DENVER (October 9, 2017) On Saturday night, September 30, 2017, Juaquin ‘2SLICK2QUICK’ Trinidad Camarena (1-0, 1KO) or ‘WACK’ as referred to by friends and family, made his professional boxing debut at the Gimnasio Munincipal, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico, where he took on Oscar Talla in a scheduled 4 rounds Super flyweight bout. The fight card was promoted by Franco Gabaldon (Promociones Paquime) and Rigo Ledezma (Fight Hard Promotions).
Fighting out of the TLC Gym in Denver, Camarena looked impressive as he methodically dismantled Talla and was comfortably ahead on all 3 judges’ scorecards (2-0) before referee Octavio Ochoa counted Talla out at 1:30 of round 3. The relentless body attack of Camarena saw Talla dropped twice in the final round and puzzling to some degree were the audible boos of the somewhat hometown crowd of Talla as the hand of Camarena was raised. Denver light heavyweight Reyes Vegas Diaz (6-1, 6KO’s) made the trip to Mexico and easily disposed of Carlos Luzania, that fight lasting just 1:29 into round one.
The fight card was originally scheduled to take place on September 23rd but fight promotion issues forced TEAM 2SLICK2QUICK to make new arrangements. Luckily the Camarena’s have family in El Paso, Texas, and Juaquin’s grandparents readily accommodated him and his dad, Donald Camarena, for the extra week.
Such is the life of a professional boxer where distractions outside the ring can sometimes have much to do with their performance inside the ring as anything else but not so for young Camarena. His strong bloodline begins with dad Donald ‘2SLICK2QUICK’ Camarena (a former WBC World Youth Champion), mom Lillian Lozano (a successful former female pro boxer) and step-mom Liza Amaya (currently active female pro boxer) each understanding how to turn this type of distraction into an advantage. “We took the fight being moved back a week as a positive”, began Juaquin. “This gave us more time to train and we took full advantage, us able to put in some extra work. Before the fight started my dad told me to take my time, relax and push the jab as often as possible. He said in rounds 3 and 4 we’d pick up the pace offensively. We did that and early in round 3 I was able to stop Talla. There’s a big difference between fighting amateur and pro, Talla hit me hard but I hit him harder. I’m concentrating on not moving straight back, those were the only times he was able to hit me. That will be corrected. I definitely felt the power difference that was much more than in the amateurs. I won’t be hit as much from now on that my new training focus. We were able to get the first win behind us and look forward to the next challenge”.
Juaquin Camarena won’t turn 18 years-old until June 21, 2018, so he will continue fighting in Mexico, where age is of no consequence. The plan is to have a nice rest of 2017 (maybe 3-4 fights) and kick off 2018 the same way, fighting as often as possible. Sometime close to his 18th birthday, Juaquin Trinidad Camarena will make his professional American boxing debut. He has all the necessary tools to become a Colorado great, his boxing pedigree unquestioned. Remember the name Juaquin Trinidad Camarena, ‘2SLICK2QUICK’ or ‘WACK’, as he makes his name well-known in Mexico. Stay tuned, June of 2018 is not that far away and by then American boxing will all be making references to ‘the kid from Denver, Colorado’.