In their last name they carry the burden of having to win every time.
Next Saturday, Omar Chávez (28-1-1) and Jorge “Maromerito” Páez (31-4-1), heirs of two important names in Mexico’s boxing world will step into the ring of the Tijuana City Hall (“Auditorio Municipal”) for a fight that tastes like a rematch.
The boxers faced each other in December, back then the winner by majority decision was Jorge “Maromerito” Páez over the son of the top fighter in the history of Mexico.
Now, Omar Chávez is looking for revenge in a fight that he knows will be no easy task.
“I am 100% ready, we come for the victory and we hope to come out victorious on that night” said the pugilist during a press conference in the city of Tijuana.
On his part, Julio César Chávez, Omar’s father, acknowledged the quality of “Maromero” Páez’ son and anticipated a great show.
“It will be a tough fight for Omar” stated the box legend. “As a father I want my son to win and, as a boxer, I want the best one to win”.
“Maromerito”, a Mexicali resident, said he prepared intensely in the company of his family and thinks that he is ready for the 10-round fight in Tijuana.
“I have always admired and respected the Chávez family, especially because of their dad; I am prepared and this fight really motivates me”, he commented.
It is expected that both Julio César Chávez and Jorge “Maromero” Páez will be in Tijuana to support their offspring on the day of the match, according to organizers.
The boxing event, titled “Unfinished Business” will start with the World Boxing Association’s Interim Super Featherweight title.
Bryan “Tiquito” Vázques (28-0) arrives from Costa Rica to face Mexican fighter Jorge Lacierva (41-8-6) in a match that will warm up the audience for the main combat.
There are still some tickets available at the box office of the Tijuana’s City Hall while the fight is to be broadcasted through TV Azteca for Mexico and Azteca America for the US. The event will start at 5 pm.
Translation by Karen Balderas (firstname.lastname@example.org)