Jorge Paez Jr.

RingTv image Jose Benavidez Jr. stops Jorge Paez Jr. in 12th round

Jose Benavidez Jr. stops Jorge Paez Jr. in 12th round

Jose Benavidez Jr. made good on his pre-fight guarantee, keeping the WBA’s interim 140-pound title in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday with a 12th-round stoppage of Jorge Paez Jr. in a truTV bout at US Airways Center. In the co-feature, junior welterweight prospect Antonio Orozco scored a unanimous decision over Emmanuel Taylor.

RingTv image Hand injury delays ring return of Erik Morales

Hand injury delays ring return of Erik Morales

Erik Morales suffered a hand injury that forced him to withdraw from his Mar. 22 bout against Jorge Paez Jr., which was supposed to take place in Monterrey and end a 17-month absence. Jose Cotto may take the Mexican legend’s place against Paez.