Every fighter gets knocked down. In life and in boxing, it’s inevitable.
Yet a fighter isn’t defined by how many times he gets knocked down, but by how many times he gets back up.
Jeremy Perez is a warrior who continues to get back up off of the canvas of life.
The 32 year old Lubbock, TX, native started boxing when he was just 8 years old at the Lubbock Warriors Boxing Club under the tutelage of head trainer Edward Hernandez Jr.
After being a highly decorated amateur, Perez has been in and out of trouble for the majority of his life due to bad decision making and convoluted circumstances.
“My boxing career fell on hard times due to poor choices I made as a kid and as a young man,” admits Jeremy. “Now, I’m just trying to put everything behind me and start all over.”
Unfortunately for the Super Bantamweight pugilist, a comeback has been anything but easy.
After such an extended period of inactivity, it’s been difficult finding a manager, trainer, and promoter willing to help Jeremy relaunch his fight career.
One gym and trainer in San Antonio, TX, believes in second chances.
Rick Morones Jr. of Morones Boxing Gym on SW Military Dr. has taken Jeremy under his tutelage and sees his potential to do great things, not only in boxing but in life.
“He is a true fighter in every sense of the word,” states the 26 year old trainer. “He has the skills and the desire, he simply needs the opportunity.”
Jeremy so desperately wants to make his mark in boxing, and believes that this is the break that he’s been looking for.
“This is huge for me. I’m so thankful just to be back in the ring again,” proclaims the 32 year old fighter. “I really appreciate Rick giving me the opportunity to prove my talents. No one wanted to give me an opportunity or give me a second chance because of past mistakes.”
“God places people in your path for a reason, and I have been given another chance at something that I love thanks to Rick Morones Jr.”
“Through boxing and the support of everyone here at Morones Gym, I know everything will turn around for me. When no one believed in me, Rick did…that means the world to me.”
Perez has been out of the ring for a little over 3 years now and has found it to be a real challenge to get back to the level that he once took for granted.
“I admit that I have a little ring rust, but with hard work and dedication, it is coming back to me,” confesses Jeremy. “I’ll be back and better than ever this Saturday night.”
The talented fighter from Lubbock, TX, faces slick southpaw Omar Gonzalez this Saturday night at the San Antonio Event Center, and realizes that it is going to be a tough fight.
“I’m a boxer puncher, but I can also slug it out with anyone,” states Jeremy Perez. “I feel confident that I will shock everyone on fight night. I know what I am capable of in the ring and everyone will see what I can do.”
Jeremy feels that training for this fight is just what the doctor ordered.
“I know I can’t erase some of the things that happened in my life, but through the sport of boxing I know I can get back where I need to be,” claims the talented fighter. “Boxing is a sport of second chances and I’m just thankful for this chance to fulfill my dream.”
The one time decorated amateur is very excited for his new opportunity.
“If it happens later, it’s greater, right? The Chips are on the table and it’s time to play”
Jeremy Perez urges everyone to come out and support him on Saturday night.
“You’re going to get a great show when I step into the ring…I really want to put on a memorable performance for everyone in attendance.”
Support Jeremy Perez when he makes his comeback this Saturday, along with 7 other exciting bouts at the San Antonio Event Center.
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