Phoenix’s favorite son is coming home — to defend his world title. Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) interim super lightweight world champion JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR. will be making his first title defense, against Mexican buzz saw JORGE “Maromerito” PAEZ, JR., Saturday, May 15 at US Airways Center. The world championship battle will be televised live on “The MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV” at 10:00 p.m. ET. The live telecast will open with undefeated Top-10 contender ANTONIO “Relentless” OROZCO in a 10-round super lightweight rumble with power-punching EMMANUEL “The Tranzforma” TAYLOR.
Jose Benavidez Jr. 139lbs. vs. Jorge Paez Jr. 140lbs
Antonio Orozco 141 lbs. vs. Emmanuel Taylor 141 lbs.
Trevor McCumby 176 lbs. vs. Fabiano Pena 175 lbs.
David Benavidez 174 lbs. vs. Ricardo Campillo 173 lbs.
Francisco De Vaca 125 lbs. vs. Angel Morreal 129 lbs.
Abel Ramos 141 lbs. vs. Angel Martinez 141 lbs.
Carlos Castro 123 lbs. vs. Victor Serrano 125 lbs.