Harry Pratt

Cuban Perez wins International Prizefighter trophy in London

Rising Cuban heavyweight Mike Perez is still undefeated after romping to the International Prizefighter trophy in London on Saturday.

The 25-year-old southpaw who now lives in Ireland produced a stunning knockout display in the final of the eight-man event, stopping American veteran Tye Fields after just 42 seconds of the first round.

Perez’s professional record now stands at 16-0, with 12 knockouts.

International Prizefighter Heavyweight results (Alexandra Palace, London).

Quarter-finals: Mike Perez (Cuba) def. Kertson Manswell (Trinidad and Tobago) – points
(30-25 30-25 30-25); Gregory Tony (France) def. Evgeny Orlov (Russia) – points
(29-28 28-29 30-27); Tye Fields (United States) def. Michael Sprott (England) – points
(29-28 28-29 29-28); Konstantin Airich (Germany) def.Lucian Bot (Romania) – points
(30-27 29-28 30-27)

Semi-finals: M. Perez def. G. Tony – 1st-round knockout; T Fields def. K Airich – 1st-round knockout

Final: M. Perez def. T. Fields – 1st-round knockout

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