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Takam Draws With Perez, Who Is Listless Post Mago Match

BY Michael Woods ON January 18, 2014
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box a takam-perez2 mb 576x324 0a704In the TV opener, Mike Perez, last seen in a stellar and then tragic outing, against Magomed Abdusalamov on Nov. 2, returned to the ring to see if mentally he could come back from a near lethal effort, and sit down on his punches and try to put the hurt on Carlos Takam. The answer: this wasn't the same aggressor who took it to Mago, and after a few rounds Takam figured that out, and he got busier. After ten, we went to the cards, and they scored it 96-94, 95-95, 95-95, a majority draw.

The stats: Takam went 174-554 , to 154-514 for Perez.

The heavyweight scrap, set for 10 or less, unfolded at the Bell Centre in Montreal, prior to the Lucian Bute-Jean Pascal main event.

Perez (age 28; 231 pounds) , a Cuban born Irish resident, entered with a 20-0 with 12 KOs record. He met the Cameroon-born Frenchman Takam (age 33; 256 ponds) , who brought a 29-1 with 23 KOs record to the table.

In the first, Perez wanted to land the straight left and Takam threw a couple left hooks, but mostly looked defensive. Takam pawed at his right eye before the round even started, for the record. In the second, it was another mellow round. Takam didn't look to step it up and Perez again came forward and looked for openings. In the third, a cut formed off a butt on Perez' right eye. It got him a bit busier. Abel Sanchez closed the cut well after the round. In the fourth, Perez put more punches together. But Takam landed two solid rights.

In the fifth, Perez stepped it up some, but his pawing jab did nothing for him. Perez stayed inside, and kept working, finally, in the sixth. Takam got cooking too, and the fight picked up. He stayed standing in between rounds, too. In the seventh, a right by Takam landed clean and the Frenchman was now more confident and busy. Takam was backing up Perez to start the round in the eighth.

In the ninth, Takam worked to the body with both hands, and was again the come forward type of the two. He barked while he threw and was doing a lot of whoofing and some decent landing. In round ten, Takam sent Perez back into the ropes, this after his trainer told the fighter to land a knockdown. He worked harder, but couldn't do that, and we went to the cards.

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brownsugar says:

Very disappointing performance by Perez.
But don't forget Perez walked through a meter shower of bombs in his last fight with Magomed and mentioned in the ptefight interview that he had to shut down his social media accounts. Perez won't be around long if he can't find a way process Magomeds tragedy and move on. He allowed a novice to vaguely resemble the boxing icons he idolizes.

Radam G says:

Perez's problem is diet. He's the typical Cuban who defected and became a bad-food-eating glut. He should be a light heavyweight to be at the top of his game and able to shoot flame. Otherwise his arse, everybodee and dey momma will tame.

He was lucky against Magomed because Magomed's injury happened in the very first round. Magomed was a shadow of the KAYO one through the rest of bout.

Perez has nothing even at the sorry-arse fatty-and-tally division, where he shouldn't be competing. Boksing is a hard reality that will always eventually expose lazies, food gluts and perpetrators of all-that-and-a-bag-of-chips frauds. Holla!

amayseng says:

Wonder if the headbutt had an effect on Perez?


Either way I agree Radam, dude could stand to lose some weight, for his own sake.

Shoulder Roll Defense says:

Saying he should be a light heavy is really pushing it. Maybe cruiserweight, but light heavy would be asking too much. Even if he was a vegan he couldn't make light heavy. I agree with B-Sug. I think Perez hasn't recovered mentally from the aftermath of his last fight.

amayseng says:

And I can't blame him either if he has not recovered mentally. Most fighters are respectful and sportsman knowing the true danger of this wonderful competitive sport. No one wishes terminal harm on any opponent. That can be hard to shake. If Perez does not overcome this he won't be the first.

Radam G says:

@SRD, you are much too soft on gluts. What weight do you think the guy was boxing before he defected?

Nowadays we Pinoys have Cubans defecting to the P-Islands. And none of my Cuban pugs who are under 25 years old will gain 50 to a 100 pounds in a year and a half. Expect for some arse-thrashing Cubans who have defected to the P-Islands to start setting the boxing world on fire.

OMFG! Ninety percent of these Cuban muthapuckas who found dey [sic] way to the mainland USA have become excessive soda drinkers, bad-food addicts on lard-fried foods and white-sugar, white-flour sweet breads. No Yank is going speak openly about this. Because few nations will openly speak about the ballooned weight ailments and hardships that it causes defectors.

