Jorge Solís

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Jorge Solis
Real nameJorge Luis Solis Rivera
Weight(s) Super Featherweight
Super Bantamweight
Height5 ft. 8.5 in (173 cm.)
Nationality Flag of Mexico.svg Mexican
Born (1979-10-23) October 23, 1979 (age 39)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Boxing record
Total fights47
Wins by KO27
No contests1

Jorge Iván Solís Pérez (born October 23, 1979 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico), is a Mexican professional boxer. [1] He is a former holder of various minor and regional titles including, the Jalisco State Featherweight title, WBC Latin America title, Mexican Super Bantamweight and Featherweight divisions and WBA Fedecentro titles. [2] He's also the brother of former IBF Champion Ulises Solís.

Mexico Country in the southern portion of North America

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometres (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 120 million people, the country is the eleventh most populous state and the most populous Spanish-speaking state in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states and Mexico City, a special federal entity that is also the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the state include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana and León.

Boxing combat sport

Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring.

Jalisco State of Mexico

Jalisco, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Jalisco, is one of the 31 states which, with Mexico City, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is located in Western Mexico and is bordered by six states which are Nayarit, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Michoacán and Colima. Jalisco is divided into 125 municipalities, and its capital city is Guadalajara. Jalisco is one of the most important states in Mexico because of its natural resources as well as its history. Many of the characteristic traits of Mexican culture, particularly outside Mexico City, are originally from Jalisco, such as mariachi, ranchera music, birria, tequila, jaripeo, etc., hence the state's motto: "Jalisco es México." Economically, it is ranked third in the country, with industries centered in the Guadalajara metropolitan area, the second largest metropolitan area in Mexico. The state is home to two significant indigenous populations, the Huichols and the Nahuas. There is also a significant foreign population, mostly retirees from the United States and Canada, living in the Lake Chapala and Puerto Vallarta areas.


Pro career

Solís started his professional boxing career in 1998 at 112 pounds at the age of 19. His early fights usually took place in Mexico. His first professional fight was a four-round bout against Bernardo Tule (2-1-0) on February 6, 1998, which Solís won via technical knockout (TKO).

His first fight in the United States of America was against Juan Jose Mendez (3-2-1) on September 2, 2000 in the Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, which he won in the 6th round by technical knockout.

Don Haskins Center

The Don Haskins Center, formerly known as the Special Events Center, is the home of UTEP Miners men's and women's basketball. The venue is located in the heart of El Paso, Texas. In addition to hosting sporting events, the Don Haskins Center is also used by many area schools, such as El Paso Community College, for graduation and commencement ceremonies. Due to its large seating capacity, the center is also the city's premier entertainment venue and has hosted big-name acts such as pop star Shakira's Tour of the Mongoose, Oral Fixation Tour and The Sun Comes Out World Tour, Britney Spears during her Circus Tour, comedian George Lopez and rock band KISS.

Texas State of the United States of America

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast.

On October 27, 2001 Solís faced Ruben Estanislao (13-3-1) for the Mexican Super Bantamweight Championship, which he won and defended it against Jorge Munoz (22-17-2), Sammy Ventura (17-8-0) and Fernando Alanis (16-14-3).

On June 6, 2003 Solis faced Wilson Alcorro (20-4-2) for the WBC Latin America Super Featherweight Title but the bout ended in a draw.

Wilson Alcorro is a professional Colombian boxer in the Light Welterweight division and is the former IBF Latino champion.

In September 2004, Solis fought future champion Humberto Soto (35-5-2) in a bout which resulted in a "no contest" decision. Solis was knocked to the canvas by Soto in the third round, but the fight was stopped later in the round after Solis suffered a cut due to an accidental clash of heads. [3] Humberto Soto, who was ahead on all scorecards, disputed the outcome claiming that the cut was the result of a punch and not a head clash. [4]

Armando Humberto Soto Ochoa, best known as Humberto Soto, is a Mexican professional boxer. A veteran of the sport for over 20 years, he is a former world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBC super featherweight title from 2008 to 2009, and the WBC lightweight title from 2010 to 2011. Additionally, he held the WBC interim featherweight title from 2005 to 2006.

Solis vs Pacquiao

On April 14, 2007, Solis faced off against reigning WBC International Super-Featherweight champion, then three-division world champion Manny Pacquiao (43-3-2) in San Antonio, Texas. Solis provided a tougher challenge than expected, however, Pacquiao proved too much for the number four ranked challenger. [5] Pacquiao unleashed a barrage of lethal punches to knock-out the unbeaten Solis in the eighth round. In the Philippines, this match was called as The Blaze of Glory.

