The team behind Venezuelan contender Johan ‘El Terrible’ Perez indicate that a deal has been reached to face undefeated Paul ‘The Pittsburgh Kid’ Spadafora on November 30th at the Mountaineer Casino in West Virginia. Perez (17-1-1, 12 KO) vs. Spadafora (48-0-1, 19 KO) will have the WBA’s interim super lightweight (140 pounds) at stake.
Perez, 30-years-old, bounced back from last year’s seven round technical decision loss to Pablo Cesar Cano, with victories over former champion Steve Forbes and previously undefeated Yoshihiro Kamegai.
Spadafora, 38-years-old and a former IBF lightweight champion, has faced several inactivity spells due to promotional and legal issues. He returned last August after a near two year layoff and defeated veteran Humberto Toledo, and picked up two more wins since then – including a decision over Robert Frankel in April. Spadafora’s last three fights have taken place at the Mountaneer Casino. Also featured on the card Wilkins The Hispanic Hurricane. Roy Jones newest up and coming prospect looks to remain undefeated and up his record to 10-0. Santiago is from right accross the Ohio River . Santiago was incarcerated 5 years before re-entering the ammie ranks and beating U.s Olympian Terrel Guasha and 2000 silver medalist Ricardo Williams before turning pro. Santiago brings a must watch exciting style and his loyal travelling fan base to the Mountainer…
By Eddie Gonzales