Johan Perez-Paul Spadafora Set For November 30

By Ricardo Archibold Mendez,

The team behind Venezuelan contender Johan 'El Terrible' Perez indicate that a deal has been reached to face undefeated Paul 'The Pittsburgh Kid' Spadafora on November 30th at the Mountaineer Casino in West Virginia. Perez (17-1-1, 12 KO) vs. Spadafora (48-0-1, 19 KO) will have the WBA's interim super lightweight (140 pounds) at stake.

Perez, 30-years-old, bounced back from last year's seven round technical decision loss to Pablo Cesar Cano, with victories over former champion Steve Forbes and previously undefeated Yoshihiro Kamegai.

Spadafora, 38-years-old and a former IBF lightweight champion, has faced several inactivity spells due to promotional and legal issues. He returned last August after a near two year layoff and defeated veteran Humberto Toledo, and picked up two more wins since then - including a decision over Robert Frankel in April. Spadafora's last three fights have taken place at the Mountaneer Casino.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jc8804 on 10-02-2013

49 have tried 49 have failed. No blue print for spaddy

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 10-01-2013

Paul Spadafora will whip this kid, even at 38 he is still fresh and can do damage at Junior Welterweight. He is incredibly slick and a smart fighter. If Floyd doesn't want to see someone else retire with a better…

Comment by Gattifanatic on 10-01-2013

Anyone who thinks Perez will walk through Spadafora is sadly mistaken. That is not happening. Although Paul may be past his prime age wise at 38, he is still as slick a fighter as he ever was, if not slicker.…

Comment by JamesEarl on 10-01-2013

Spad a Puke belongs back in prison unfit for society.

Comment by hitmanjosh on 10-01-2013

I fought him back in the 90's, seem so far back and I fought him at Jr. Lightweight and I'm 5'8 and muscular He was bigger than me at that weight. I can remember he was signed to the promoter…

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