1996-07-06 Luisito Espinosa w pts 12 Cesar Soto, Luneta Park Grandstand, Manila, Philippines - WBC

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1996-07-06 Luisito Espinosa w pts 12 Cesar Soto, Luneta Park Grandstand, Manila, Philippines - WBC. Referee: Arthur Mercante. Scorecards: 117-112, 115-112, 115-112. Although getting caught early on the champion picked it up in the third when consistently countering the oncoming Soto (125¼) to set up the way the fight would go. The hard-punching Soto, who was deducted a point for going low in the eighth, accelerated in the last two sessions, but the fast-moving Espinosa (125) gave him few opportunities.