Jorge Paez Jr.
Phoenix’s favorite son and undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Jose Benavidez Jr. will be making his first title defense, against Mexican buzz saw Jorge “Maromerito” Paez, Jr., on Friday, May 15 at US Airways Center, live on The MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTVat 10:00 p.m. ET. In the televised co-main event, undefeated contender Antonio “Relentless” Orozco takes on power-punching Emmanuel “The Tranzforma” Taylor in a 10-round super lightweight rumble. Continue reading
37-year-old former three division world champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales (52-9, 36 KO’s) returns to the ring in two months to face Jorge Paez Jr. (37-4-1, 22 KO’s) in a scheduled 12 round bout at the Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. For Morales, this will be his first fight since he was stopped in the 4th round by WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia in October of 2012 in their rematch.
Morales has been sitting idle all this time and rusting away. For a fighter Morales’ age it’s not good for him to be out of the ring for as long as he’s been because there’s too much rust that can set in for the aging star. Continue reading