Silverio Ortiz

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Name: Silverio Ortiz
Alias: Chamaco III
Birth Name: Silverio Jose Ortiz Ley
Born: 1982-12-17 (Age:32)
Birthplace: Chicxulub, Yucatán, Mexico
Hometown: Merida, Yucatán, Mexico
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 6″   /   168cm
Reach: 70″   /   178cm
Boxing Record: click

Son of the former Yucatan's featherweight champion, Silverio Ortiz Cuevas, José Silverio "Chamaco III" Ortiz is at least now (january 2002) the best roookie in the southeast of Mexico. Member of one of the many families devoted to boxing in Yucatán (as the Keb-Baas brothers), "Chamaco III" is the third of four men in his family who have dedicated to boxing. The first, his father Silverio boxed more than 200 times between late 50's and 1974 and got to be the world's first feather or superfeather weight according to Ring magazine and WBA in early 70's. Mr. Ortiz, "Chamaco I" fought and beat tough guys like Ricardo "Pajarito" Moreno who challenged for world championship Nigeria's Hogan Kid Bassey. Also faced venezuelan Alfredo Marcano in Caracas where he lost on points and lived for less than a year. Some other guys he faced were mexicans Genaro Gayt�n, Aurelio Muniz, brazilian Roberto Santana and thai Pornchai Propaigam beating all of them. The others members of this boxing family are Alci (recently left jail where he stayed some years for murder...stabbed a guy), Rafael who is about finishing his professional law degree and who was koed in the first round by Texas' Johnny Díaz in june 23 2000 when this formers U.S. amateur made his pro debut in Merida, Mexico. Rafael was also koed in first round (at the first punch and didn't cheat) with former mexican olimpian José Luis Zertuche on april the 6th 2001 in Merida. After his father, José Silverio is the member of the Ortiz family with more chances to go far away in boxing...but we'll still have to wait some time to see if he makes his mark in the most appassionating sport that exists.