13 May 2010 – Press Release
Unbeaten Cuban heavyweight Mike Perez is promising double trouble on the Yanjing Fight Night in Limerick on Saturday as he bids to enter the record books by fighting twice on the same night in officially recorded professional bouts.
Perez features on the undercard of Andy Lee’s clash with former European Champion Mamadou Thiam and he’s hoping to make the boxing word sit up and take notice with an incredible double. Perez will open the show on Saturday night when he takes on Latvia’s Edgar Kalnars and should everything go smoothly for the Cork based southpaw in that contest then he will be back in the ring for a second time in a matter of hours when he faces Tomas Mrazek from the Czech Republic.
Perez’s participation in the second bout is subject to a medical examination immediately following the first bout by the Boxing Union of Ireland’s ringside doctor but the man himself sees little difficulty with the task at hand.
I think it’s a great idea and when Brian Peters suggested it I jumped at the opportunity because I have had over a year out of the ring with an injury so I am looking to keep as busy as possible now and it doesn’t get any better than having two fights in one night.
Peters believes that the Perez double adds further spice to Saturday night’s undercard. Mike is chomping at the bit to fight because he has been out of the ring for so long and it’s been very frustrating for him, said Peters. He’s an incredible raw talent and he wants to start fulfilling his potential and shake up the heavyweight division and pulling off this feat on Saturday night will certainly cause a stir.
Previously heavyweight legends such as Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey and George Foreman have fought more than once on the same night but they were always only exhibition bouts and were never counted as official contests but these bouts on Saturday night will be official and hopefully as long as Mike does the business they will improve his unbeaten record from 6 and 0 to 8 and 0.
Tickets for the Yanjing Fight Night priced 30, 40, 50, 60, 75 and 100 are available from Ticketmaster (phone 0818 719 300 or visit ticketmaster.ie) or locally in Limerick from The University Sports Arena, the George Hotel and the South Court Hotel.