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R.I.P. Isidro Perez

By Boxing Bob Newman

Former WBO Flyweight champ Isidro “Sid” Perez has sadly passed away at the age of 48. Perez had been reported missing since September 2012. He had not claimed his pension check according to his sister Reyna Perez Jimenez. His body was eventually located at the Forensic Medical Service in Mexico City. Perez unsuccessfully challenged Hall of Famer Jung Koo Chang for the WBC Light Flyweight title in 1987 and Jose DeJesus for the WBO version of the same title in 1989. Perez moved up to Flyweight and annexed the vacant WBO belt in Puerto Rico in 1990 via TKO12 over Angel Rosario. Perez fought six more times thereafter, splitting those fights in alternating fashion. Along the way, he defended his crown twice, both times against Alli Galvez via unanimous and split decisions respectively. He lost the title to Scot Pat Clinton in Glasgow in 1992 via split decision. Perez took five years off and came back with a win and a loss in 1997, retiring for good with a record of 57-9-3, 41 KOs. Fightnews would like to extend it’s condolences to Perez’ family.

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