After being beaten by Pacquiao, Jorge defeated Santiago Allione (13-4-0) at the Arena Coliseo in Guadalajara by Technical Knockout. On January 31, 2009 in Zapopan, Jalisco, Solís scored a fifth-round technical knockout of Monty Meza Clay (28-1-0) in an IBF title eliminator. [6]

Solis vs Cruz

On July 11, 2009, Solis challenged IBF featherweight champion Cristobal Cruz (38-11-1), whom Solis had previously defeated, but lost by unanimous decision. During the bout, Solis was docked 4 points for intentional low blows while Cruz was docked two points for headbutting. The final scores were 113-110, 113-110, and 113-111 in favor of Cruz. [7] Solis moved up to the Super Featherweight division in his next bout and defeated Likar Ramos by 7th-round TKO to claim the WBA interim Super featherweight title.

On May 8, 2010, Solis defended his interim title against Mario Santiago by a wide unanimous decision on the under-card of Latin Fury 14.

Gamboa vs Solis

On March 26, 2011, Solis got a chance to take on the Unified WBA World and IBF Featherweight Champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (19-0, 15 KO's). Solis was completely and utterly dominated by Gamboa and was knocked out in the fourth round in what was a dazzling display of boxing skills from Gamboa.

Professional boxing record

40 Wins (27 Knockouts), 4 Losses (3 Knockouts), 2 Draws1 No Contest
Res.RecordOpponentTypeRd., TimeDateLocationNotes
Loss40-4-2 Flag of Japan.svg Takashi Uchiyama TKO11 (12), 0:192011-12-31 Flag of Japan.svg Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium, Yokohama Lost interim WBA World Super Featherweight title.
For WBA World Super Featherweight title
Loss40-3-2 Flag of Cuba.svg Yuriorkis Gamboa TKO 4 (12)2011-03-26 Flag of the United States.svg Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey For WBA Super & IBF World Featherweight titles.
Win40-2-2 Flag of Colombia.svg Francisco CorderoTKO6 (12), 1:452010-09-04 Flag of Mexico.svg Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco Retained interim WBA World Super Featherweight title.
Win39-2-2 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Mario Santiago UD122010-05-08 Flag of Mexico.svg Plaza de Toros Monumental, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes Retained interim WBA World Super Featherweight title.
Win38-2-2 Flag of Colombia.svg Likar Ramos KO7 (12), 2:592010-02-06 Flag of Mexico.svg Unidad Deportiva Inalámbrica, Merida, Yucatán Won interim WBA World Super Featherweight title.
Loss37-2-2 Flag of Mexico.svg Cristóbal Cruz UD122009-07-11 Flag of Mexico.svg Palenque de Gallos, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas For IBF World Featherweight title.
Win37-1-2 Flag of the United States.svg Monty Meza ClayTKO5 (12)2009-01-31 Flag of Mexico.svg Auditorio Telmex de UG, Zapopan, Jalisco, Jalisco IBF Featherweight title eliminator.
Win36-1-2 Flag of Panama.svg Jorge SamudioTKO4 (12), 2:002008-09-15 Flag of Mexico.svg Arena México, Mexico City, Distrito Federal WBA Super Featherweight title eliminator.
Win35-1-2 Flag of Mexico.svg Miguel RomanUD102008-05-17 Flag of Mexico.svg Plaza de Toros Monumental, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
Win34-1-2 Flag of Argentina.svg Santiago AllioneTKO4 (10), 1:592007-08-18 Flag of Mexico.svg Arena Coliseo, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Loss33-1-2 Flag of the Philippines.svg Manny Pacquiao KO8 (10), 1:162007-04-14 Flag of the United States.svg Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas For WBC International Super Featherweight title
Win33-0-2 Flag of Mexico.svg Fernando Omar LizarragaTKO5 (10), 1:102007-01-25 Flag of the United States.svg Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win32-0-2 Flag of Mexico.svg Lizardo MorenoUD102006-07-21 Flag of Mexico.svg Arena Coliseo, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Win31-0-2 Flag of Mexico.svg Adalberto BorquezRTD3 (10), 3:002006-04-08 Flag of the United States.svg Apache Gold Casino, Globe, Arizona
Win30-0-2 Flag of Mexico.svg Hector Javier MarquezUD102006-01-14 Flag of the United States.svg Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington

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Preceded by
Likar Ramos
WBA Interim Super Featherweight Champion
February 6, 2010 December 31, 2011
Lost bid for undisputed WBA title
Title next held by
Bryan Vázquez