Jorge Adolfo Páez
October 27, 1965
|Other names||El Maromero|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Reach||69 in (175 cm)|
|Wins by KO||52|
Jorge Adolfo Páez (born October 27, 1965) is a Mexican actor, circus performer and former professional boxer. In boxing he held the WBO and IBF featherweight titles. Paez's nickname of "El Maromero" is in honor of the somersault (referred to in Spanish as "maroma") acts he performs at the circus. It was in the circus that he learned acrobatic moves he would later use in the boxing ring. Páez is also the father of Azriel Páez, Jorge Páez Jr., and Airam Páez.
Paez has been a circus performer in his northwest Mexico hometown since he was very young. Jorge started boxing in San Luis Río Colorado. He is also the father of welterweight prospect Azriel Páez and WBC Youth Intercontinental welterweight champion Jorge Páez Jr.
Paez began boxing professionally on November 16, 1984, knocking out Efren Treno in three rounds.
From there on, he built a string of wins that led him to challenge IBF featherweight champion Calvin Grove in boxing's last 15 round world title fight. Paez was trailing on all three scorecards, but dropped the champion three times in the last round. The knockdowns provided an edge on the scorecards, making Paez IBF featherweight champion by a unanimous decision. He defended the title eight times, including a knockout in 11 against Grove in a rematch, a unanimous decision win former world champion Stevie Cruz and a split decision against future world champion Troy Dorsey.
Paez then vacated his titles and moved up in weight, only to lose to IBF super featherweight champion Tony Lopez. Paez continued to fight, but he had mixed results versus former world champion Lupe Suarez and against Tracy Spann; he and Suarez drew in 10 rounds, and he beat Spann by a 10-round decision.
On November 6, 1992, Paez fought against future world champion Rafael Ruelas for the NABF lightweight title, losing by TKO in the 10 round. On July 17, 1993, he lost to Freddie Pendleton by a decision in twelve for the IBF lightweight title
On July 29, 1994, he was given a shot at the vacant WBO lightweight title against rising superstar Oscar De La Hoya. Paez lost by a knockout in round two.
Paez then went up against WBA super featherweight champion Genaro Hernandez in a non-title bout, losing by TKO in the 8th round due to cuts. On August 17, 1996, he won the WBC Continental Americas super featherweight regional title by knocking out Narciso Valenzuela in 3 rounds. Paez would then lose that title in his next match against Julian Wheeler but regained it by beating Wheeler in the rematch.
On August 7, 1997, he lost by a knockout in eight rounds to Angel Manfredy. After three victories, Paez lost via a devastating one-punch knockout in seven rounds to Augie Sanchez in May 1999. In his next bout in October 1999, Paez boxed future lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo, losing by KO in the fifth round.
Paez continued to box on over the next few years, winning a long string of bouts against a lower level of opposition.
Injuries and Retirement
Paez was supposed to fight Jesús Chávez on March 29, 2003. However, it was discovered that Paez suffered from brain swelling, putting the fight with Jesús Chávez and his career in serious jeopardy. Despite these findings, Paez fought on, and on December 5, 2003, in Phoenix, Arizona, he defeated Scott McCraken by a ten-round split decision in what would be Paez's final match.
His overall record was 79-14-5 (51 KOs).
