Perez vs. Katsidis WBA Battle in Play For U.S. Venue?

By Marcelino Castillo,

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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…

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,…

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…

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;12053342][B]these interim titles got to go! [/B]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…

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