These Cuban defecting dudes' pro-boxing careers last five to nine years, then these muthadefectors are on paid disability for dementia pugilistia, dental problems from eating that bad, toxic, acidic factory-made sweet foods, MS from drinking from gas-and-oil toxic USA mainland tap water and high-blood pressure and diabetes for the rest of their short lives from eating chemical posioned, packaged American foods.

Nothing is what it appears in the hurt bitnezz. Optical illusions are vast and sometimes vicious. It should be a human rights crime to what is happening to Cuban pugs affecting to the "Promised Land" of USA mainland.

I don't think you have a strong stomach for the hard reality of this, SRD. Nothing personal. Holla!

Radam G says:

BTW, Perez recovered from beating Mago down. First, it happens on the regulars in boxing. GEEZ! It da hurt business.

Next, Perez has been through it before as a Cuban National amateur and a pro. Lastly, Abel Sanchez would not have let him fight being mentally tore up from da flo' up. After the bout, Perez said that happens and he hope and pray that Margo gets better. Holla!

amayseng says:

Radam you are correct, the mainstream food here in the USA is garbage.

I dont touch soft drinks or fast food. If i ate fast food my stomach would probably rot at this point.

Radam G says:

@A-seng, those soft drinks are extremely bad and destroy your grill. I don't understand a lot of people drinking that near Jonestown killeraide. Human teeth are like diamonds -- hard as heck to destroyed, except by high fructose corn syrup. Plus artificial coloring agents and dyes are put into the sodas that cause muscle stiffness, bone injuries and breaks, cancers and increase eye pressure and floaters.

I know that you have noticed how many of the Cubans that have blown up in weight are always having dental problems, bones-injury problems and eyesight problems.

Just so that you will know, sodas were originally made for royalty and wealthy people. Fifty and 60 years ago, the poor could not afford sodas on a daily basis or with every meal and snack. And at that time, sodas were sweetened with 100-percent sugar cane or stevia that don't rotting out your teeth, and colored by the juices of natural veggies, fruits and herbs. Matter of fact, still nowadays among the rich and well-off, sodas are still made without that toxic corn syrup and artificial colors.

I should've put this reply to you in "Random Topics," but readers are use to hollering at that part of the Univers yet. Holla!

amayseng says:

I agree. We stay away from any artificial colors or sweeteners. I would rather eat what God provided than what man made as a substitute. It just doesn't make sense why the FDA allows all this?


You should start a health food and supplement thread in other topics, where everyone can collaborate.

I know B-sug has a lot of knowledge as well.

brownsugar says:

@A-seng, those soft drinks are extremely bad and destroy your grill. I don't understand a lot of people drinking that near Jonestown killeraide. Human teeth are like diamonds -- hard as heck to destroyed, except by high fructose corn syrup. Plus artificial coloring agents and dyes are put into the sodas that cause muscle stiffness, bone injuries and breaks, cancers and increase eye pressure and floaters.

I know that you have noticed how many of the Cubans that have blown up in weight are always having dental problems, bones-injury problems and eyesight problems.

Just so that you will know, sodas were originally made for royalty and wealthy people. Fifty and 60 years ago, the poor could not afford sodas on a daily basis or with every meal and snack. And at that time, sodas were sweetened with 100-percent sugar cane or stevia that don't rotten out your teeth, and colored by the juices of natural veggies, fruits and herbs. Matter of fact, still nowadays among the rich and well-off, sodas are still made without that toxic corn syrup and artificial colors.

I should've put this reply to you in "Random Topics," but readers aren't use to hollering at that part of the Universe yet. Holla!


I think you covered the topic well enough Amaseng....good comments.

brownsugar says:

Weight could be a possible factor... But Perez will never got down to 200 lbs again in life.

Perez will be a heavyweight till the day he dies.

A little history: Perez was beaten at 178 about 9 years ago in the amateurs by current Cruiserweight titlist Yoan Pablo Hernandez.

He went up to heavyweight in 2006 and although he did well... Perez struggled to dominate the division, losing twice to other Cubans. (he did avenge one of the losses)
Perez does appear to have a diet problem ....but he also has the body type that will always have the "fat" appearance. Many athletes can't shake the fatty look including many NFL players who look like a tub of lard but will burn everyone but an Olympic sprinter in the 50 yard dash... And the these guys are linebackers.(You saw some examples in the excellent Seahawks vs 49'ERS game last night)

Its a genetic type many athletic types are born with... Of course poor dietary habits doesnt help.
In my opinion Perez looked listless and disinterested. Fighters and managers say what's expected before a fight but Perez didn't look like Perez.