Professional boxing record
|98 fights||79 wins||14 losses|
|98||Win||79–14–5||Scott McCracken||SD||10||Dec 5, 2003||Dodge Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|97||Win||78–14–5||Rodney Jones||UD||10||Sep 26, 2003||DePaul Athletic Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|96||Win||77–14–5||Rubén Galván||UD||10||Jul 25, 2003||Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|95||Win||76–14–5||Silverio Ortiz||TD||7 (10)||Feb 7, 2003||HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, U.S.|
|94||Win||75–14–5||Sandro Marcos||TKO||3 (10)||Dec 13, 2002||Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.|
|93||Win||74–14–5||Juan Angel Macias||TKO||8 (10)||Sep 28, 2002||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.|
|92||Win||73–14–5||Agustin Lorenzo||KO||3 (10)||Jun 26, 2002||Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California, U.S.|
|91||Win||72–14–5||Mike Juarez||KO||5 (10)||May 17, 2002||Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.|
|90||Win||71–14–5||Tom Johnson||TKO||2 (10)||Feb 22, 2002||Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California, U.S.|
|89||Draw||70–14–5||Justo Sanchez||TD||1 (10)||Sep 23, 2001||Stateline Casino, West Wendover, Utah, U.S.|
|88||Win||70–14–4||Verdell Smith||TKO||3 (10)||Sep 7, 2001||Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico|
|87||Win||69–14–4||Adarryl Johnson||TKO||5 (10)||Jun 24, 2001||Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley, Idaho, U.S.|
|86||Win||68–14–4||Verdell Smith||UD||10||Apr 22, 2001||Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, U.S.|
|85||Win||67–14–4||Michael Davis||MD||10||Nov 26, 2000||Midnight Rodeo, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|84||Win||66–14–4||Justo Sanchez||SD||10||Sep 24, 2000||Silver Smith Casino, West Wendover, Nevada, U.S.|
|83||Win||65–14–4||Jorge Ramirez||TKO||5 (10)||Aug 26, 2000||Selland Arena, Fresno, California, U.S.|
|82||Win||64–14–4||Angel Aldama||RTD||3 (10)||Apr 29, 2000||Peppermill Hotel & Casino, Reno, Nevada, U.S.|
|81||Win||63–14–4||Jose Antonio Ocampo||KO||2 (10)||Apr 8, 2000||Blancas Bazaar, Imperial Beach, California, U.S.|
|80||Loss||62–14–4||José Luis Castillo||TKO||5 (12)||Oct 15, 1999||Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico||For vacant IBA super featherweight title|
|79||Loss||62–13–4||Augie Sanchez||KO||7 (10)||May 8, 1999||Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|78||Win||62–12–4||Juan Polo Perez||KO||2 (12)||Nov 14, 1998||County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, U.S.||Won vacant IBA Americas super featherweight title|
|77||Win||61–12–4||Victor Hugo Paz||UD||10||Sep 12, 1998||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, U.S.|
|76||Win||60–12–4||Juan Angel Macias||KO||6 (12)||Mar 28, 1998||Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.||Won vacant NABU super featherweight title|
|75||Loss||59–12–4||Angel Manfredy||TKO||8 (12)||Aug 2, 1997||Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, U.S.||For WBU super featherweight title|
|74||Win||59–11–4||Gerald Gray||RTD||5 (12)||Apr 26, 1997||Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC Continental Americas super featherweight title|
|73||Win||58–11–4||Julian Wheeler||SD||12||Jan 13, 1997||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.||Won WBC Continental Americas super featherweight title|
|72||Loss||57–11–4||Julian Wheeler||UD||12||Oct 19, 1996||Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, U.S.||Lost WBC Continental Americas super featherweight title|
|71||Win||57–10–4||Narciso Valenzuela Romo||KO||3 (12)||Aug 17, 1996||Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, U.S.||Won vacant WBC Continental Americas super featherweight title|
|70||Win||56–10–4||José Sanabria||TKO||6 (10)||May 4, 1996||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.|
|69||Win||55–10–4||Paris Alexander||TKO||5 (10)||Feb 15, 1996||Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|68||Win||54–10–4||Anthony Johnson||UD||10||Nov 16, 1995||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|67||Loss||53–10–4||Jose Vida Ramos||SD||12||Sep 30, 1995||Caesars Tahoe, Circus Maximus Showroom, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, U.S.||For vacant WBO NABO super featherweight title|
