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 Last update:  4/28/2012       Read more by Marcelino Castillo         
   
Perez vs. Katsidis WBA Battle in Play For U.S. Venue?
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By Marcelino Castillo, notifight.com

WBA interim-junior welterweight champion Johan Perez (15-0-1, 12KOs) has officially been approved for a visa to enter the United States. Plans are being discussed for Perez to make his American debut, and his handlers are considering veteran Michael Katsidis (28-6, 23KOs), who recently dropped an upset ten round majority decision to Albert Mensah. Perez is a tough contender, who holds recent victories over Kenny Galarza and Alberto Mosquera.



 

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comment by Clegg, on 04-28-2012
I think Katsidis' handlers should have him in against journeymen in his next 3 fights. In the same way that you look for a cornerman to save a boxer from his own bravery when taking a beating, someone should tell Kats not to continually take tough fights. Not that I know much about this guy he's ...

comment by JKidd2624, on 04-28-2012
How sad it is to see Katsidis become a "name" opponents can add to their resume. Perez has the power to really Katsidis, and with the way Michael was eating power shots against the lesser punching Mensah and getting hurt, this could be a showcase KO for Perez - especially if he digs to the body, ...

comment by Silencers, on 04-28-2012
I actually think Katsidis can have a little career surge but he really needs to iron out some of his flaws. I mean he's a big puncher that put pressure on his opponents non stop but he has to stop doing it in such a straightforward manner. His legs aren't totally gone yet. He has wear and tear on...

comment by *Stannis*, on 04-28-2012
Damn, Katsidis is officially gatekeeper status now. This is a sad day for boxing.

comment by cactusEG, on 04-28-2012
[QUOTE=joe strong]these interim titles got to go! katsidas just lost & could be getting a title shot again...a world title means nothing anymore. the interim champ is just the #1 contender[/QUOTE] I also see no need for any of those titles. Just another way for organizations to make more money

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