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David Perez To Headline At The Engine Room

Mark Bennett

David Perez To Headline At The Engine Room

Tulsa professional boxer David Perez is the main event at the sold-out (limited capacity with Covid-19 protocol in place), Pro/Am Engine Room Fight Night March 20 at Tulsa’s Engine Room Boxing Gym, Perez’ coach, manager, and promoter, Aaron Sloan announced today. Perez, a 23-year old super bantamweight, faces Carlos Torres, 22 of Corpus Christi, Tex. This will be Torres’ pro debut. Perez defeated Gabriel Tacu of Little Rock, Ark. in his own pro debut in Feb. 2019 at a World Fighting Championships event in Miami, Okla.

“With the pandemic, David hasn’t been able to step back in the ring since his pro debut in 2019. Nevertheless, he hasn’t taken a day off training, even when we’ve had to close the gym,” says Sloan. “He’s in the best shape of his career. He’s 110% ready for this fight.”

Check out the interview we had with David after his first pro bout here. We followed up with him below:

The Engine Room Fight Night will feature a second pro bout To Be Announced, in addition to a number of amateur fights with Tulsa boxers Terrance Reed, Neida Ibarra, Dempsey Wooten, and Angel Mora. Additional matches to be announced in due course.

The Engine Room Boxing Gym at 316 E. 11th Street is owned and operated by Aaron Sloan, a registered cardiac nurse, Vice-President of the Kansas-Oklahoma Golden Gloves franchise, and a USA Boxing-certified coach, judge and referee. The Engine Room offers competition and fitness training, as well as the Ready to Fight Parkinson’s Specific program. Developed by Coach Sloan in 2016, RTF is now the official therapy-boxing program of USA Boxing.

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