Aaron Angel Perez is aware of what to do in opposition to flashy, slick-boxing southpaws.
The flashy, slick-boxing southpaw he’ll face on Saturday, although, presents a problem the younger Albuquerque boxer has by no means confronted earlier than.
He believes he’s as much as that problem.
“I simply consider that we now have the talents,” Perez (10-Zero, six knockouts) mentioned in a cellphone interview from Dallas, the place he’s scheduled to face touted prospect Raymond Ford in an eight-round featherweight bout. “What we’ve discovered loads by means of our profession is that it’s extra of a psychological facet to defeat anyone.
“That’s gonna be our recreation plan. We’re gonna go in and destroy this man mentally after which get to him bodily.”
That’s an final result neither the oddsmakers, the promoters nor the ultra-confident Ford (Eight-Zero, 4 KOs) is predicting. Ford, a 2018 nationwide Golden Gloves champion and a 2019 USA Boxing nationwide runner-up, is a prohibitive betting favourite.
“I’m one of the best prospect (on this planet) outright proper now,” Ford mentioned throughout a Thursday information convention.
The 2 younger boxers have at the very least one opponent in frequent, not within the professionals however from the amateurs: Denver’s Shon Mondragon – like Ford a slick-boxing southpaw.
Ford defeated Mondragon by unanimous determination on the 2017 USA Boxing nationals. Perez misplaced to Mondragon twice in 2015.
However on the 2016 Golden Gloves regionals in Albuquerque, Perez confronted Mondragon as soon as once more. This time, refusing to be outboxed, he pressured and bullied the Colorado boxer for 3 rounds and earned a victory by break up determination.
Perez isn’t saying he’ll use these ways in opposition to Ford, neither is he saying he gained’t. He merely mentioned he intends to discover a approach.
“That’s what we place confidence in, is that our type is multidimensional,” he mentioned. “If we have to field, then we will field. If we have to combat, put the strain on and assault extra, we will try this.
“Both approach we resolve to go, there are methods of constructing anyone make a mistake and having the ability to make them pay for it.”
Saturday’s match was made on Perez’s finish by his father and coach, Aaron.
The youthful Perez compiled his 10-Zero report nearly completely on playing cards promoted in Albuquerque by his household’s Legacy Promotions. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Legacy – dependent nearly solely on gate receipts – needed to shut down.
Together with his son idle since November 2019, the elder Perez set about not simply to get Aaron Angel a combat, however to get him one which, ought to he win, may kick-start his profession into a better gear.
Saturday’s card is promoted by Englishman Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, a serious worldwide promotional agency. Ford is a Matchroom contract fighter. Ought to Aaron Angel rating a surprising upset on a card streamed (DAZN) throughout Europe in addition to the U.S., the boxing institution undoubtedly would take discover.
“Individuals across the nation and around the globe are gonna be watching,” Perez mentioned. “We’re excited to show our skills and what we now have on (the massive stage).”
That large stage, he mentioned, hasn’t fazed him within the buildup to Saturday’s combat.
“I’m not apprehensive in any respect,” he mentioned. “We begin getting antsy towards the top, as a result of we simply need the combat to occur already.
“However we’re assured in our skills, in what we now have, and our recreation plan. We all know we’re gonna go in there and execute.”
Perez weighed in on Friday at 127.2 kilos, Ford at 126.Eight.
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