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Slimmed-down Mike Perez happy to go into the Lion’s Den for cruiserweight comeback

Mike Perez [21(13)-2(1)-1] is promising to put it all on the line as he faces a crunch cruiserweight clash against Tommy McCarthy [9(5)-1(0)] at the SSE Arena Belfast on Saturday June 10th, live on Sky Sports.

The Cork Cuban pulled out of the ‘Celtic Clash 2: The Rising’ card last minute last week, but it’s been suggested that was down to opponent issues and he claims he is ready to go for next Saturday night.

The Rebel makes his debut at 200lbs and goes straight into the Lion’s Den against hometown favourite, McCarthy, who is looking to bounce back to winning ways having been outpointed by recently crowned British champion Matty Askin in November.

Perez won Prizefighter as a heavyweight and would shoot to prominence Stateside before reversals to former World champion Alexander Povetkin and World title challenger Bryant Jennings.

Two years out would ensue, but Perez now looks to be set for a big return at a lower weight in the Titanic City.

The 31 year old has shown off a ripped physique on social media proving that he means business at his new weight, and knows he must come out on top in order to land titles fights at cruiserweight.

“I’ve been working very hard behind the scenes and I’m very excited about the McCarthy fight,” said Perez.

“Both of us need to win to move on to major titles and I’m happy to go into his hometown to get the opportunity. I’m ready to give the fans a great fight on June 10.”

McCarthy and Perez clash on a huge night of boxing in Belfast as unbeaten local talent Ryan Burnett challenges IBF World bantamweight champion Lee Haskins. An exciting undercard features Ian Tims vs Luke Watkins for the Irish cruiserweight title and local favourites James Tennyson, Paul Hyland Jnr, Paddy Gallagher, Matthew Wilton, Feargal McCrory and Tyrone McCullagh.

Tickets for ‘Belfast Boy’ on June 10th at the SSE Odyssey Arena cost £30, £40, £60, £100, and £150 (VIP), and can be bought from the boxers involved or HERE.

frayne carpentry


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