Puerto Rican fighter Jonathan González became the new junior flyweight champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) by defeating Mexican Elwin Soto by split decision.
González, 30, a native of Caguas (Puerto Rico), lifted the title after a victory with scores of 116-112, 116-112 by 116-112 for his opponent.
The Puerto Rican left-handed boxer beat the tough Soto by making a fight, agreed to 12 rounds, keeping his distance, without the power of his rival’s blows hurting him or scoring easily.
Soto (19-2, with 13 knockouts) had made three successful defenses of the title that he won against fellow Puerto Rican Ángel Acosta in 2019.
Gonzalez (25-3-1, 14 knockouts) suffered a seventh round TKO loss to Japan’s Kosei Tanaka in 2019 in his other title fight. EFE (HN)