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Soto keeps crown in narrow decision

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Boxer Humberto Soto outlasted Mexican compatriot Urbano Antillon to win a 12-round decision on Saturday and keep his World Boxing Council lightweight crown with his 10th straight victory.

The win was Soto’s third consecutive title defense.

Judges awarded Soto the triumph by two scores of 114-113 and a third of 115-112. Soto improved to 54-7 with two draws.

He is 7-1 in world title bouts, while Antillon fell to 28-2 by losing his first world title fight.

AFP
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