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Jorge Paez Jr Signs With Sycuan Ringside Promotions

01.11.05 - Jorge Paez Jr., the teenage son of former world champion Jorge Paez, has signed an exclusive, long-term promotional agreement with Sycuan Ringside Promotions it was announced today. The 17-year-old Paez, from Mexicali, Mexico, already has a record of 5-0 with five knockouts, all coming in the first or second round..

“We’re delighted to be working with and in behalf of such an outstanding young talent like Jorge Paez Jr.,” said Glenn Quiroga, president of Sycuan Ringside Promotions of San Diego.

“Not only is Jorge Jr. immensely talented, but he’s exciting and colorful as well,” said Quiroga. “Considering his age and his exceptional skill level, we believe he has one of the brightest futures in the sport of boxing. There’s no limit to what he can achieve in the ring and the popularity he can engender.”

Paez Jr. weighed 125 pounds for his pro debut Feb. 4 of this year and was down to 121 pounds for his second bout March 18. However, in his most recent outing, on a Sycuan Ringside Promotions card in Laredo, Texas, Aug. 12, he was a 138-pound super lightweight.

Paez Jr. had an amateur record of 80-1.

Paez Sr. fought professionally from 1984 through 2003, had a record of 79-14-5 with 51 knockouts and was the International Boxing Federation featherweight champion from 1988 through 1990.

Sycuan Ringside Promotions is considered to be the fastest-growing and most dynamic promotional entity in the sport. Sycuan Ringside Promotions made its promotional debut during 2004, but already has or had three world champions and has promoted and presented world title bouts on premium cable networks.

Sycuan Ringside Promotions has many notable boxers in its stable including IBF junior featherweight champion Israel Vazquez, former IBF lightweight champ Julio Diaz, undefeated former World Boxing Organization junior featherweight champ and current WBO No. 1 featherweight Joan Guzman and World Boxing Council No. 1 welterweight contender Carlos Baldomir.

Sycuan Ringside Promotions is led by Quiroga; Willie Tucker Sr., senior vice president; Scott Woodworth, vice president of boxing operations; and Michael Marley, vice president of public relations.

Article posted on 02.11.2005



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