Perez is set to step back into the ring in July: An update on combat sports.

Trainer Aaron Perez was seen lifting his son, Aaron Angel Perez, after the younger Perez fought Diego Elizondo in October 2021. Perez lost by a unanimous but close decision, marking his first professional career loss. This was also his first time back in the ring since his loss. The photo credit goes to

After a 21-month break, Albuquerque’s favorite featherweight, Aaron Angel Perez, is returning to the boxing ring. Perez, along with his brother, Abraham Perez, will be competing in Legacy Promotions at Manuel Lujan’s Building on July 15, where he plans to join the card. The Perez brothers’ family business, Legacy, is led by their father, Aaron.

Aaron Angel Perez has previously fought on October 16, 2021, in Carson City, Nevada, where he lost against Diego Elizondo in a close and unanimous decision (96-94 on all three scorecards). After his unexpected loss, he chose to take a break from the sport, but he is now ready to come back stronger than ever. He weighs around 126 pounds or 130 pounds.

On February 24 at the Rio Rancho Event Center, Reyes lost to Albuquerque’s Jason Sanchez by his third-round TKO after retiring with an apparent hand injury. Meanwhile, flyweight Abraham Perez, who made his professional debut in October 2021, has won seven fights in a row and will be facing the main event on July 15th.

In addition to Perez’s return, welterweight Cristian Cabral and Daniel Flores are also making a comeback to Albuquerque after a long break. Overcoming Brazil’s Wesried Almeida in the main event of the Peak Fighting Championship MMA card on Saturday, Albuquerque’s heavyweight Cody Easter celebrated his victory with his fans. In the co-main event of the night, Lydia Warren (2-0) took down fellow Albuquerque native Meghan Penning (1-1) by unanimous decision in a contested fight with a 120-pound catch for her weight. In the Rizin card on Saturday, John Dodson of Japan defeated Tatsuki Saomoto of Japan by unanimous decision in a flyweight MMA fight.

On Saturday in Phoenix, Albuquerque bantamweight boxer Justice Giron (1-1, no KO) lost his first-round TKO to Phoenix’s Bryant Miranda Garcia (3-0, 3 KO). Justice Giron’s trainer Flory Holguin called off the fight after the first round when Giron’s right eye was closed.

Ahead of his next match, welterweight José Luis “Guero” Sanchez (12-3-1, 4 KOs) will face his brother Jason in the main event on Saturday in Odessa, Texas. Sanchez, who previously lost by unanimous vote to Xander Zayas and Jahi Tucker, returned to the winning row after he beat Michigan’s Reggie Harris Jr. (7-3, 3 KOs) by a majority vote.

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