Soto signs for Matchroom

WBO light-flyweight champion Elwin Soto has signed for Matchroom Boxing.

Soto (18-1, 12 KOs) is the latest Mexican talent to join Matchroom’s impressive promotional roster, following in the footsteps of four-weight world champion Canelo Alvarez, WBC/WBA Super 115lbs champion Juan Francisco Estrada and WBC flyweight king Julio Cesar Martinez.

He won the WBO crown with a last ditch, 12th round win over Angel Acosta in June 2019 and has subsequently retained the title twice against Edward Heno and Carlos Buitrago. Matchroom expect to announce the 24-year-old’s promotional debut shortly.

“I want to thank Eddie Hearn from Matchroom and Zanfer for this great opportunity,” said Soto. “I’m very excited to announce my next defence and then going on to unify the division.”

Promoter Hearn added: “I am delighted to welcome another Mexican world champion to the roster in Elwin Soto. His world title win over Acosta was a dramatic, fairytale moment, and this young man is really growing into being a world champion.

“We know that the smaller weight classes always guarantee exciting fights, and I can’t wait to see Elwin continue his journey to the biggest fights at light-flyweight and above, starting very soon.”