Soro vs Vitu Info
Michel Soro beat Cedric Vitu by technical knockout in the 5th round on Friday 15th November 2019 at Accor Hotel Arena in Paris.
The fight took place over rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
Soro vs Vitu stats
Michel Soro stepped into the ring with a record of 34 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Cedric Vitu made his way to the ring with a record of 47 wins, 3 loses and draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Soro had a large advantage in power over Vitu, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Vitu's 40%.
Michel Soro was the younger man by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Michel Soro fought out of the orthodox stance, while Cedric Vitu was a southpaw.
Soro was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 year and 9 months later than Vitu, who’s first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 96 less professional rounds, 219 to Vitu's 315.
Cedric Vitu was ranked number 15 by the WBA and 7 by the WBC in the 154lb division.
Soro vs Vitu form
Michel Soro had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Anderson Prestot on 20th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Palais des Sports, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.
Previous to that, he had defeated Greg Vendetti on 8th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Palais des sports Marcel Cerdan, Hauts-de-Seine.
Going into that contest, he had beat John Vera on 24th March 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Palais des Sports, Bouches-du-Rhône.
Before that, he had won against Ivan Montero on 2nd December 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at La Palestre, Alpes-Maritimes.
He had been beaten by Brian Carlos Castano on 1st July 2017 by split decision in their WBA Interim World Super Welterweight championship fight at Casino d'Evian, Haute-Savoie.
Vitu had beaten 2 of his last 3 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Brian Carlos Castano on 10th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had beat Marcello Matano on 18th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round at France, Paris, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Isaac Real on 21st January 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Palais des Sport Marcel Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, France.
Soro's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Vitu's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year 1 month and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.3 rounds on average.
What time did Soro vs Vitu start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 pm UTC at Accor Hotel Arena, Paris, France, which was 3:00 pm EST or 12:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 8:00 pm GMT in the UK.