Nestor Luis Paniagua LWWLLL Mar del Plata World Boxing Council World Flyweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 27, 1993 Juan Benjamin Sanchez WWLLWL Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires World Boxing Council World Flyweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 22, 1993 Luis Abelardo Briones WWLWLL Catamarca South American Flyweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 18, 1993 Gilberto Gonzalez WDWWW Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires South American Flyweight

WIN
Points
Aug. 13, 1993 Henry Casarrubia LWLLLD Catamarca South American Flyweight

WIN
KO
July 31, 1993 Oscar Dante Reynoso LLLLWD Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires WIN
Points
June 26, 1993 Jorge Fernando Calfin DLWWWL Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires WIN
Technical knockout
May 29, 1993 Jose Hamilton Rodrigues LWWWWW Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires WIN
KO
April 16, 1993 Agustin Jose Lopez WWLLLL Catamarca
NC
Feb. 12, 1993 Luis Alberto Vargas WLLLWL Catamarca WIN
DQ
Aug. 14, 1992 Julio Gudino WLWLWL La Rioja DRAW
Points
July 25, 1992 Ramon Alberto Chamorro WLLWWL Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires WIN
KO
June 13, 1992 Redigildo Conceicao LLLLLL Catamarca WIN
KO
May 25, 1992 Adrian Cristian Ochoa WWWWWW Catamarca South American Flyweight

WIN
Points
April 10, 1992 Oscar Dante Reynoso LWLLLL Catamarca South American Flyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 22, 1992 Adrian Cristian Ochoa WWWWWW Jesus Maria Argentina (FAB) Flyweight

LOSS
Points
Oct. 5, 1991 Sergey Polygalov Catamarca Vacant UBA Flyweight

WIN
KO
June 14, 1991 Hector Fabian Jaime WLWLLW Catamarca Vacant UBA Flyweight

WIN
TD
April 26, 1991 Claudemir Carvalho Dias WWLLLL Catamarca South American Flyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 27, 1991 Luis Paredes WLLLLD Quinta Vergara, Vina del Mar South American Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 21, 1990 Santos Laciar WWLWW Catamarca South American Flyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 16, 1990 Carlos Gabriel Salazar WWWDWL Catamarca Argentina (FAB) Flyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 2, 1990 Ceferino Antonio Ponce LLLLLL Catamarca Argentina (FAB) Flyweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 26, 1990 Raul Ojeda LLLLDL Red Star Club, Catamarca WIN
Points
Sept. 7, 1990 Miguel Angel Rodriguez WLDLLL Catamarca WIN
Technical knockout
June 8, 1990 Ruben Condori LDWWW Catamarca DRAW
Points
April 20, 1990 Oscar Moreno LLLLLL Catamarca WIN
KO
March 23, 1990 Sergio Andres Carlevaris LLLWLL Catamarca WIN
Points
Feb. 9, 1990 Luis Americo Diaz DLLLLD Catamarca WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 17, 1990 Ramon Machuga LLWLLL Las Pirquitas WIN
KO
Dec. 1, 1989 Fernando Bobadilla Catamarca WIN
KO
Oct. 13, 1989 Sergio Andres Carlevaris LLLLLL Catamarca WIN
Points
Sept. 15, 1989 Roberto Ledesma LLLLLL Catamarca WIN
KO
Aug. 18, 1989 Ramon Jose Cufre LLLLWW Catamarca WIN
KO
June 2, 1989 Sergio Andres Carlevaris WDLLLL Catamarca WIN
Points
April 14, 1989 Ramon Mercedes Gonzalez Catamarca WIN
KO
March 17, 1989 David Valentin Lopez WW Catamarca WIN
KO
Jan. 21, 1989 Antonio Ricardo Eusebio Andrada DLLLLL Catamarca WIN
Points
Dec. 23, 1988 Ceferino Antonio Ponce Catamarca WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 19, 1988 Oscar Adolfo Vargas D Catamarca WIN
KO
Oct. 7, 1988 Antonio Ricardo Eusebio Andrada LWDLLL Catamarca WIN
Points
Aug. 5, 1988 Luis Paredes LWL Valdivia WIN
KO