While packing goods in a store and then cleaning rooms in a hotel, Elwin “Pulga” Soto He never stopped thinking about boxing and now reaps the fruits of all his effort. Today he is the light fly champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) for more than two years and on Saturday he will make the fourth starting defense.
“My coach has a hotel called Posada del Mar, I worked there, cleaned rooms ”, he recalls Elwin soto in an interview with LEFT PUNCH. “Before, when I started boxing around 8 or 9 years old, I used to pack in a store as well. This is how I have spent it, working all the time, boxing and studying ”.
That desire to excel has him at a great time in his career and completely focused on the sport of fists. Today, he is ready for the fight he will have on Saturday against the Puerto Rican Jonathan “Bomba” González. He has the sole objective of remaining world champion at 108 pounds.
“Right now I’m just dedicated to boxing,” added the Flea soto. “I want to thank Mexico Marina, I am a naval athlete and thanks to that I am 100 percent focused on what my sport is, boxing.”
It was on June 21, 2019 when Elwin soto was crowned after knocking out Angel Acosta. That light flyweight title, the native of San Felipe, Baja California has already defended it three times. However, he is not satisfied, because he wants to continue on the throne, get better bags and give a show.
“That’s what it is about, that in each fight my bags go up much more,” he commented. Soto. “We are going to try to put on a good show and for people to see that the little weights can put on a great show like the greats. The truth is, I have struggled a lot to be where I am and as I always say, I will try to fight for what is mine, the world championship ”.
Where to see Pulga Soto against Jonathan González?
Elwin soto will seek to knock out the Gonzalez pump this Saturday, when they face each other in one of the co-star suits of the card that will be headed by Mikey Garcia and Sandor martin, at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California.
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