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Puerto Rican González snatches junior flyweight title from Mexican Soto

Puerto Rican González snatches junior flyweight title from Mexican Soto

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.

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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)

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