Eloy Perez To Fight Ira Terry
|Written by The Sweet Science|
|Thursday, 20 October 2011 21:01|
HOMECOMING PART TWO...
ELOY PEREZ RETURNS TO SALINAS TO FACE IRA TERRY
IN THE "SÓLO BOXEO TECATE" MAIN EVENT ON OCTOBER 28
LOS ANGELES, October 20 - Following an impressive September knockout over Daniel Jimenez, NABO Junior Lightweight Champion Eloy "The Prince" Perez will return to his hometown of Salinas, California on Friday, October 28 to square off against veteran Ira Terry in the 10 round main event of TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" at the Sherwood Hall.
Perez vs. Terry headlines a night of world-class professional boxing presented by Don Chargin Productions, Golden Boy Promotions and Paco Presents, and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. Doors open at 6:00pm, the first bell rings at 7:00pm and the TeleFutura broadcast begins at 10:30pm ET / PT.
Tickets, priced at $125, $75 and $50, are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (831) 261-0532 or (831) 905-7354, at the 2stepsahead Gym (832 South Main Street, Salinas, California) and at the Sherwood Hall on fight night.
Currently ranked third at 130 pounds by the WBO, 24-year-old Eloy "Prince" Perez (22-0-2, 6 KO's) is closing in on his long awaited shot at a world championship, but he's not sitting idle. Instead, he's opting to stay busy against tough competition until he's cleared out all opposition in his path. In 2011, Perez has shutout longtime contender Roger "Speedy" Gonzalez, and successfully defended his NABO title against Alejandro Rodriguez and Daniel Jimenez, setting the stage for his October 28 battle with Terry.
Tennessee native Ira Terry (24-6, 14 KO's) began his professional career with a hot streak, winning 24 of his first 26 fights, and the hard-hitting 24-year-old is not a boxer who gets discouraged easily. He is doubling his efforts in the gym and is refocused knowing that if he can issue Perez his first professional loss later this month, he will have resurrected his career in the 130-pound weight class.
Fans at home can also be part of the action by participating in Cinturón Tecate and voting for the fighter in the main event who displayed the most character in the ring by sending a text message to 55333. Voting will be open through the end of the weekend.