Cruiserweight contender Mike ‘The Rebel’ Perez (25-3-1) headlines the Legacy Fight Night in Dusseldorf this Saturday taking on Argentine, Jose Gregorio Ulrich (17-4).
“I expect Ulrich to come and fight, anybody who steps into that ring will come to have a go. Personally, I am ready to fight! I don’t take any opponent for granted. Whatever Ulrich is going to bring, I will be ready for him.” Stated Perez ahead of the headline bout from Legacy Sports Management.
The one-time world title challenger steps into the ring just three months since his last appearance in Dubai, defeating Tony Salam in vicious fashion claiming the WBA Inter-Continental Cruiserweight strap. It was a welcome return to action for the Cuban who had previously spent nearly three years inactive.
“It was quite a mix of emotions to come back after such a long time out of the ring. I was so ready to fight after so long without a fight and I was so grateful to Legacy for getting me the opportunity to come back. The way I finished the fight in Dubai was perfect, it was a good statement to show everybody that I am not finished. It was great, I’m looking forward to the next one. Legacy are doing well to keep me busy now, I‘m very thankful to be active again.”
Now ranked at #12 by the WBA, the former amateur standout remains focused on reaching the very top.
“The goal has never changed, It will always be the same. Keep working and stay busy. I know If they can keep me busy I will become a world champion!”
Also in action will be heavyweight Lenroy Thomas (24-5-1) taking on Marcos Antonio Aumada (21-10), Ramona Graeff makes her second professional appearance, Timo Rost, Augustin Mauro Gauto and many more will be in action on what promises to be a great night of entertainment.
Legacy Fight Night takes place from the Classic Remise, Dusseldorf, Germany this Saturday live on FITE.
Mike Perez Headlines Legacy Fight Night In Düsseldorf November 13
Legacy Sports Management is back with its flagship event Legacy Fight Night from the Classic Remise in Dusseldorf, Germany on November 13th.
The event will be the second instalment from the international sports organisation after an entertaining and action packed show from Dubai in August featuring; Austin Trout, Anthony Sims Jr, Fernando Martinez, Mike Perez and Ramona Graeff.
Former world title challenger Mike Perez tops the bill against Argentine Jose Gregorio Ulrich (17-4-0) in a ten round contest. Perez made his long awaited comeback back in August on the first instalment of the Legacy Fight Night Series in Dubai with a demolition job over Tony Salam, winning via a fourth round stoppage claiming the WBA Inter-Continental Cruiserweight title. Ulrich’s last fight was against Mateusz Masternak in Poland just under one year ago losing by a 7th round stoppage and had previously went the distance with Russian Evgeny Tishchenko in 2019.
Perez now ranked at #12 by the WBA will be looking to continue his climb up the rankings towards a second world title shot. Perez’s first world title opportunity came in the inaugural season of the World Boxing Super Series having gone the full 12 rounds with current cruiserweight king, Mairis Briedis.
An all South American affair between Argentina’s Augustin Mauro Gauto (16-0) and Venezuelan David Barreto (16-1) supports the evening’s main event in the light flyweight division alongside local super middleweight Timo Rost (11-1-2).
Jamaican heavyweight Lenroy Thomas (24-5-1) takes on Argentine Marcos Antonio Aumada (21-10) over 8 rounds. Fellow Legacy stablemate Ramona Graeff (1-0) faces off against Marina Sakharov (5-13-2) of France. Graeff made a good start to life in the pro ranks defeating Karina Kopinska on her professional debut in Dubai.
2016 Olympian Hamza Touba makes his professional debut against Mishiko Shubitidze (17-19-3) in the super flyweight division and Irish-based Slovakian Vladimir Belujsky (12-3-1) joins the fun in the super middleweight division.
Heavyweight Idrissou Djeretchissou makes his professional debut in a 4 round bout, Yaser Yueksel (11-3-1) squares off with Octavian Gratii (7-19-1) at super welterweight and Ireland’s Steven Cairns (1-0) looks to continue the good start to his professional career in the super featherweight division.
Argentine legend Marcos Maidana will also be at the Classic Remise in Dusseldorf as a special guest of Legacy Sports Management. The former two-weight world champion turned promoter will have a keen eye on the show who works in cooperation with the Legacy Fight Night series.