Omar “Lobito” Soto beats Glenn “The Bomber” Donaire

By on September 18, 2012


Omar “Lobito” Soto closed the fight strong to gain the title (photo by Robert Richards)

Tampa, Fla. – In an action packed night of fights  that included Glenn “The Bomber” Donaire (19-5-1, 10 KOs) who lost a 12 round unanimous decision to Omar “Lobito” Soto (23-9-2, 15 KOs) in a bout for the vacant NABO flyweight title on Friday night at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida.

Flyweights Glenn Donaire- Omar Soto battled it out starting with a slow pace.  Donaire landed nice combinations on  Soto.  Soto stayed tough by  responding with good counterpunching catching Donaire with nice hard right.  In round two Doniare starts off quick by landing a hard upper cut on Soto, with both fighters starting to heat it up.  Doniare who was looking relaxed starts to mix it up with Soto getting the best of him in the round.

Donaire keeping the pressure on but Soto kept landing right hands to the face of Donaire.  Round three was a little harder to score with Soto countering and coming over the top.  Donaire was still catching Soto and both fighters continuing opposing their will.

Soto has all the weapons but sitting on his right hand,  Donaire  put on punching clinic.  Soto really was getting close to Donaire by responding with a low blow and was warned by the referee.  Soto establishing himself by fighting harder in the fourth and at this point I had the scorecard even.

Soto continues to find those moments too attack Donaire who is taking away Soto’s jab by good head movement.  Donaire was getting closer in the round while landing punches to the counter Soto who doesn’t move his head that much.  Round 5 went to Donaire.

Both fighters showing their grudge in the 6th round.   So far this was a roller coaster fight,  very technical but Soto took the fight up a level by creating a busy round.

In the balance of the rounds Soto closes the show just all over Donaire in the championship rounds becoming the spoiler taking the win by scores of 118-110 twice and 116-112.

 There was plenty of under-card action:

In the opening bout, welcome to the four corners in his pro debut fighting out of Palm Harbor, Florida

Willie Jones. Jones showed off his right hook and landed explosive clean blows against Allen Williams that came forward all night in very un-relaxed fashion.   Williams took a lot of punishment throughout the contest with Jones landed a very nice right hook in the 4th round that drops Williams.  Jones continued with a series of punches as Referee Dennis DeBon jumps in to halt the action giving a TKO victory to Jones.


Heavyweight  Jason “Half Man Half Amazing” Barnett goes 14-14 with 7 KO demolishes heavyweight Terrance “Big Jim” Marba 6-3, 5 KO. The fight was stopped by Physician Taras Kochno in the 3rd round.  Marba took a shot to the lower lip that opened up and he could not continue.


Jorge Flores makes quick work of Lacy what have been a pay-per-view nightmare.

Blast Off! Cuban fighter Jorge Flores stopped local Kenny Lacy at .33 of the 1st Round


Black over Benjamin:   St. Petersburg’s Alfonzo Black 3-0, 2KO out boxes Joseph Benjamin takes the Unisonous decision 40-36 all 3 judge’s cards.


Lightweight  Amos Cowart Jr. takes his record to 6-0, with 5KO’s by out-working Yanier P. Rey.  A TKO win for Cowart Jr. at 2:48 in the 4th round.

Middleweights Derrick Samuels 18-4, 5KO after 3 yr lay off comes back to get the UD over Tim Hall 7-13, 4KO.

, a local fighter, dominated Juan Cruz from Puerto Rico for an unanimous decsision  win.


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