• Sat, May 8, 2021
Elwin Soto vs. Katsunari Takayama

On Saturday, May 8 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, USA Elwin «La Pulga» Soto will meet Katsunari Takayama for WBO title in a 12-round light flyweight bout.

Elwin Soto
Elwin Soto
La Pulga
Katsunari Takayama
Katsunari Takayama
Country MexicoMexico
San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico
JapanJapan
Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Age 24 age 37 age
Pro 4 years 20 years
Height 5′ 3″ (160 cm) 5′ 2″ (157 cm)
Reach - 62½″ (159 cm)
Division light flyweight
(108 lbs / 48,99 kg)
minimumweight
(105 lbs / 47,63 kg)
Stance

orthodox

orthodox
Titles
WBO (light flyweight)
-
Record 18 - 1 - 0
(12 KOs)
32 - 8 - 0
(12 KOs)
KOs 66% 37%
Inactive 190 days 132 days
Advant.
Elwin Soto won by technical knockout (TKO) (video).

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, May 8 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

Arena

The fight will be held at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, USA.

On which TV channel can I watch the live broadcast of the fight Elwin Soto versus Katsunari Takayama?

  • DAZN USA
  • Sky Sports

Soto vs. Takayama Full Fight Highlights

Soto vs. Takayama Fight Promo

Who is fighting on the undercard on Saturday, May 8?

Division Fighter №1 Fighter №2 Notes
super middleweight (168 lbs)Saul AlvarezBilly Joe SaundersFor WBC World, WBC «Mestizo», WBA (Super) World, WBO World, The Ring tit.
WBC «Mestizo» belt
featherweight (126 lbs)Kid GalahadJames DickensFor vacant IBF World tit.
light flyweight (108 lbs)Elwin SotoKatsunari TakayamaFor WBO World tit.
super welterweight (154 lbs)Kieron ConwaySouleymane Cissokho
heavyweight (200+ lbs)Frank SanchezNagy Aguilera
lightweight (135 lbs)Keyshawn DavisJ. Quinonez
welterweight (147 lbs)Kelvin DavisJan Maršálek
Elwin «La Pulga» Soto

Elwin «La Pulga» Soto

Elwin Soto is a Mexican boxer.
As a professional athlete, Soto has been performing for 4 years.

Elwin was born in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico, on December 23, 1996.
He currently resides in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.

Last fight

The last fight of Elwin Soto took place on October 30, 2020 against Carlos BuitragoCarlos Buitrago.
Soto won by unanimous decision (UD).

Elwin Soto vs. Carlos Buitrago 

Elwin Soto's last fight

First world title

On June 21, 2019 Elwin Soto became the WBO light flyweight champion.
The Mexican defeated world champion Angel Acosta.

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 19
  • Wins: 18
  • Wins by KO: 12
  • Wins by dec: 6
  • Losses: 1
  • Losses by KO: 0
  • Losses by dec: 1
  • Draws: 0

Professional career

How many fights did Elwin Soto have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2021-05-08 Katsunari Takayama
(32 - 8 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBO World Light Flyweight Title
2020-10-30 Carlos Buitrago
(32 - 5 - 1)
Win
UD
WBO World Light Flyweight Title
2020-02-15 Javier Alejandro Rendon
(10 - 4 - 3)
Win
KO
2019-10-24 Edward Heno
(14 - 0 - 5)
Win
UD
WBO World Light Flyweight Title
2019-06-21 Angel Acosta
(20 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
WBO World Light Flyweight Title
2019-05-04 Joel Castro Cano
(3 - 13 - 0)
Win
KO
2019-02-16 Edgar Ornelas
(0 - 14 - 0)
Win
TKO
2018-12-22 Erick Gonzalez Hernandez
(12 - 0 - 2)
Win
KO
2018-10-06 Omar Martinez Hernandez
(4 - 4 - 0)
Win
UD
2018-07-28 Mario Rodriguez
(23 - 15 - 5)
Win
UD
2018-06-09 Jorge Miguel Hernandez
(4 - 8 - 0)
Win
TKO
2018-06-02 Wilfredo Guerrero
(debut)
Win
KO
2018-02-17 Elfego Hernandez Sierra
(9 - 14 - 0)
Win
TKO
2017-10-14 Pedro Verdin
(1 - 3 - 1)
Win
TKO
2017-05-13 Bryan Hernandez
(0 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
2017-04-07 Elfego Hernandez Sierra
(9 - 12 - 0)
Win
PTS
2017-03-25 Alejandro Esqueda
(0 - 1 - 1)
Win
TKO
2017-02-11 Daniel Andujo
(2 - 1 - 0)
Loss
UD
2016-11-19 Erick Jovani Negrete
(0 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
2016-10-15 Efrain Gonzalez
(3 - 18 - 1)
Win
UD

