Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Rios vs Soto?
Humberto Soto beat Brandon Rios by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 23rd February 2019 at Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno in Baja California.
The scorecards were announced as 111-119, 112-118, 112-118 in favor of winner Humberto Soto.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Rios vs Soto stats
Back in February 2019, Brandon Rios stepped into the ring with a record of 35 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Humberto Soto made his way to the ring with a record of 68 wins, 9 loses and 2 draws, with 37 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rios had advantage in power over Soto, with a 74% knock out percentage over Soto's 54%.
Brandon Rios was the younger man by 6 years, at 33 years old.
Soto had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Brandon Rios & Humberto Soto fought out of an orthodox stance.
Rios was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 39 less fights, and made his debut in 2004, 6 year and 9 months later than Soto, whose first professional fight was in 1997. He had fought 352 less professional rounds, 242 to Soto's 594.
Rios vs Soto form
Rios had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Ramon Alvarez on 17th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Kansas Star Arena, Kansas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Danny Garcia on 17th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Las Vegas, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Timothy Bradley Jr on 7th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Mike Alvarado on 24th January 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at 1stBank Center, Broomfield.
He had beat Diego Gabriel Chaves on 2nd August 2014 by technical knockout in the 9th round at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas.
Rios' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Rios vs Soto start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 4:00 AM UTC at Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno, Baja California, Mexico, which was 11:00 PM EST or 8:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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