Advertisement
Advertisement

Former 112-Pound Titleholder Isidro Perez Dead at 48

by David P. Greisman

Former flyweight titleholder Isidro Perez has died in Mexico, according to an article posted Wednesday on the World Boxing Council’s website.

“This information was provided by [his] sister … who said that the former champion was found at the Forensic Medical Service in Mexico City,” the article said. “Isidro was disappeared since September and [his family was] worried since he did not charge his monthly pension that Telmex gave him.”

Perez was 48, according to BoxRec.com.

He turned pro in 1979 at the ripe old age of 14, according to BoxRec, and fought until 1997, retiring with a record of 57 wins, 9 losses, 3 draws and 41 knockouts.

He had challenged unsuccessfully for the WBC’s 108-pound title in 1987, losing a unanimous decision to future International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Jung-Koo Chang. He also lost in his next shot at a belt, dropping a decision to Jose De Jesus in 1989.

But he would go on to capture the World Boxing Organization’s vacant title at 112 pounds in 1990, scoring a 12th-round stoppage of Angel Rosario. He would defend it successfully twice before losing a split decision to Pat Clinton in 1992.

He spent five years away from the sport before fighting twice in 1997 in a brief comeback, according to BoxRec.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MakeItRain on 01-17-2013

Even though I don't know you, Thank you for your contribution to my favorite sport. Rest In Peace Isidro Perez!

Comment by nycsmooth on 01-17-2013

I heard of him, never saw him...pro @ 14, rough life...may he now have peace..

Comment by puga on 01-17-2013

i honestly dont know who he was but RIP champ....

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 01-17-2013

So this is the way we start off 2013? I think we had enough losses in 2012! RIP [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 01-17-2013

Terrible. I always hate to hear about such a young person dying. [B]RIP Isidro.[/B]

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines Crawford's Trainer: Postol is Cashing Out, He Wanted a Check Francisco Santana on Benavidez, leans to Crawford over Postol Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev, GGG-Brook, Broner, More Video: Matias Rueda Confident of Shocking Oscar Valdez Video: Crawford's Trainer Media Interview - Two Parter Tommy Coyle Aims To Make History in Leeds Showdown Crawford Senses Fear: Postol Refused To Look Me in The Eyes Viktor Postol-Terence Crawford: Pre-Fight Report Card Canelo: Golovkin Fight Has To Happen, I Want It To Happen! Ruben Nieto Retains EBU Belt, Stops Gonzales in a War Adam Lopez Furious Over Draw: That Decision Was Bullsh*t! Muhammad Ali’s Training Camp Sold To John Madden's Son Adam Lopez Fights Reynoso To a Draw, Jonathan Guzman Next? Arum: Pacquiao Has Said 'Yes' To Fighting Terence Crawford! Jerry Odom With Crushing Knockout of Julius Jackson in Three Santana on Jose Benavidez: My Goal is To Chop The Tree Down! Ian Green With Stunning Stoppage of Khiary Gray on ShoBox Felix Verdejo-Terry Flanagan Eyed By Arum For Pacquiao Card Shumenov Says Lebedev Refusing To Fight, Calls For Purse Bid Photo: Roach Bets on Postol To Knock Crawford Out Photos: Valdez vs. Rueda, Benavidez vs. Santana Weighin Photos: Crawford, Postol Ripped and Ready For War in Vegas Gilberto Ramirez Shakes Head, Says Golovkin Being a Hypocrite Video: Orlando Salido Talks Lomachenko Rematch, More Weights: Terence Crawford 140-Pounds, Viktor Postol 139.5 LIVE STREAM: Terence Crawford vs. Viktor Postol Weighin Photo/Weights: Delvin Rodriguez vs. Shawn Cameron Weights From San Antonio: Maidana 143.8, Maysonet 141 Valdez: This is What I've Been Dreaming About Since I Was a Kid Video: Roberto Duran Discusses His Movie, Crawford-Postol Arum Sees Anticipation Worldwide For Crawford-Postol Clash Crawford's Trainer: I KNOW How To Beat Manny Pacquiao! Adam Lopez: I'm Looking For a Breakthrough Victory on ShoBox Video: Gilberto Ramirez Talks Injury, Golovkin-Brook, More Tony Bellew vs. BJ Flores Possible For October, Says Eddie Hearn Sam Soliman Hints at Retirement After Loss To Derevyanchenko Joshua-Pulev Possible For This Year or Next, Says Sauerland Ryan Burnett To Defend WBC International Against Ramirez Sanchez: Brook Will Weigh More Than Golovkin on Fight Night Roach Hopes Postol Gets "A Fair Shake" From Referee, Judges
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement