Advertisement
Advertisement

Jorge Paez Jr. Stops Francisco Fuentes In Nine Rounds

By Jake Donovan

Jorge Paez Jr. picked up his seventh straight win with a ninth round stoppage of Francisco Fuentes in their main event Saturday evening in Morelia, Mexico. 

The fight ended much better than it began for Paez Jr, who looked sluggish (and fleshy) in the early rounds. Fuentes outworked the famous fighting offspring en route to winning the first three rounds, but failed to maintain momentum.

Paez Jr. finally hit his stride in round four and never looked back. The second-generation boxer pulled a clean sweep from that point onward, threatening to end the fight in a two-knockdown sixth round that saw Fuentes nearly counted out. 

The end eventually came early in the ninth round. Fuentes hit the deck for the third time in the fight. He struggled to rise to his feet during the mandatory eight count, at which point the referee decided the fighter was in no condition to properly defend himself any longer.

The official time was 0:36 of round nine. 

Paez Jr. advances to 34-4-1 (20KO), picking up his first stoppage win in nearly a year after having struggled to close decision wins in each of his past two contests.

Fuentes snaps a four-fight win streak as he falls to 16-4-1 (13KO).

UNDERCARD

Felipe Orucuta scored a first-round stoppage over Filipino journeyman Fernando Lumacad. 

The fight never really had a chance to get going, as Orucuta was fighting at a measured pace while Lumacad remained on the outside. A jab and short left hook was enough for the visiting fighter to find a soft spot on the canvas and lie down, as neither shot appeared particularly knockout worthy.

Nevertheless, a ten-count was reached at 2:16 of round one.

Orucuta picks up his eighth straight win - all by knockout - as he improves to 27-1 (23KO). His lone loss came just over two years ago, dropping a razor-thin decision to now unbeaten contender Daniel Rosas in a prospect-based TV Azteca tourmament. 

Lumacad has now lost three of his last four as he falls to 27-6-3 (12KO).

Junior flyweight prospect Francisco Rodriguez Jr. picked up his fourth straight win with a 3rd round knockout over veteran Manuel 'El Chango' Vargas. 

Rodriguez Jr. (10-1, 8KO) won the opening two rounds before laying on the heat in the third. The referee was a bit quick on the trigger, though Vargas (33-11-1, 10KO) was in retreat and not throwing back when the fight was stopped at 0:44 of round three.

Local flyweight Ismael Garnica won a four-round unanimous decision over Jaime Jimenez. An opening round knockdown set the tone for Garnica (4-2, 1KO), who was in the lead for the entire bout but forced to work every step of the way. Jimenez (0-2) fought hard, though forced to settle for a moral victory in lasting the distance.

All bouts aired live on TV Azteca.

Jake Donovan is the Boxingscene.com Managing Editor, Records Keeper for Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a voting member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
Tags: Jorge Paez Jr. image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 01-27-2013

I am glad to hear that Paez won last night keep it up Jr.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Mike Tyson: You Can't Call Tyson Fury a Bum After Klitschko Win LIVE Golden Boy Fight Results From Hollywood, California Photos: Francisco Vargas Throws Out First Pitch at Dodgers Game Showtime Sues Top Rank: Mayweather-Pacquiao Legal Fee Dispute Fernando Montiel Not Looking To Retire, Plans To Fight Again Tony Bellew Gets Celebrity Backing as He Enters Makabu Fight Mike Tyson Lands Role in Reboot of The Kickboxer Franchise Duran Confident Mosley Secures Shot at Thurman-Porter Winner Sugar Ray Leonard: I Told Mayweather I Would Have Beat Him Photos: Ruslan Provodnikov, John Molina Training For War Nate Diaz: I'd Whoop Mayweather, McGregor Asses in One Night! Margarito Says Ramon Alvarez Likely, Wants Canelo Next Roach: Pacquiao Can Return For Canelo, But Floyd is Bigger Draw Hassan N'Dam vs. Swierzbinski, Amar-Demchenko Will Go Ahead Agit Kabayel Helping Tyson Fury Prepare For Klitschko Rematch Casimero is Ready, Wants Roman Gonzalez Unification Next Fortune To McGregor: Forget Mayweather, Shut Up F***ing Yapper! Povetkin's Promoter Embraces WBC Ruling on Deontay Wilder Mike Tyson: Foolish Plan, But Olympic Amateurs Might Beat Pros Anthony Cacace, Barry McGuigan Decide To Part Ways Hearn Urges Haye To Face Whyte To Speed Up Road To Joshua Deontay Wilder Granted Permission To Make Voluntary By WBC Zolani Tete: Haskins and McDonnell are Holding My Titles Kathy Duva To Be Honored At 7th Annual Raging Babe Brunch Jurors Set For All-Star Boxing vs. Canelo/Golden Boy Lawsuit Jazza Dickens (Injury) Pulled From June 4 Liverpool Show Miguel Flores To Face Ruben Tamayo on PBC on FS1 Erislandy Lara Sees No Network Issues in Making Golovkin Fight Casimero Knocks Out Ruenroeng In Four, Wins Flyweight Crown Focal Point: Lebedev Rises To Top Of Red-Hot Cruiserweight Division Keith Thurman: We Don't Yet Know If Kell Brook is 'Really Special' Provodnikov: Golovkin Blows Out Canelo, GGG-Ward is The Fight Michael Buffer on The UK Scene and Tony Bellew Friendship Morrison, Johnson To Return On June 18 In Manchester Parker Eyes War With Joshua, Brushes Off Whyte's Trash Talk Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Shows His Power on The Heavy Bag Groves Feels Murray Never Recovered From Pounding By Golovkin Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Details Strategy, Camp For Molina Teddy Atlas: I Don't Think There is Any Interest in May-Pac Rematch Whyte Eyes Anthony Joshua Rematch: I Want To Whup His Ass!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement