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Title challenger Perez arrested

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Lightweight contender Aristides Pérez, who is scheduled challenge WBA interim lightweight champion Miguel Acosta on December 19 in Caracas, Venezuela, has been arrested by police in Barranquilla, Colombia, on a charge of extortion. According to our information, Pérez (16-1-1, 9 KOs) was captured in an ongoing police operation. The Colombian had recently lost a world title challenge in Mexico against WBC super featherweight champion Humberto ‘La Zorrita’ Soto in September of this year.

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