Unbeaten heavyweight contender Lenier Pero will now be training in Las Vegas under the guidance of veteran trainer Bob Santos.
The fast rising Cuban southpaw will also be retaining the services of legendary Cuban coach Pedro Roque.
“I am very excited to be coming to the boxing capital of the world to train with Bob Santos. He’s a great trainer and has picked up some very important victories. I believe with my amateur experience, what I have learned from Mr. Roque and what Santos adds to my repertoire, it won’t be long before I am heavyweight champion of the world,” said Pero.
Santos recently guided Alberto Puello and Hector Luis Garcia to world titles on the same night and is looking forward to working with Pero who also fought that night on the undercard.
“It is a trainer’s dream to work with a hard hitting southpaw heavyweight with the amateur pedigree of Pero. The sky is the limit for how far he can go in the sport,” Santos stated. “I am also excited that Roque will remain with the team.”
Roque is a legend in the sport, having guided the Cuban national team to multiple Olympic medals. He also more recently headed the U.S. national team.
Pero is 3-0 in 2022 with all three wins coming by knockout. He will be returning to the ring in the Fall.
Santos' stable of fighters also includes the likes of Carlos Adames, Erick Rosa, Victor Santillan, Kevin Brown and several other top contenders and rising prospects.