PHOENIX, AZ -- Ryan Burton catches the official weighin for the first defense of undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) interim super lightweight world champion JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR., who returns tomorrow night to defend his title against Mexican buzzsaw JORGE "Maromerito" PAEZ. JR. on Friday, May 15 at US Airways Center. The world championship battle will be televised live on “The MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV” at 10:00 p.m. ET. The live telecast will open with undefeated Top-10 contender ANTONIO "Relentless" OROZCO in a 10-round super lightweight rumble with power-punching EMMANUEL "The Tranzforma" TAYLOR.
The four warriors boast a combined record of 98-8-2 (65 KOs) -- a winning ratio of 91% with two-thirds of those victories coming by way of knockout. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Golden Boy Promotions, tickets to the Benavidez vs. Paez / Orozco vs. Taylor world championship event, priced at $100, $75, $60, $40 and $20, may be purchased online at www.Ticketmaster.com or www.USAirwaysCenter.com . To charge by phone call 1-800-745-3000.