Eloy Perez isn't much of a puncher as his low KO percentage would indicate, but the unbeaten junior lightweight prospect from Salinas, Calif., makes up for his lack of power by being strong in just about every other category.
The many tools in Perez's arsenal were evident during the one-sided boxing clinic he put on once-beaten Alejandro Gonzalez in the main event of a Solo Boxeo broadcast from Longshoreman's Hall in San Francisco on Friday.
Perez (21-0-2, 5 knockouts), who won the 10-round bout by unanimous scores of 100-90, used all of his various tools — an educated jab, combination punching, head and upper-body movement, feints, quick footwork and subtle pressure — to contain and control Gonzalez (12-2, 6 KOs) in every round of the fight.
Gonzalez, a lanky 23-year-old prospect from Guadalajara, Mexico, lacked the speed and timing to compete with the athletic 24-year-old Washington native.
Perez is angling for a shot at 130-pound title by the end of the year.
In the co-featured bout of the Telefutura-televised card, undefeated featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr. dominated game journeyman Aldolfo Landeros to a shut-out six-round decision victory.
Russell (15-0, 9 KOs), an ultra-fast southpaw from Washington, D.C., scored a knockdown near the end of the opening round. The 2008 U.S. Olympian calmly stalked Landeros (21-19-1, 10 KOs) behind a power jab and used a body attack to take the fight out of the 31-year-old Mexican.