Star Boxing is pulling no punches as they announce the signing of 22-year-old, undefeated super featherweight sensation ERICK “EL CANETE” PEREZ (1-0 1KO, Passaic, NJ) to a long-term promotional contract.
A mere few months back, the air was electric at the Paramount in Huntington, NY, when Vincente Fernandez’s “El Rey” blasted through the speakers. Donned in the vibrant colors of the Mexican flag, Erick Perez made his ring walk for his professional debut. Mexican flags danced in the crowd, and fans let out a thunderous roar in support of Erick, their excitement building to a crescendo as he charged forward, showcasing his relentless and thrilling Mexican-styled aggression.
Erick’s fan-pleasing approach and decisive third-round TKO victory didn’t go unnoticed by Hall of Fame promoter, JOE DEGUARDIA. “The moment Erick stepped into the ring, the Paramount ignited. His bout was an all-out slugfest from the get-go. Those in the know were loud and proud, and by the time the final bell rang, the whole house was buzzing about this new Mexican dynamo.”
“I’ve been working my whole life for this,” said an elated Perez. “It’s an incredible opportunity, and I’m revved up to begin this journey with Star Boxing. My thanks go out to Joe DeGuardia and Tony Palmieri for bringing me into the fold.”
Erick’s story is the stuff of legends. Born in Cuautla Morelos, Mexico, on May 20, 2001, his father (and head trainer) Fredy Cañete was in the middle of his own amateur bout when Erick was born. A victorious Fredy rushed to the maternity ward, arriving a few hours late but in time to welcome his first-born son into the world.
The family sought a brighter future in America, leaving a 4-month-old Erick with his grandparents in Mexico. Four years later, Fredy returned, carrying Erick on a nearly 10-hour journey to the States. At the age of 7, Erick took up boxing, inheriting his father’s passion.
Erick quickly earned a reputation in New Jersey’s local gyms, sparring with elite amateurs like Xander Zayas, Keith Colon, and Rashiem Jefferson. His ring nickname, “El Cañete,” pays tribute to his father’s surname.
Perez is gearing up to step back into the ring on October 28, eyeing victory in his second professional bout at super featherweight. He’s set to light up the undercard of the eagerly awaited main event between ALEX “EL TORO” VARGAS (13-0 6KO’s) vs MATT “SWEET CHILD” CONWAY (23-3 9KO’s) at The Paramount. Tickets to Rockin’ Fights 45 are flying off the shelves and can be snagged HERE.
Erick “El Canete” Perez is a name to watch, a new warrior in the boxing landscape, with a heart full of fire and fists ready to prove he has what it takes to be a champ. The boxing world better keep its guard up, for a new contender is on the rise.