All Elwin Soto's losses

Who all beat Elwin Soto?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2017-02-11 Daniel Andujo
(2 - 1 - 0)
Loss
UD

Elwin «La Pulga» Soto Highlights

Katsunari Takayama

Katsunari Takayama

Katsunari Takayama is a Japanese boxer.
As a professional athlete, Takayama has been performing for 20 years.

Katsunari was born in Osaka, Osaka, Japan, on May 12, 1983.
He currently resides in Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan.

Last fight

The last fight of Katsunari Takayama took place on December 27, 2020 against Reiya KonishiReiya Konishi.
Takayama won by unanimous decision (UD).

First world title

On April 4, 2005 Katsunari Takayama became the WBC minimumweight champion.
The Japanese defeated world champion Isaac Bustos.

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 41
  • Wins: 32
  • Wins by KO: 12
  • Wins by dec: 20
  • Losses: 8
  • Losses by KO: 1
  • Losses by dec: 7
  • Draws: 0
  • No contests: 1

Professional career

How many fights did Katsunari Takayama have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2021-05-08 Elwin Soto
(18 - 1 - 0)
Loss
TKO
WBO World Light Flyweight Title
2020-12-27 Reiya Konishi
(17 - 2 - 0)
Win
UD
2016-08-20 Riku Kano
(10 - 1 - 1)
Win
TD
vacant WBO World Minimumweight Title
2015-12-31 Jose Argumedo
(16 - 3 - 1)
Loss
TD
IBF World Minimumweight Title
2015-09-27 Ryuji Hara
(19 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBF World Minimumweight Title
2015-04-22 Teeraphong Utaida
(29 - 3 - 1)
Win
TD
IBF World Minimumweight Title
2014-12-31 Go Odaira
(11 - 3 - 3)
Win
TKO
vacant IBF World Minimumweight Title
vacant WBO World Minimumweight Title
2014-08-09 Francisco Rodriguez Jr
(17 - 2 - 0)
Loss
UD
IBF World Minimumweight Title
WBO World Minimumweight Title
2014-05-07 Shin Ono
(17 - 5 - 2)
Win
UD
IBF World Minimumweight Title
2013-12-03 Vergilio Silvano
(17 - 2 - 1)
Win
UD
IBF World Minimumweight Title
2013-03-30 Mario Rodriguez
(15 - 6 - 4)
Win
UD
IBF World Minimumweight Title
2012-10-13 Mateo Handig
(12 - 5 - 0)
Loss
SD
vacant IBF Pan Pacific Minimumweight Title
2012-03-30 Nkosinathi Joyi
(21 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
IBF World Minimumweight Title
2011-01-29 Nkosinathi Joyi
(21 - 0 - 0)
No contest
NC
IBF World Minimumweight Title
2010-09-01 Tshepo Lefele
(17 - 3 - 0)
Win
TKO
2009-07-14 Roman Gonzalez
(23 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBA World Minimumweight Title
2009-03-12 Roemart Sentillas
(7 - 4 - 0)
Win
UD
2008-09-22 Javier Murillo
(8 - 9 - 1)
Win
UD
2008-04-28 Mating Kilakil
(9 - 1 - 3)
Win
KO
2008-01-05 Bunnam Thammakhun
(5 - 5 - 0)
Win
TKO
