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This could be the time for Jorge Teron, the promising 23-year old lightweight from the Bronx who holds the NBO lightweight championship. Rich Mancuso reports on the Gotham Boxing/Irish Ropes Promotion Manhattan News conference Wednesday afternoon at Jack Dempsey’s Restaurant.

NEW YORK – This could be the time for Jorge Teron, the promising 23-year old lightweight from the Bronx who holds the NBO lightweight championship. He sits fourth in the WBO rankings, 12th by the WBA and 16th by the WBC. All good, and the fighter of Puerto Rican decent may be sitting on a bigger opportunity soon, a quest for a major championship.

“Another two or three fights and I’ll be ready for it,” commented Teron at a Gotham Boxing/Irish Ropes Promotion Manhattan News conference Wednesday afternoon at Jack Dempsey’s Restaurant.  Teron will be one of four New York City fighters, all involved in ten round bouts that highlight a boxing card at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City Friday November 21.

While much of the attention on this card will center on “Irish” John Duddy, the world ranked middleweight from Derry Northern Ireland, Teron will not be ignored. This is another fight of significance that could get him one step closer to a major title in the competitive lightweight division.

He is currently training for an opponent yet to be announced, but that doesn’t bother Teron who continues to improve after every fight. He has won his last 11 fights since avenging a draw with veteran Armando Cordoba including his last win, August 1 on Showtime, when he stopped Michael Lozado in the sixth round in his first NBO title defense.

.And disposing opponents early is something that trainer Mark Breland, the former Olympic champion, likes to see. “Trying to get him more physical in the ring,” said Breland about his fighter. “The knockouts will come if he continues to be aggressive and he is a good puncher.”

Teron, indeed is a good puncher.  His undefeated 22-0-1 record comes with 15 knockouts. Teron is lean and strong, and very much resembles the late lightweight champion Diego Corrales, a fighter that Teron admired and studied.  So there is no telling what will happen, now that Breland is stressing more aggression.

“He has been using his hands a little bit more and getting back to boxing” said Breland who has improvised many of the flaws that Teron had, prior to Breland coming on board two years ago. Teron’s first trainer was Hector Roca, but a change was made to someone like Breland who could work with Teron’s technique, of an awkward power puncher…

Awkward, because Teron, similar to Breland, has that long range and power punch. The feeling was Breland was the right guy to have in his corner. The very similar style and the type of fighter Breland could work with and it has been a good combination.

Teron also realizes getting to the promised, land, fighting for a major championship, is a work in progress. The next opponent is where the focus is, realizing it is one step at a time. “I am on the cuff fighting for a world title,” he said, “But I’m not worried about that.”

And the way he has been knocking out opponents, with the continued tutelage of Breland, the only worry should be coming from his opponent in the other corner. The quest will continue before the hometown fans at Roseland next month.

About Rich Mancuso

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