Jorge was still an upcoming featherweight when he fought WBC international junior lightweight champion and then three division champion Manny Pacquiao in 2007 losing by 8th round KO in the Philippines..
Previous to the Pacquiao fight, he escaped a TKO loss to Humberto Soto in a fight that was declared a no-contest His wikipedia resume reads: "In September 2004, Solis fought future champion Humberto Soto (35-5-2) in a bout which resulted in a "no contest" decision. Solis was knocked to the canvas by Soto in the third round, but the fight was stopped later in the round after Solis suffered a cut due to an accidental clash of heads. Humberto Soto, who was ahead on all scorecards, disputed the outcome claiming that the cut was the result of a punch and not a head clash."
He even lost a fight versus Cristobal Cruz. On July 11, 2009, Solis challenged IBF featherweight champion Cristobal Cruz (38-11-1), whom Solis had previously defeated, but lost by unanimous decision. During the bout, Solis was deducted 4 points for intentional low blows while Cruz was deducted two points for headbutting. The final scores were 113-110, 113-110, and 113-111 in favor of Cruz.
Fact is by the time of the Pacquiao fight, his brother Archie Solis was better known having been a reigning world flyweight champion.
Hind sight they say is the clearest vision. But who could say for certain that at that time Jorge would win a share of the world title in the 130 lbs. class two years after? And it's no big deal, After JMM and the likes of Soto, Valero, Guerrero and Barrios left the division in 2008, it is now one of the weakest divisions in boxing. Solis won his title over one Likar Ramos ( ever heard of him ?). The division is so weak that according to the Ring Magazine, its best boxer is Mzonke Fana! ( who lost by KO to Marco Antonio Barrera in an earlier title try and almost lost to Filipino Randy Suico, winning only by hometown decision )
"Awesome"(?)Jorge will have the chance to prove himself however when he defends his title against featherweight boss Yuri Gamboa this March 26