Soto Karass Decisions Aydin

By Robert Ecksel on January 26, 2013
Soto Karass Decisions Aydin
It was a big win for Soto Karass, but an even bigger loss for Selcuk Aydin. (Villasenor)


Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jesus Soto Karass (27-8-3, 17 KOs), aka Renuente, brought it to Selcuk Aydin (23-2, 17 KOs) to win a majority decision after 10 rounds by scores of 95-95 and 97-93 twice.

Soto Karass, fighting out of the red corner in dark green trunks with yellow trim, was looking to rebound from his TKO8 loss to Marcos Maidana in his last fight in Sept. 2012. Losing to Maidana is no crime and Soto Karass, from Los Angeles via Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, bounced back in fine fashion. In the early rounds he went to the body. As the fight progressed he mixed it up, stalked Aydin, and dominated the action.

Aydin, fighting out of the blue corner in black trunks trimmed in gold, also wanted to put his last fight, a decision loss to Robert Guerrero in July 2012, behind him. The Turk managed to win the first round by a hair, at which point Soto Karass took charge. Despite having faster hands and greater mobility, Aydin didn’t deliver enough punches, and his timing was off, especially in the early going, to make a lasting impression.

Given his sterling amateur background, where his record was 360-20, expectations for Aydin were riding high. But that was then and this is now. Although he’s only 29, compared to 30 years for Soto Karass, Aydin fought like a man older than his years, which is never a good thing in boxing.

Soto Karass was the bigger man. He was also the busier man. Aydin had his moments down the stretch, but it was too little too late to dissuade his opponent from continuing to pour it on, or to dissuade the judges from awarding to fight to Soto Karass.

While Aydin hung his head dejectedly in the corner after the decision was read, Soto Karass was feeling on top of the world.

“I managed it a little different,” he said, comparing this fight to his last outing. “I have more of a boxing skill and that’s what I demonstrated tonight. We thought that he was going to come out straight. So we tried to box to start the fight, and then we kind of changed plans.”

Change of plans or not, it was a big win for Soto Karass. It was, however, an even bigger loss for Selcuk Aydin.

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  1. the thresher 10:34am, 01/27/2013

    This is what real boxing is all about. Never give up.

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