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Humberto Soto upsets Brandon Rios, plus undercard results

Former world champions did battle as Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (69-9-2, 37 KOs) outboxed Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (35-5-1, 26 KOs) over twelve rounds in a super welterweight contest on Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico, in a bout that might have Rios reconsidering his boxing career. Despite a six-year age difference amongst the fighters, Soto landed the more accurate punches as well offered more movement in the bout.

The judges didn’t see the bout even remotely close as they scored it 119-111, 118-112, 118-112 for Soto.

Flyweight Sulem Urbina picked up a decision win over Judith Rodríguez winning every round.

Lightweight Hector Tanajara Jr (17-0, 5 KOs) and Ivan “Striker” Delgado (13-2-2, 6 KOs) only went four rounds as a cut caused by a head butt opened up a cut on Tanajara that the doctor refused to let the bout continue because of. Prior to that Tanajara was outpointing Delgado.

The judges saw the bout 40-36 on all three cards, Tanajara is now the USNBC title champion.

Bantamweight Joel Cordova (8-4-2, 1 KO) scored a split decision over José Briegel “Gallito” Quirino (20-3-3, 9 KOs) in a competitive ten-round bout. The bout was a rematch of their first meeting, which was a draw.

2016 Olympian flyweight Joselito “Huracan” Velazquez (8-0, 7 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over the very game Kevin Villanueva (10-2-3, 9 KOs).

Highly touted 6’4 middleweight Diego Pacheco (2-0, 1 KO) got a four-round decision over Alberto Aguilar (1-1, 0 KOs) winning every round, but got hit a bit too much.

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