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20 NOVEMBER 2018


Perez Headlines "Punchin at the Paradise"

On Friday August 19, Golden Boy Promotions and Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing will team up to present the latest installment of the "Punchin at the Paradise" fight series.

The card, which will feature a number of both Golden Boy and Star Boxing prospects, and will be broadcast live on TeleFutura’s "Sólo Boxeo Tecate."

Headlining the event will be Newark’s fast-rising Puerto Rican prospect Michael "The Artist" Perez (13-0, 7KO’s) squaring off against an opponent to be determined in a ten round lightweight match-up.

Also featured will be undefeated Bronx prospect Eddie Gomez (5-0, 4 KO’s) who will see action in a six round bout against an opponent to be determined in the co-main event on "Sólo Boxeo Tecate."

"We are excited to return to the Bronx to co-promote the August 19 ’Sólo Boxeo Tecate’ show with Star Boxing for the great boxing fans of New York," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "In the main event, we have a very talented, young, undefeated fighter in Michael Perez, who always attracts his loyal New York-area fan base to see his thrilling all-action boxing style. We are also proud to bring Bronx prospect Eddie Gomez home to fight in front of his hometown fans for the first time in his professional career."

"When we first announced the upcoming dates for our ’Punchin at the Paradise’ series, we announced that we had one roaming date. We envisioned putting on another show at some point this summer, so we are very happy we now have the opportunity to not only put on another terrific show right here in the Bronx, but also to have Golden Boy on board with us," stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO and President of Star Boxing. "Our concept behind the series is to bring entertaining fights and cards right here to the Bronx. Not only have we been able to produce that with our two past shows this year (May and July) but the success of those shows enabled us to be able to put on what promises to be yet another exciting card at the Paradise Theater on Friday August 19."

At just 21-years-old, Michael Perez is considered one of the top prospects in the lightweight division. After winning the 2008 National Golden Gloves, Perez turned professional that same year, stopping Leon Williams in the first round in his home state of New Jersey. Perez is coming off of a third round technical knockout over Ira Terry (24-4, 14KO’s at the time) in his last bout in May of this year. Perez expects to have a large contingent of fans make the trip over from New Jersey to the Bronx, as this is his first fight in the States since November of last year with his last three fights taking place in Puerto Rico, including one of the best fights of 2010 in which he won an eight round war against Jose Hernandez on December 10.

Six days before his 19th birthday, teenage phenom Eddie Gomez will get an early present as he gets to fight in his hometown for the first time as a professional. A stellar amateur who has brought his talent, speed and power to the junior middleweight division as a professional, Gomez has impressed all who have seen him thus far, and with three first round knockouts on his record already, he’s also delivered a jolt of fear to his prospective opponents.

August 1, 2011

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