Former world title contender Eloy Perez passes away at age 32!
In some unfortunate news 3kingsboxing.com has learned that former super featherweight title contender Eloy Pérez has died in Mexico!
He was 32 years old.
Raised in Rainier, Washington he compiled a record (27-1-2-1, 7KOs) over a span of seven years. While he didn’t achieve his goal of becoming a world champion, he did get an opportunity a lot of fighters cannot say they achieved when he challenged Adrien Broner for the WBO super featherweight title in February 2012.
In that fight, he suffered his first career defeat after being stopped in the fourth round. After the bout, Pérez would be notified that he tested positive for cocaine.
Just like that, it would be over for Pérez’ as professional career as he was subsequently released from his contract by Golden Boy.
He had been in Mexico after being deported in 2016. Before, he was held in immigration detention for a year.
There are conflicting reports on the circumstances surrounding his death. Rumors have spread that it was a result of suicide.
However according to media outlet The Olympian, his sister Emma disputed those claims instead saying he was a victim of a homicide.
She stated she had been in regular contact with Pérez’s girlfriend. She also stated that she wanted to see the police report which could confirm the true cause of death.
We here at 3kingsboxing.com would like to send our condolences to his family in this time of difficulties.
May Eloy Pérez Rest In Peace.
By: Jerrell Fletcher