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May 22, 1989
Jorge Paez of Mexico retained his International Boxing Federation featherweight title in a 12-round draw with hometown favorite Louie Espinoza in Phoenix.
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April 21, 1996 | STEVE SPRINGER
Junior-lightweight Jorge Paez wants to be taken seriously. At age 30, the former two-time world champion says he's done with the heavy drinking, done with the flashy cars, done with life in the fast lane. Instead, he's now driving himself toward a shot at another title. He's gotten rid of his trainers, pruned his bloated entourage to a precious few and whipped his body into shape. The general reaction? Often a yawn or a snicker. Some people just don't take Paez seriously.
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April 1, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Junior lightweight Genaro Hernandez stopped Jorge Paez on cuts after eight rounds of a non-title bout, but he lost a little clout in his ongoing public relations war with Oscar De La Hoya with an unimpressive performance Friday night at The Pond before 12,479 fans. In the main event, Humberto (Chiquita) Gonzalez pounded Jesus Zuniga for four rounds, then finished him off with a wicked left-right combination in the fifth.
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April 20, 1996 | Steve Springer
Junior-lightweight Jorge Paez wants to be taken seriously. At age 30, the former two-time world champion says he's done with the heavy drinking, done with the flashy cars, done with life in the fast lane. Instead, he's now driving himself toward a shot at another title. He's gotten rid of his trainers, pruned his bloated entourage to a precious few and whipped his body into shape. The general reaction? Often a yawn or a snicker. Some people just don't take Paez seriously.
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July 10, 1994 | SEAN WATERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The chants began even before Oscar De La Hoya entered the ring. "East L.A.! East L.A.!" a partisan crowd chanted during the reopening of the Grand Olympic Auditorium. "USA! USA! USA!" another group of fans yelled. "Mexico! Mexico! Mexico!" As he ascended through the amateur ranks, won the United States' only gold medal in the 1992 Olympics and went undefeated in his first 13 professional fights, there was reason to cheer for De La Hoya.
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February 2, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jorge Paez, who was scheduled to fight Jesse Torres Monday night in a 10-round lightweight fight at the Forum, withdrew early in the day because of illness.
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November 15, 1993 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Former featherweight champion Jorge Paez, aiming for another shot at the lightweight title, is scheduled to make his second consecutive appearance at the Forum tonight in a card that begins at 7:30. Paez (46-6-4, 31 knockouts) is matched against Mexico's Raul Franco (24-10-1, 18 KOs) in a scheduled 10-rounder. Paez's last title fight was a unanimous 12-round decision loss to International Boxing Federation champion Freddie Pendleton last July 17.
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May 18, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY
Jorge Paez hopes to position himself for his third championship challenge when he fights Jesse Torres in a main event tonight at the Forum. With a victory, Paez will get a title match with lightweight champion Freddy Pendleton on July 17 at Las Vegas. Tonight is Paez's first Forum appearance since last October, when he lost to Rafael Ruelas. Paez, who often performs as a clown in his family's Mexicali-based traveling circus, is 43-5-4. Torres, from Aurora, Ill., is 13-4-3.
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January 24, 1996 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Abraham Febles is scheduled to make his professional boxing debut tonight at the Warner Center Marriott, but you won't find that name on the bout sheet. Choosing a ring name with a tougher edge--and one that also reflects his affection for heavy metal music--Mr. Febles, a featherweight, goes by Al Metal as a boxer. After all, changing names worked for his older brother, a guy now known as Jorge Paez, the Clown Prince of Boxing, a former two-time world champion.
SPORTS
April 1, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Junior lightweight Genaro Hernandez stopped Jorge Paez on cuts after eight rounds of a non-title bout, but he lost a little clout in his ongoing public relations war with Oscar De La Hoya with an unimpressive performance Friday night at The Pond before 12,479 fans. In the main event, Humberto (Chiquita) Gonzalez pounded Jesus Zuniga for four rounds, then finished him off with a wicked left-right combination in the fifth.
SPORTS
July 29, 1994 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Toney and Oscar De La Hoya, two of boxing's prized and pampered prodigies, go up for examination again tonight against a backdrop of vast expectations and against older, less-wealthy former champions. For Toney, the International Boxing Federation super-middleweight champion, a main event against a fighter as respected as former light-heavyweight champion Prince Charles Williams is old hat.
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July 10, 1994 | SEAN WATERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The chants began even before Oscar De La Hoya entered the ring. "East L.A.! East L.A.!" a partisan crowd chanted during the reopening of the Grand Olympic Auditorium. "USA! USA! USA!" another group of fans yelled. "Mexico! Mexico! Mexico!" As he ascended through the amateur ranks, won the United States' only gold medal in the 1992 Olympics and went undefeated in his first 13 professional fights, there was reason to cheer for De La Hoya.
SPORTS
November 16, 1993 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jorge Paez, who bounced into the ring in full vampire's regalia, flirted with disaster Monday night before rising up with one late right-hand blast. In a tight struggle for most of nine rounds with his hometown friend and opponent, Raul Franco, Paez caught Franco's chin with a clean uppercut at the end of the ninth, knocking him down face first.
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November 15, 1993 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Former featherweight champion Jorge Paez, aiming for another shot at the lightweight title, is scheduled to make his second consecutive appearance at the Forum tonight in a card that begins at 7:30. Paez (46-6-4, 31 knockouts) is matched against Mexico's Raul Franco (24-10-1, 18 KOs) in a scheduled 10-rounder. Paez's last title fight was a unanimous 12-round decision loss to International Boxing Federation champion Freddie Pendleton last July 17.
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October 7, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arleta lightweight boxer Rafael Ruelas' scheduled Oct. 19 Forum match with Mexico's Jorge Paez has been postponed because of injuries Paez suffered in a motorcycle accident, the Forum said late Tuesday. Paez, who also performs as a clown in his family's traveling circus, suffered numerous cuts and bruises when he fell from a motorcycle Friday in Mexicali, according to Forum spokesman John Beyrooty.
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September 14, 1993 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jorge Paez got to clown and cavort, and as a little added bonus in his lightweight bout against Erick Madrid before 4,398 at the Forum Monday night, Paez got to show rare one-punch power. With Madrid (15-3-1) charging hard but unable to land any solid punches, Paez (45-6-4, 30 knockouts) could do his matador act, his shuffle and other assorted pieces of his show. Then, in the third round, Paez caught Madrid with a straight right hand that broke Madrid's nose.
SPORTS
May 19, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jorge Paez, the fighting circus clown from Mexicali, outclassed an Illinois police officer Tuesday night before 5,396 at the Forum and secured an opportunity to win another championship. Paez, 137 3/4 pounds, won a unanimous decision over Jesse Torres, 137, but got more boos than cheers. Torres ran from the opening bell, and his retreating, defensive-oriented style made for a dull fight.
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