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2007-03-18
Paez Jr & Telefutura card results
In Hollywood, Florida, on a card during which WBA super bantamweight champion Celestino Caballero stopped Jose Luis Castillo's brother, Ricardo, comebacking former heavyweight champion Michael Moorer outpointed Sedreck "Big Buck" Fields, former IBF junior middleweight champion Raul Marquez obliterated former WBO middleweight title challenger Jonathan Corn, and undefeated Brazilian featherweight prospect Adailton DeJesus inflicted the first loss Mexican prospect Noe Bolanos has experienced, Jorge Paez Jr., the son of the flamboyant former IBF and WBO featherweight king, was supposed to improve to 14-0. He was expected to record his 9th knockout victory. Neither happened. Journeyman Ramon Guevara, who entered the ring with a 7-11 record and who had been stopped 9 times, was supposed to be easy prey. He wasn't. The 23-year-old Michigan-based Dominican came looking for a knockout victory. He cared little about defense and loaded up on almost every punch he threw, especially his left hooks.



In the 4th round, one of those left hooks landed flush, dropping "El Maramero's" 19-year-old son to the canvas. "El Maramerito" beat the count but was clearly in no condition to continue. After Guevara went after Paez, looking to finish him off, referee Frank Gentile realized he should halt the bout and did at 2:13 of the 4th.





Paez Jr. shouldn't be discouraged. He should get back to the gym and continue to work to improve himself as a fighter. He should look at his father's career. By the time his dad had 14 fights, he had already lost twice and had one draw. "Papa" Maromero went on to win the IBF featherweight title and defend it 8 times. In his 7th and 8th defenses, he unified then defended the IBF and WBO belts. He never lost those belts in the ring, he just outgrew them and moved up in weight.



If Paez Jr. is serious, somewhere down the line, he'll look to avenge this loss. Guevara, who it does not appear to have many options, will probably be glad to fight him again.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt