|Real name||Guillermo Jaime Jorrín|
|Rated at||Super Featherweight
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Reach||69 in (175 cm)|
November 12, 1969 |
|Wins by KO||13|
Guillermo Jaime Jorrín (born November 12, 1969 in Sacramento, California), known as Willie Jorrín, is a retired Mexican American professional boxer and former WBC Super Bantamweight Champion. Jorrín was trained by five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach.
Willie debuted as a professional boxer on February 12, 1993, with a first round knockout victory over Esau Diegues. This was the first of three consecutive first round knockout victories for Jorrín. On October 1 of that year, Pat Chávez became the first person to last the distance with Jorrín, losing a six round decision to the Sacramento fighter.
He faced Enrique Jupiter on June 7, 1997. Jupiter was a ranked contender and Jorrín beat him by a ten round unanimous decision. Jorrín then became a ranked challenger by the WBC. Jorrin outpointed Juan Luis Torres, also over ten rounds, on December 4, 1997.
Jorrín won all three of his fights in 1998, including a four round knockout over Enrique Valenzuela. He kept his winning ways in 1999, winning three fights, among them, a twelve round decision over Aristead Clayton and a five round knockout over Juan Luis Torres in a rematch. After those wins, he was ranked as the world's number one contender by the WBC.
WBC Super Bantamweight Championship
In September 2000, Jorrín took on the road, going to England, where he became world champion by beating Michael Brodie on September 9 with a majority decision for the WBC's world Super Bantamweight title, the same belt that Wilfredo Gómez and Lupe Pintor, among others, had had before Jorrín.
For his first defense, he won over Óscar Larios by decision in twelve back home in Sacramento on an ESPN televised fight on January 19, 2001. He then went to Japan, where he dropped Osamu Sato in round three of his second defense, but was only given a draw (tie) by the judges on February 5, 2002. Then Willie lost to Larios in a rematch, Jorrín lost his WBC's world title.
Jorrín started a quest to try to recover his world title almost immediately, and on April 25, 2003, he beat John Hoffman by a knockout in two rounds at Rosemont, Illinois. In his next fight, on November 6 at Phoenix, however, he suffered a setback, losing by unanimous decision in ten rounds to Christen Favela.
- List of Mexican boxing world champions
- List of Super Bantamweight boxing champions
- List of WBC world champions
- List of NABF Champions
|WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
9 Sep 2000– 1 Nov 2002