| PAST RESULTS
VICTORY ON SATURDAY NIGHT
feel bad for Jamal. All my hard work will pay off." Those were the parting
words that "The Fighting Chihuahua" Hector Orzozco spoke when asked
to give his final thoughts on this Saturday nights rematch bout against Jamal
Orozco will get a chance to even the score with James as the two meet
at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton MN for the vacant welterweight title. Orozco
has become known for getting revenge against local boxers and the determined southpaw
says that he doesn't see this fight going any differently.
an honor to fight for the State Title. I've beat every other welterweight in the
state so I'm ready to go in and win," Hector said about this opportunity.
And while their may be a few other welterweights that Orozco has not yet faced,
there is no doubt that I believe him when he says he will face anyone in MN should
he win on Saturday night.
Orozco, a native of Chihuahua,
Mexico, moved to Texas when he was four and then here to Minnesota at the age
His interest for boxing came from his dad, seeing the need for something
constructive to keep Hector out of fights with cousins and kids at school. There
was a gym nearby that was run by Rick Anderson. A gym named Rumble Boy Kickboxing
where Hector started his boxing career and still trains today. Hector says, "Boxing
and being around Rick makes me a better person. Rick is my best friend. Boxing
helped me realize I can be bigger than what people think I can be."
As an amateur Orozco only had five fights, but won all of them. His mindset for
boxing was to move swiftly to be professional and let his skills pay off. Hector
then took the ring name "The Fighting Chihuahua" and didn't look back.
The philosophy of Rick Anderson is to sharpen Hector by continuous testing him.
And that is exactly what the two have done. He believes matching a boxer "soft"
can lead to a false sense of development. This has worked for Hector as he continues
to beat opponents that seem to outmatch him on paper. Hector's latest win came
against Wayne Martel who held a record of 24-3 (15KO) going into the fight.
So fast forward to Orozco vs. James 2 this weekend and you get another classic
match up between a relentless pressure fighter (Orozco) and a silky smooth boxer
(James). In the first bout against James, Orozco said it took him until the third
round to figure out his opponent and after that, he had James on his heels. "He
was the new popular boxer in Minnesota and the only reason I didn't get my win
is because I didn't knock him out." said Orozco.
our next fight I'll be ten times better. I'm a smarter and craftier fighter now.
I'm playing Chess now, not Checkers," said Orozco. His trainer, Rick Anderson,
adds "We've boxed several people like Jamal since that fight. Jamal hasn't
boxed once. No fights equals no development. Hector has learned to box all styles
a boxer can bring, he has the ability to change between rounds so whatever Jamal
brings we will be ready."
Orozco is confident in
his ability to win. His training camps have become more intense, combining nutrition
with his workouts which keep him fueled with the boundless energy that he displays
in each of his fights and his ultimate goal is to become a world champion. "One
day I'll get my shot and I know I'll win." said Hector. But first he has
to get past his rematch with Jamal James; the one who took the judges' decision
last time they met and who's been boxing his whole life. Jamal also holds an undefeated
record. One that Hector is eager to break on Saturday night.