Jorge Teron

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Jorge Teron
Statistics
Real name Jorge Luis Teron
Nickname(s) The Truth
Weight(s) Light Welterweight
Lightweight
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Reach 75 in (191 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1985-06-05) June 5, 1985 (age 32)
Bronx, New York
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 28
Wins 25
Wins by KO 17
Losses 2
Draws 1
No contests 0

Jorge Luis Teron (born May 6, 1985 in the Bronx, New York) is a Puerto Rican-American professional boxer, fighting out of New York City. Teron is the former New York State and a former NABO Lightweight champion.[2]

Amateur career[edit]

Born and raised in the Bronx, Teron is the median kid of family, has two brothers. Carlos Teron, born in 1992, his younger brother is also a young amateur. Teron had begun boxing at the age of 13, with his father's collimation at Webster PAL.[1] His amateur record consists 86–9, achieved three times consecutive New York Golden Gloves championship in two different weight divisions, featherweight-novice, and lightweight-open between 2002 and 2004.

Professional career[edit]

Teron turned into professional when he was 20, in 2005. Teron started his career with flashing results, finishing his first 4 bouts with KOs in early 2005. His ascending trend continued with 10 straight victories until his fight against Armando Cordoba which finalized as a draw in June 30, 2006. The duo had a revenge just 26 days later and Teron dispatched his opponent by unanimous decision after 6 rounds. Teron then achieved one more pretty successful victory row, sum of 12 fights since July 2006.

In December, 2008, Teron lost the first bout of his professional career against Aldo Valtierra. Teron defeated Valtierra in a rematch 5 months later. In February 2010, Teron fought top Lightweight contender, Mexican American Brandon Rios for the vacant NABF Lightweight title.[3] Teron would suffer his second loss to Rios.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Teron is working with Mark Breland, a former World and Olympic champion since his 10th pro-bout against Marcus Luck. His manager is Steven Heid.

He studied successively at JFK High School in his native borough and, at the Business Administration Department of Bronx Community College.[1] He sparred with Dmitriy Salita and Edgar Santana at Gleason's Gym.

According to Showbox pro-fight preview for the fight against Mexican Michael Lozada, Teron grew up with his grandmother due to his mother is in a wheelchair. Additionally, this fight was broadcast live on Pan-European sports channel Eurosport, as its first ever bout in European TVs, on August 1, 2008.

He also trained with WBO world title contender Zahir Raheem for a while in Atlanta.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Robert Mladinich (November 15, 2005). "Jorge Teron: Absolutely Ready". thesweetsence.com. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved August 14, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 7, 2008. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  3. ^ http://www.fightwriter.com/?q=node/2571
  4. ^ http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=25191

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