I personally think they brought him back too soon in light of what he went though....Perez could have benefited from a lengthy rest and recovery after the Mogamed fight. For a multitude of obvious reasons.

Whether or not he gets his mojo back is up for debate.. if his past record is any indication, Perez has avenged previous loses in his amateur career so We'll see.

Radam G says:

JSYWK! Defecting Cuban fighters, who were not the top Cuban guns, lie for promotional reasons and gain. Perez was a second rated Cuban light-heavyweight -- less than 178lbs, and third rated heavyweight -- less than 200 pounds. When he was a light-heavyweight at 178lb, it was because he couldn't beat the 165lbs middleweight Cuban champion Emilio Correa, a son of the Cuban great Emilio Correa -- a 1972 O-Games' gold medalist -- who got a gift verdict over the USA's great Jesse Valdez.

The Cuban National team -- as the U.S. one -- has several teams fighting international competition at any one time. OMFG! Boxers and former ones up here in this Universe, can you give a hand to one of your own playas? As I, you know how the game is played.

Two fighters, on the national team who weight the same, fight in different divisions. Andre Dirrell and Andre Ward did it in the amateurs. That is why in the same O-Games you had Dirrell getting the bronze medal at 165lbs and Ward winning the gold one at 178lbs.

Actually a full-grown Miquel Perez was 165-pound middleweight fighting at light heavyweight, just as Andre "SOG" Ward was a 165-pound middleweight winning the O-Games as a 178-pound light heavyweight when he'd weight in at as light as 162lbs.

OMFG, I won tons of junior national and world championships two weight divisions above my actual weight.

Posers, fakers, busters and those jive jokers, who are not in da game, don't know how it flows. And when they are perpetrating a fraud, it shows. Any jive sounds fitting until you know the actuality of the reality. Don't be fooled by the optical illusions of the game.

Perez is a fat-@ss lazy. And nothing about him is hazy. You cannot fake box. That is not shadow boxing. For the d@mn thang [sic], you better be a fox.

How many fat foxes have you seen? That is what I thought! NONE! Holla!

Radam G says:

Wow! Nothing is hard to find. I hollered at some old world amateur boxing archives. When Perez defected to Ireland, he was a buck 88 fighting amateur heavyweight, which is over 178lbs to less than 200lbs. FYI, there have been boxers at 182lbs who have won the amateur heavyweight.

Six months after "Irish" Mike defected, he was fighting at 228. Thirty fudging pounds of WEIGHT GAIN. Give me a BREAK! Dude got to lovin' those biscuits, pastries, deep-lard fried potatoes and those good, ole frosties. Holla!

amayseng says:

Where do you two find all this information?

I think you are both right to a degree.

Radam is correct Perez could lose some weight and become more agile with better dynamic overall movement.

Also Bsug is correct, Perez's calves and legs show he is a husky guy, I could see him as a cruiser weight with

a Bernard Hopkins type diet and dedicated program.


BTW what was his weight for this past fight I can not recall it?

brownsugar says:

JSYWK! Defecting Cuban fighters, who were not the top Cuban guns, lie for promotional reasons and gain. Perez was a second rated Cuban light-heavyweight -- less than 178lbs, and third rated heavyweight -- less than 200 pounds. When he was a light-heavyweight at 178lb, it was because he couldn't beat the 165lbs middleweight Cuban champion Emilio Correa, a son of the Cuban great Emilio Correa -- a 1972 O-Games' gold medalist -- who got a gift verdict over the USA's great Jesse Valdez.

The Cuban National team -- as the U.S. one -- has several teams fighting international competition at any one time. OMFG! Boxers and former ones up here in this Universe, can you give a hand to one of your own playas? As I, you know how the game is played.

Two fighters, on the national team who weight the same, fight in different divisions. Andre Dirrell and Andre Ward did it in the amateurs. That is why in the same O-Games you had Dirrell getting the bronze medal at 165lbs and Ward winning the gold one at 178lbs.

