Star Boxing’s exciting contender EMANUEL “The Tranzforma” TAYLOR (18-3, 12 KOs) and ANTONIO “Relentless” OROZCO (21-0, 15 knockouts) weighed in tonight for their 10-round super lightweight co-main event this Friday night, May 15th, at the US Airways Centre in Phoenix, Arizona. TruTV will televise live beginning at 10:00 PM/ET.
Emanuel Taylor 141 lb
Antonio Orozco 141 lb
The Orozco-Taylor tilt will be on the undercard of undefeated WBA interim super lightweight world champion JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR. in his first title defense, against Mexican standout JORGE “Maromerito” PAEZ, JR.
Taylor, who returns to the ring with two of his last three victories coming by way of knockout, has turned back such top-flight fighters as once-defeated Raymond Serrano, no. 4 world rated Victor Cayo, and highly-touted Karim Mayfield. The native of Edgewood Arsenal, MD, has distinguished himself going the distance in decision losses to former world champions Adrien Broner and Star Boxing’s own Chris Algieri in nationally-televised bouts.
Orozco is a native of Tecate, Baja California, Mexico who fights out of San Diego, and has won seven of his last nine bouts by knockout. Impressive victories over Forbes, as well as seasoned veterans Martin Honorio, Ivan Hernandez and Miguel Huerta have propelled Orozco to No. 9 in the International Boxing Federation’s (IBF) junior welterweight world ratings.
Orozco vs. Taylor is presented by Golden Boy Promotions, in association with Star Boxing.