Michael "The Artist" Perez, a native of Newark, New Jersey, currently fights out
of Bloomfield, New Jersey. Golden Boy Promotions wrote the following on
Perez, "Perez first made his name on the amateur boxing scene, where he earned a
host of titles, including three East Coast titles, the 2003 Silver Gloves
championship, the 2005 Junior Olympic National title, and the 2008 National
Golden Gloves title. In October of 2008."
Perez entered the pro ranks with a 73 second stoppage of Leon Williams. He
followed that up with a first round TKO of Tommy Garcia less than a month later,
and though he was forced to accept a technical draw against Andres Reyes on
March 7th after a clash of heads cut him and forced the doctor to halt the fight
in the first round, Perez eagerly got back in the ring three months later and
started a new winning streak with consecutive wins over Thomas Herrera where he
won a four rounder, Jaime Rodriguez, winning in four rounds, and Richard Ellis,
a win in four rounds.
Photo: Courtesy - Golden Boy Promotions Website
On December 2, 2009, Perez had an impressive fight when he dropped Ron Boyd
three times en route to a second round TKO at the Liacouras Center in
On April 2, 2010, Perez had another impressive victory when he fought in Las
Vegas, Nevada, and scored a "shutout" unanimous decision over Sergi
There would be no rest for Perez though, as May and July have seen him add two
more wins to his stellar record, first a six round decision win over 5-0
prospect Francisco Reyes, and then a first round TKO over Jorge Ruiz in his New
On November 6, 2010, Perez returned to the
city of his birth, Newark, for an important bout at the Prudential Center
against Hevinson Herrera, and he delivered a 62 second TKO win, sending friends
and family home happy. But there was more to come in 2010, as Perez finished off
a 5-0 year with a hard-fought eight round split decision win over Jose
In 2011, Perez has not slowed down, and on
February 4, 2011, he stopped Marco Herrera in eight rounds.
On May 13, 2011, he stopped Ira Terry in the
third round. Both of the fights against Marcos and Ira took place in
Puerto Rico. This accomplishment earned Perez the “Cinturon Tecate” award from “Solo Boxeo Tecate” as the
boxer with the most character in the ring. The Terry bout even saw Perez earn an
amazing 87 percent of the votes from fight fans who appreciate the masterpieces
“The Artist” is painting with his performances.
Perez was not done as of yet though when he
blitzed through Miguel Rodriguez in August of 2011, stopping his foe in just 49 seconds, and
sent veteran Tyrone Harris to the deck three times before finishing him in the
second round of their October bout. Power. Speed. Technique. Determination.
Michael Perez has it all, and he’s ready to unleash it on the top guns at 135