Vito Soto (born March 15, 1955) was a Columbian professional boxer who competed during the 1980s until an unknown time. He competed in the Heavyweight division and was nicknamed "The Head-Hunter". Vito also held the Pan-American Heavyweight Championship for four years. He is a playable character in Rocky (video game).

In 1982 (Rocky III), Vito fought Rocky Balboa for the Heavyweight Championship. Vito can be seen towards the end of the montage, where he was knocked out by Balboa.[1]

Professional Career

Vito Soto (born March 15, 1955) was born and raised in Cartagena, Columbia. He fought in the Heavyweight Division for several years. He held the Pan-American Championship for over four years but was never able to capture the Heavyweight Championship. He came close, challenging Rocky Balboa for the title in 1982, only to be knocked out.  

During his prime, Vito was described as having all the tools of a great boxer and vast experience. He was considered to be a very smart fighter with a high Fight-IQ who can handle just about any situation in the ring.[2] 


Boxing Attires


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