|66||Loss||53–9–4||Jose Vida Ramos||DQ||5 (10)||Jul 8, 1995||Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|65||Loss||53–8–4||Genaro Hernandez||TKO||8 (10)||Mar 31, 1995||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.|
|64||Loss||53–7–4||Oscar De La Hoya||KO||2 (12)||Jul 29, 1994||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.||For vacant WBO lightweight title|
|63||Win||53–6–4||Juan Gomez||UD||10||Jun 11, 1994||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|62||Win||52–6–4||Mauricio Aceves||UD||10||Apr 11, 1994||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|61||Win||51–6–4||Andres Sandoval||RTD||5 (10)||Feb 19, 1994||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|60||Win||50–6–4||Dominick Monaco||TKO||5 (?)||Nov 20, 1993||Morelia, Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico|
|59||Win||49–6–4||Raul Franco||TKO||10 (10)||Nov 15, 1993||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|58||Win||48–6–4||Danny Romero||KO||1 (?)||Oct 15, 1993||Nogales, Veracruz, Mexico|
|57||Win||47–6–4||Erick Madrid||TKO||4 (10)||Sep 13, 1993||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|56||Loss||46–6–4||Freddie Pendleton||UD||12||Jul 17, 1993||Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.||For IBF lightweight title|
|55||Win||46–5–4||Jesse Torres||UD||10||May 18, 1993||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|54||Win||45–5–4||Ramon Felix||TKO||8 (10)||Mar 13, 1993||Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|53||Win||44–5–4||Alberto Castro||TKO||3 (10)||Dec 11, 1992||Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico|
|52||Loss||43–5–4||Rafael Ruelas||RTD||10 (12)||Nov 6, 1992||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.||For vacant NABF lightweight title|
|51||Win||43–4–4||Brian Brown||TKO||6 (10)||Aug 24, 1992||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|50||Win||42–4–4||Roger Bonine||KO||1 (10)||Jul 17, 1992||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|49||Win||41–4–4||Eduardo Perez||UD||10||May 29, 1992||Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|48||Win||40–4–4||Johnny De La Rosa||UD||10||Mar 27, 1992||Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|47||Win||39–4–4||Benny Medina||UD||10||Feb 17, 1992||Palenque del Hipódromo de Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|46||Loss||38–4–4||Pernell Whitaker||UD||12||Oct 5, 1991||Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada, U.S.||For WBA, WBC, and IBF lightweight titles|
|45||Win||38–3–4||Tracy Spann||MD||10||Jun 14, 1991||Arco Arena, Sacramento, California, U.S.|
|44||Draw||37–3–4||Lupe Suarez||TD||4 (10)||Apr 19, 1991||Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|43||Win||37–3–3||Jorge Ramirez||MD||10||Mar 8, 1991||Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico|
|42||Win||36–3–3||Javier Marquez||TKO||3 (10)||Jan 6, 1991||Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|41||Loss||35–3–3||Tony Lopez||UD||12||Sep 22, 1990||Arco Arena, Sacramento, California, U.S.||Lost IBF featherweight title|
|40||Draw||35–2–3||Troy Dorsey||SD||12||Jul 8, 1990||Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.||Retained IBF and WBO featherweight titles|
|39||Win||35–2–2||Louie Espinoza||SD||12||Apr 7, 1990||Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.||Retained IBF featherweight title;|
Won WBO featherweight title
|38||Win||34–2–2||Troy Dorsey||SD||12||Feb 4, 1990||Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.||Retained IBF featherweight title|
|37||Win||33–2–2||Lupe Gutierrez||TKO||6 (12)||Dec 9, 1989||Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, U.S.||Retained IBF featherweight title|
|36||Win||32–2–2||Fernando Segura||UD||4||Nov 11, 1989||Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|35||Win||31–2–2||Allan Makitoki||TKO||6 (10)||Oct 23, 1989||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|34||Win||30–2–2||Jose Mario Lopez||KO||2 (12)||Sep 16, 1989||Monumental Plaza de Toros México, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico||Retained IBF featherweight title|
