By Miguel Rivera
The World Boxing Council has confirmed that highly respected trainer Rudy Perez passed away after a long battle with cancer. Perez's exact age was not disclosed. Among the champions that Rudy trained include Marco Antonio Barrera, Marcos Maidana, Pablo Cesar Cano, Tyson Marquez, Jorge Linares, Adrian Hernandez and Israel Vazquez. The veteran trainer had been fighting cancer for the last 18 months according to several close friends.