Actually a full-grown Miquel Perez was 165-pound middleweight fighting at light heavyweight, just as Andre "SOG" Ward was a 165-pound middleweight winning the O-Games as a 178-pound light heavyweight when he'd weight in at as light as 162lbs.

OMFG, I won tons of junior national and world championships two weight divisions above my actual weight.

Posers, fakers, busters and those jive jokers, who are not in da game, don't know how it flows. And when they are perpetrating a fraud, it shows. Any jive sounds fitting until you know the actuality of the reality. Don't be fooled by the optical illusions of the game.

Perez is a fat-@ss lazy. And nothing about him is hazy. You cannot fake box. That is not shadow boxing. For the d@mn thang [sic], you better be a fox.

How many fat foxes have you seen? That is what I thought! NONE! Holla!









**********RG, your explanation makes no sense to me,
The argument that Perez is not a true heavyweight is completely bogus....... 8 or 9 years ago Perez would have been a 14 or 15 year old teen,
and it doesn't explain Perez's jump to heavyweight in 2006, My 12.5year old grandson is growing at a rate of nearly 20lbs + per year. It wouldn't have surprised me if he was a superwelterweight that long ago....

The only real explanation is because he is true heavyweight.
I never said Perez might have a problem putting a little too much syrup on his pancakes,
but I also think other factors are at work in the life. Here's a link to Perez's weigh-in for the Travis Walker bout 2 years ago.
Mike weighed 233lbs and looked SOLID from the back side and front.
He literally looks very similar to Mike Tyson in his younger years.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=mike+perez+vs+walker&FORM=HDRSC3#view=detail&mid=0E9F550E320796D955580E9F550E320796D95558

Perez looks very formidable in this video.

(you could probably find a better link just by going directly to youtube and searching the tag words yourself.)

But this is not a fighter who is going anywhere south of the heavyweight division in this lifetime. EVER...

I can see he's obviously packing on the weight,... but at 225lbs this guy is as buff as a young Tyson.

Although living in Ireland can take Part of the blame.
there's an Irish Restaurante in the downtown area in my town that makes a KILLER Cod and Chips dish, is also makes a stew I would murder for......

I respect your opinion, but I'm going to agree to disagree with you on this one, yes Perez could be in better shape,.. But I also believe there are other factors at work.

brownsugar says:

And Hey RG,... don't disrespect the "big girls", there are plenty of sexy "thick" girls around.

Radam G says:

That is fine with me, B-Sug. Because you don't run the show, and you aren't in the loop. I just found where a 17-year-old New Yorker kicked da hebejeebeez outta a "19-year-old Cuban middleweight" known as Ismaikel Perez.

Apparently, you are using emotional old trick math. Eight or nine year ago, the-now-stated-28-year-old Ismaikel Perez, who is listed as born in 1985 was a Cuban-listed as 19 and 20 years old. [In reality, he was 21 or 22 years old.] The Cubans are dirty with deducing years off their ages.

The nowadays "The Rebel," aka "Irish" Mike Perez is a lard-@as lazy. And not a real heavyweight, but a lazy fatty. Boksing is a tough corrupted biz that takes no prisoners. "Irish" Mike will fade to black in less than a year.

You won't get me in a p¡ssing contest. I've been right too many times with you. I'm 100-percent legit real boksing, not a cyberspace emotional warrior bully trying to fake someone out and show someone up. Just to name a few about your wrongs, the "Black Russian," "Gentleman" Chazz Witherspoon, Mike Dallas, Andre Berto, Mike Jones, Humberto Soto, Robert Guerrero and Canelo.

I got no bones to grind with you. I'm passionated. That is what it takes to be champ and a-know-your-syet person in da game. You are quick on the trigger with emotions and gotcha! That is a disaster in a game of optical illusions and a "theatre of the unexpected."

You are WAY again, and I expect for the Roast to C.J. Ross me a again. Hehehe! Holla!

Radam G says:

No this dude Perez does not have the built of a young Mike Tyson. Perez is belly jam -- a bit more solid than belly jelly -- at a tick about six foot. Mike Tyson is/was an inflated 5-foot-9 and a third without an ounce of fat. Perez is pudgy. Don't be deceived by ring lighting and television angles. Holla!

Radam G says:

@A-seng, you can probably find a bit by Googling international amateur boxing archives and history. Or maybe by hitting up history of world amateur boxing competition. Or if you know the event that some fighters fought in, such as a World Cup, World Challenge, Commonwealth Games, World Military Games, Diamond Belt, Golden Gloves, Silver Gloves, etc. One site will leave you to the next site. Boxing-Scoop.com can lead you to the American fighters.