|33||Win||29–2–2||Steve Cruz||UD||12||Aug 6, 1989||County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, U.S.||Retained IBF featherweight title|
|32||Draw||28–2–2||Louie Espinoza||SD||12||May 21, 1989||Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.||Retained IBF featherweight title|
|31||Win||28–2–1||Calvin Grove||TKO||11 (12)||Mar 30, 1989||Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico||Retained IBF featherweight title|
|30||Win||27–2–1||Miguel Molina||KO||6 (?)||Sep 30, 1988||Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico|
|29||Win||26–2–1||Calvin Grove||MD||15||Aug 4, 1988||Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico||Won IBF featherweight title|
|28||Win||25–2–1||Martin Garcia||KO||6 (?)||May 28, 1988||Plaza de Toros, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|27||Win||24–2–1||Rafael Toledo||TKO||2 (10)||Apr 22, 1988||Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|26||Win||23–2–1||Carlos Linares||KO||3 (?)||Apr 4, 1988||Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|25||Win||22–2–1||Rosendo Alonso||KO||1 (?)||Feb 26, 1988||La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico|
|24||Win||21–2–1||Elpidio Infante||RTD||7 (10)||Feb 5, 1988||Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|23||Win||20–2–1||Martin Torres||KO||4 (10)||Dec 18, 1987||Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|22||Win||19–2–1||Jesus Lopez||KO||2 (10)||Dec 4, 1987||Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|21||Win||18–2–1||Robert Lewis||UD||10||Oct 30, 1987||Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|20||Win||17–2–1||Refugio Alvarado||TKO||7 (10)||Jul 25, 1987||Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|19||Win||16–2–1||Arnel Arrozal||RTD||5 (10)||May 22, 1987||Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|18||Win||15–2–1||Silvestre Castillo||KO||6 (6)||Apr 25, 1987||Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|17||Win||14–2–1||Marco Antonio Santos||KO||5 (10)||Mar 20, 1987||Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|16||Win||13–2–1||Alejandro Mayorga||UD||10||Mar 1, 1987||Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|15||Win||12–2–1||Jose Millan||KO||2 (10)||Feb 15, 1987||Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|14||Win||11–2–1||Alejandro Mayorga||UD||10||Jan 1, 1987||Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|13||Win||10–2–1||Noe Gonzalez||KO||3 (10)||Dec 6, 1986||Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|12||Win||9–2–1||Carlos Galan||KO||1 (10)||Oct 3, 1986||Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|11||Win||8–2–1||Jesus Rojas||PTS||10||Sep 16, 1986||Auditorio Municipal, Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico|
|10||Loss||7–2–1||Miguel Molina||PTS||6||Jul 28, 1986||Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|9||Win||7–1–1||Martin Moreno||KO||1 (6)||Jun 27, 1986||San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico|
|8||Win||6–1–1||Salvador Sara||KO||1 (?)||Apr 22, 1986||San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico|
|7||Win||5–1–1||Efren Tineo||KO||3 (6)||Nov 1, 1985||Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|6||Draw||4–1–1||Mario Rivera||PTS||6||Jul 29, 1985||Arena Tijuana 72, Tijuana, Mexico|
|5||Loss||4–1||Salomon Villavicencio||PTS||4||Apr 16, 1985||Tijuana, Mexico|
|4||Win||4–0||Jose Luis Luna||TKO||1 (4),||Mar 30, 1985||Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Mexico|
|3||Win||3–0||Manuel Armenta||KO||1||Feb 8, 1985||Sonora, Mexico|
|2||Win||2–0||Julio Cesar Medina||KO||2||Dec 14, 1984||Sonora, Mexico|
|1||Win||1–0||Efren Tineo||TKO||3||Nov 16, 1984||Sonora, Mexico|
Outside the Ring
Paez had a brief supporting role with World Wrestling Entertainment as an associate of Rey Mysterio, and accompanied him to the ring at the No Way Out pay-per-view event on February 15, 2004. Paez also appeared in Mysterio's music video for his song from the WWE Originals album, "Crossing Borders."
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