2007-10-06 Fabio Marfa
(24 - 20 - 4)
Win
UD
2007-04-07 Yutaka Niida
(20 - 1 - 3)
Loss
SD
WBA World Minimumweight Title
2006-11-07 Carlos Melo
(16 - 4 - 0)
Win
TD
WBA Interim World Minimumweight Title
2006-03-18 Satoshi Kogumazaka
(25 - 6 - 3)
Win
TD
Japanese Minimumweight Title
2005-12-03 Rollen Del Castillo
(11 - 2 - 0)
Win
TD
2005-08-06 Eagle Den Junlaphan
(13 - 1 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBC World Minimumweight Title
2005-04-04 Isaac Bustos
(24 - 6 - 3)
Win
UD
WBC World Minimumweight Title
2004-12-08 Khamhaeng Phanmee
(6 - 14 - 0)
Win
KO
2004-08-07 Elmer Gejon
(12 - 5 - 1)
Win
MD
2004-02-15 Kosuke Fujiwara
(7 - 3 - 0)
Win
UD
2003-12-21 Chanchai Thapthani
(0 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
2003-04-21 Masato Hatakeyama
(9 - 2 - 1)
Loss
TKO
Japanese Light Flyweight Title
2002-10-14 Kam Motma
(23 - 4 - 2)
Win
MD
2002-07-13 Takashi Okajima
(9 - 2 - 2)
Win
TKO
2002-05-05 Daisaku Kashiwagi
(1 - 3 - 3)
Win
TKO
2001-12-15 Koyo Yamazaki
(5 - 0 - 0)
Win
PTS
2001-11-18 Yoshifumi Nishimura
(2 - 0 - 0)
Win
TKO
2001-10-13 Daigoro Omagari
(0 - 2 - 1)
Win
PTS
2001-09-13 Hiroaki Kusunoki
(5 - 0 - 0)
Win
PTS
2001-07-22 Taiki Tatsuiwa
(0 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
2001-04-28 Takashi Kunishige
(2 - 0 - 0)
Win
PTS
2000-10-18 Yozo Nakamura
(debut)
Win
TKO

All Katsunari Takayama's losses

Who all beat Katsunari Takayama?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2021-05-08 Elwin Soto
(18 - 1 - 0)
Loss
TKO
WBO World Light Flyweight Title
2015-12-31 Jose Argumedo
(16 - 3 - 1)
Loss
TD
IBF World Minimumweight Title
2014-08-09 Francisco Rodriguez Jr
(17 - 2 - 0)
Loss
UD
IBF World Minimumweight Title
WBO World Minimumweight Title
2012-10-13 Mateo Handig
(12 - 5 - 0)
Loss
SD
vacant IBF Pan Pacific Minimumweight Title
2012-03-30 Nkosinathi Joyi
(21 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
IBF World Minimumweight Title
2009-07-14 Roman Gonzalez
(23 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBA World Minimumweight Title
2007-04-07 Yutaka Niida
(20 - 1 - 3)
Loss
SD
WBA World Minimumweight Title
2005-08-06 Eagle Den Junlaphan
(13 - 1 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBC World Minimumweight Title
2003-04-21 Masato Hatakeyama
(9 - 2 - 1)
Loss
TKO
Japanese Light Flyweight Title

Katsunari Takayama Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Soto to win: 1/4
  • Takayama to win: 3/2
  • Draw: 17/1

Prediction

Sergey Loktev
Who will win: Soto or Takayama?

Soto and Takayama are boxers who play in different leagues.
Elwin Soto will win by technical knockout.

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