Mexico’s Elwin Soto is the New WBO Jr. Flyweight World Champion
Elwin “Pulga” Soto (15-1, 10 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico captured the WBO Jr. Flyweight World Title against Angel ‘Tito’ Acosta (20-2, 20 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico via twelfth-round TKO in an action-packed fight at the Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino in Indio, California. Soto won with time 0:23 of the just-mentioned round.
“The truth is I feel nice,” said Elwin Soto. “It feels great to accomplish this. I worked very hard and put a lot of effort into this. To be honest I thought I was going to lose and thank god I landed that punch and won the fight. When I first dropped him, I felt I could have stopped him, but I knew it was going 12 rounds. This is victory means a lot and dedicate this belt to my family.”
“I’m a little disappointed,” said Angel Acosta. “Sure, he hurt me but not enough for the stoppage. If I had the chance to do it again, I would have used my jab more and used my distance more just like I did in the gym. I told the referee he shouldn’t have stopped the fight. I was coming back to get him, but he shouldn’t have stopped the fight. Look it was the last round, there was not much more in the round. I would like to fight the same opponent or the other champions in the division.”
Así fue la reacción de Elwin Soto ante los embates de Ángel Acosta. Certero izquierdazo que lo conectó en el momento y lugar adecuado para que "tito" perdiera condiciones.
— Iñaky Arzate (@inaky_arzate) June 22, 2019