The Wbo light-Flw champion Elwin Soto entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 17-1-0 (12 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.5 light flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Ken Shiro). ‘La Pulga’ Soto was defeated by Danny Andujo in 2017 but since then he has won 15 consecutive fights beating Angel Acosta (Angel Acosta vs Elwin Soto), Edward Heno (Elwin Soto vs Edward Heno) and Javier Alejandro Rendon in his last three (Elwin Soto vs Javier Alejandro Rendon).
His opponent, the former interim Wbo champ Carlos Buitrago, has an official record of 32-5-1 (18 knockouts) and he entered as the No.47 in the same weight class. He fought three times last year beating Gilmer Baules and Felix Moncada but between these two bouts he lost to McWilliams Arroyo (McWilliams Arroyo vs Carlos Buitrago). Buitrago vs Soto is valid for the WBO World light-flyweight title; undercard of Jaime Munguia vs Tureano Johnson. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, USA
Division: light flyweight (108 lbs, 49.0 kg)
Title: WBO World light-flyweight title
Soto’s previous fight: Elwin Soto vs Javier Alejandro Rendon
Soto vs Buitrago full fight video:
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