Brandon Rios vs Humberto Soto

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Brandon Rios vs Humberto Soto
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3.5
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Location: 
Auditorio Municipal Fausto GutiƩrrez Moreno, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Referee: 
Fernando Renteria

Official Judging
Carlos Flores 111 - 119
Esteban Franco 112 - 118
Alejandro Rochin 112 - 118

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Brandon Rios
                                                                    
9
9
9.20
9
9.80
9
9.40
9
9
9.60
10
9.20
Humberto Soto
                                                                    
10
10
9.80
10
9.20
10
9.60
10
10
9.40
9
9.80


Fan Cards: Brandon Rios vs Humberto Soto


scorecard by MJARSULIC
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BRANDON RIOS
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
111
HUMBERTO SOTO
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
117


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BRANDON RIOS
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
112
HUMBERTO SOTO
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
116


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BRANDON RIOS
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
9
112
HUMBERTO SOTO
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
116


scorecard by RAPID
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BRANDON RIOS
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
111
HUMBERTO SOTO
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
117


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BRANDON RIOS
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
110
HUMBERTO SOTO
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
118


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

Should be a great, all action fight.

Both are former world champions, Rios was a 135lb champion in 2011-12, Soto is a two-time world champion, was a 130lb champion in 2008-09, and a 135lb champion in 2010-11. This fight is at welterweight, neither fighter is a natural welterweight, but Rios is the slightly bigger, definitely the more experienced 147lb fighter.

Both fighters are past prime, both have at least a few losses, but Soto is much further past his prime than Rios, he is 38, Rios is 32, he has had 80 fights, Soto, 9 losses. Rios looked like he was done when he lost to Danny Garcia, he made that fight competitive, but was stopped brutally. Rios proved in his last fight, that he is not shot, he dominated, stopped Ramon Alvarez, looked solid. Soto comes off 3 wins in a row, his form hasn't been bad, but his last 4 fights have been non-title bouts. Soto fought twice in 2018, but didn't fight in 2017, fought once in each of 2015 and 16, so he hasn't been that active, Rios hasn't been active either, but in his last few fights, he has fought at a level above.

Soto has a great chin, but it is hard to know how much resistance he has left now, Rios is relentless, has a fair bit of power, breaks down his opponent, so Rios could stop him.

I think Rios wins a landslide, 117-111/118-110, in a one sided, but competitive, entertaining fight.

I'm amazed BR is still fighting. He should have stopped a long time ago after the Bradley fight. I get the feeling he doesn't know what else to do with himself. I wouldn't be surprised to see an upset here. Rios has struggled with motivation in the past and I just wonder how much he'll be able to get up for a fight like this. I'm not saying he'll lose but I wouldn't be shocked. It's crazy that he's only 32 after being in so many wars. Some serious miles on the clock.

Champion97's picture

Disagree on that man, look how well he did against Garcia, he isn't shot yet, mentally, he is doing well, he was drained in the Bradley fight, knew he could do better, and since then, has trained harder and lived the life better than he ever has. If he didn't know what else to do with himself, Robert Garcia, behind the cameras, would tell him to retire, Rios has been better in his lasr 3 fights, than the Bradley fight, no doubt, is training very hard. That is one question we don't need to ask, unless he has come off the wagon in the last few months, is in the gym everyday, training hard, living the life. He has a lot of miles on the clock, but being 32 and not older is still very much a factor, helps him improve his conditioning, recovery. I don't think the miles will catch up to Rios just yet.

Well there we go champ. Rios beaten easily by a 38 year old Soto. PLEASE retire bam bam. He takes so many shots clean that I just worry about his health in later life the more he fights. I'm really annoyed with myself for not putting money on Soto at 6/1!

Champion97's picture

I haven't seen the fight, don't know what the main factors were, but it looks like based on this fight, he should retire now. You can worry for his health, Rios, but Stiverne is more of a concern, Takam as well, what I'm saying is, there are many fighters who go on too long and take too much punishment.

We're in agreement there my friend. Those guys, especially at the heavier weight really don't need to be taking the punishment that they did in their last fights.

As for the Rios fight, he just did his usual thing but with less intensity. Soto boxed brilliantly off the ropes, fought in clever bursts with eye catching shots. Stole some rounds at the end when he heard the clapper. Rios was outfoxed by a classy, clever operator who showed how you should box at 38 years old - judged the pace and 12 rounds perfectly. Rios looked slow, was wobbled several times although not in any serious trouble and just generally poor all round.

Gold's picture

Definitely agree, he has taken a lot of brain damage throughout his career. I don't think it is too bad to see him face guys at this level if he chooses to, but it would be terrible to see him fed to another top guy looking to rebound or a top prospect where he'll take unnecessary damage.

Champion97's picture

I agree, not saying he should fight at the top again, but he is not shot just yet, and in terms of mentality, living the life of a fighter, so at this level, he is fine, I would worry more about Soto.

MINIMaxBOXING's picture

Soto SD. 115-113, 115-113, 113-115.

Champion97's picture

I was right about one thing, this was an action packed, entertaining fight.

Rios was poor, underestimated Soto, Soto used his experience, has trained harder than Rios, had a better game plan. I think Rios should retire, because to go from where he was when he beat Acosta, Alvarado, to losing to a 38 year old Soto, he's well past his best, he's taken a lot of damage, I don't think he's completely shot, because his punch resistance is still very good, and he wasn't really hurt against Soto, but he still took a lot of clean punches, and I think one more tough fight which he gets hurt in, or maybe just another tough fight, and he will be shot, so he might as well retire before that happens, but if this was just a really poor performance, and he can do a lot better than he did in this fight, then he probably won't retire, can still be in good fights at this level for another year or two.