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Jorge Paez vs Troy Dorsey

Jorge Paez vs Troy Dorsey

Date: 4th February 1990

Venue: Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Title: IBF World Featherweight Title

Promoted by: Forum Boxing

Tv: NBC Sportsworld

Jorge Paez
( 33 - 2 - 2 )
Weight: 126 lbs

Troy Dorsey
( 9 - 2 - 2 )
Weight: 126 lbs

Making the sixth defence of the IBF world featherweight title he won in August 1988 from Calvin Grove, Jorge Paez was facing the IBF's #6 ranked featherweight contender Troy Dorsey at the Las Vegas Hilton. Boxing scribes and fans alike expected a tough fought fight and they got it.

Dorsey was knocked down in the 2nd round by a good right hand from the champion for the only knockdown of the fight. Dorsey got up as quickly as he went down and immediately went on the attack forcing Paez to the ropes where nearly the entire fight was fought.

The action was relentless, with both boxers landing their fair share of punches. Paez landed the harder shots throughout but Dorsey never gave the champion a moments rest, his stamina was exceptional.

The judges awarded the victory to Paez by a split decision which was unpopular with the crowd at ringside.

Scores: Robert Byrd 114-113 | Dave Moretti 113-115 | Juan Jose Ramirez 114-113.

Paez vs Dorsey II took place five months later and ended in a split decision draw.

Jorge Paez vs Troy Dorsey


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