Jorge Paez of Mexicali, Mexico, a former circus clown, spends as much time working on his flashy dance steps as pop diva Janet Jackson, who recently finished a three-night stand at the Forum.
Paez, who is known for his antics, treated a Monday night fight crowd of 4,568 at the Forum to quite a show before his 10-round lightweight bout against Mauricio Aceves of Mexico City.
Paez entered the ring wearing a white cowboy hat, garish shorts with multicolored spots and purple shoes with tassels. His shorts bore the name of a car dealer, and he had the name of a clothing company shaved into the back of his hair.
Paez, who danced his way through the first round, quickly got serious long enough to score a unanimous decision over Aceves. Judges Dick Young and Pat Russell scored it 97-92 for Paez, while Larry Rozadillo scored it 98-91 for Paez, who had a point deducted for clowning in the 10th round by referee Larry Moret.