Willie Jorrín

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Willie Jorrín
Real name Guillermo Jaime Jorrín
Nickname(s) Willie
Rated at Super Featherweight
Super Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Reach 69 in (175 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1969-11-12) November 12, 1969 (age 47)
Sacramento, California
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 32
Wins 29
Wins by KO 13
Losses 2
Draws 1
No contests 0

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.[1] Jorrín was trained by five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach.[2]

Amateur career[edit]

Jorrín holds an amateur win over Wayne McCullough, the bout took place in McCullough's home country of Northern Ireland.

Professional career[edit]

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.[3]

WBC Super Bantamweight Championship[edit]

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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6] 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.

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Preceded by
Erik Morales
WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
9 Sep 2000– 1 Nov 2002
Succeeded by
Óscar Larios