But if you want to pay for super reliable info, I can give you some authorities to hit up. Holla!

amayseng says:

**********RG, your explanation makes no sense to me,
The argument that Perez is not a true heavyweight is completely bogus....... 8 or 9 years ago Perez would have been a 14 or 15 year old teen,
and it doesn't explain Perez's jump to heavyweight in 2006, My 12.5year old grandson is growing at a rate of nearly 20lbs + per year. It wouldn't have surprised me if he was a superwelterweight that long ago....

The only real explanation is because he is true heavyweight.
I never said Perez might have a problem putting a little too much syrup on his pancakes,
but I also think other factors are at work in the life. Here's a link to Perez's weigh-in for the Travis Walker bout 2 years ago.
Mike weighed 233lbs and looked SOLID from the back side and front.
He literally looks very similar to Mike Tyson in his younger years.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=mike+perez+vs+walker&FORM=HDRSC3#view=detail&mid=0E9F550E320796D955580E9F550E320796D95558

Perez looks very formidable in this video.

(you could probably find a better link just by going directly to youtube and searching the tag words yourself.)

But this is not a fighter who is going anywhere south of the heavyweight division in this lifetime. EVER...

I can see he's obviously packing on the weight,... but at 225lbs this guy is as buff as a young Tyson.

Although living in Ireland can take Part of the blame.
there's an Irish Restaurante in the downtown area in my town that makes a KILLER Cod and Chips dish, is also makes a stew I would murder for......

I respect your opinion, but I'm going to agree to disagree with you on this one, yes Perez could be in better shape,.. But I also believe there are other factors at work.


Perez was for sure tighter in that vid but no where near a young mike tyson.

tyson was freaking jacked..

Radam G says:

Perez was listed as 231lbs and a half in his last bout. Holla!

brownsugar says:

That is fine with me, B-Sug. Because you don't run the show, and you aren't in the loop. I just found where a 17-year-old New Yorker kicked da hebejeebeez outta a "19-year-old Cuban middleweight" known as Ismaikel Perez.

Apparently, you are using emotional old trick math. Eight or nine year ago, the-now-stated-28-year-old Ismaikel Perez, who is listed as born in 1985 was a Cuban-listed as 19 and 20 years old. [In reality, he was 21 or 22 years old.] The Cubans are dirty with deducing years off their ages.

The nowadays "The Rebel," aka "Irish" Mike Perez is a lard-@as lazy. And not a real heavyweight, but a lazy fatty. Boksing is a tough corrupted biz that takes no prisoners. "Irish" Mike will fade to black in less than a year.

You won't get me in a p¡ssing contest. I've been right too many times with you. I'm 100-percent legit real boksing, not a cyberspace emotional warrior bully trying to fake someone out and show someone up. Just to name a few about your wrongs, the "Black Russian," "Gentleman" Chazz Witherspoon, Mike Dallas, Andre Berto, Mike Jones, Humberto Soto, Robert Guerrero and Canelo.

I got no bones to grind with you. I'm passionated. That is what it takes to be champ and a-know-your-syet person in da game. You are quick on the trigger with emotions and gotcha! That is a disaster in a game of optical illusions and a "theatre of the unexpected."

You are WAY off again, and I expect for the Roast to C.J. Ross me a again. Hehehe! Holla!



Don't try to make it personal RG .. I really don't care what some bizarre faceless character in cyberspace has to say about me personally. I know who I am. The only personal opinions I care about ultimately comes from Jesus.

So your wasting your time. I said all I wanted to say about Perez and am comfortable with my comments

If you have something relevant to say to me about boxing without running around the same old bushed..... We can talk ...otherwise I'm going back to my beloved Overtime.

Radam G says:

C'mon, B-Sug! It is not personal. Don't go there. You got Perez's age mixed up. It is all right to be wrong. It's not a personal thing or a big deal. I just simply know da game and da playas of it. I'm in the loop. I smell the poop. Dat syet stinks. Hehehe! Holla!

Radam G says:

Jesus is more of a bizarre faceless cat than I. Hehehe! Does he answer when you talk to him? I wanna holla at him. I'm not a Roman soldier, just a Roman Catholic. Some haters told me Jes Doesn't Dig anything Roman because he had a bad experience with those ancient ones. Holla!

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