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R.I.P. Eloy Perez, boxer passes over the weekend

In a bit of sad news, which seems to be the norm now, Northern California boxer, Eloy Perez, from Salinas, Ca, is no longer with us.

Details are few and far between. We just simply know the prizefighter no longer orbits this realm anymore.

Perez, who trained with legendary Salinas boxing trainer, Max Garcia, along with his son, Sam Garcia and Dean Familton. Perez amassed a respectable pro career defeating undefeated Dannie Williams in his developmental stage. Perez was signed with Golden Boy Promotions as well and fought on the Floyd Mayweather versus Shane Mosley Jr. pay-per-view undercard.

Perez ultimately fought Adrien Broner on HBO in 2012, a bout that was stopped in the fourth round. After the bout, Perez failed a drug test for cocaine. This mistake proved costly as he was released from his contract with the Garcia family, and never fought as a professional ever again.

Rumors of a Perez return had been circulated, but none ever came to fruition. Perez might be one of the greatest “what-if” stories in boxing.

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Lukie Ketelle

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