Philippines, 24 Oct 2014
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Baņez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peņalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piņol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


Friendly Venezuelan boxer Jean Piero Perez Delighted Face Melindo in Pinoy Pride XVI


PhilBoxing.com




Melindo to face Friendly Venezuelan. During a Pinoy Pride XVI presscon today at the Baseline Restaurant, Venezuelan Jean Piero Perez showed boxing scribes a very friendly personality while expressing his delight to box rising star Milan Melindo for the International flyweight Title this Saturday (Sept 22) at the Waterfront Hotel & Casino in Cebu.

Jean Piero Perez said that he has been enjoying a friendly and kind treatment from the Cebuanos. About his first days in the country, the Venezuelan shared that "what I like the most about the Philippines is the wonderful People. Feels like being at home. Since my arrival last Friday (Sept 14), Filipinos have been cool and kind to me. The promoter is treating me very well. It motivates me to give a great show to fans."

Perez, the father of two kids, added that he has not watch any video from the popular Milan Melindo, mainly "because fights are different and boxers change with time."

In fact, the Venezuelan ex WBA champion mentioned that he does not have the habit of watching videos of opponents. His preference is knowing them in the ring.

However, Perez, 30, acknowledged knowing that the undefeated Melindo is a very good fighter. Perez heard those good comments from his fellow stablemate Panamanian fighter Carlos "Shanghai" Melo. "Melo told me that Melindo is a very good."

"El Metodico," then a rookie boxer, handsomely defeated the Panamanian Melo in a 12-round unanimous decision, four years ago in Cebu.

Perez, who got interested in boxing from his uncle who was a boxer, represented his native land of Venezuela in international amateur competitions and became member of the Venezuela boxing National Team.

While in competition he became friends with fellow team member, the late Edwin Valero, that sensational Venezuelan 2-division world champion who won all his fights by way of knockout.

"He (Edwin Valero) was my friend, my fellow Venezuelan and a good guy. An incredible fighter. His tragic death while so young and a champion hurt me. Some times life of boxers some times is very difficult."

On a question from a Philboxing reporter about his thoughts on the political situation in Venezuela, which is notoriously tense, Perez said that he does not think more about politics. Instead, he prefer thinking about family and sports.

"Well, I love my mother, my family and children and my country, but could not care much about politics and politicians.

"They (politicians) might be interested in you when its election time and want your vote. Then, forget us." This comment earn some applauses from the distinguished audience.

Jean Piero Perez is accompanied in Cebu by his head trainer Panamanian Francisco "Tolete" Arroyo, 51, who has been at his side through victories and defeats; and Dr. Lucio Lan Mejia, 52, a Panama medical doctor, cut-man, assistant and diet expert.

The Perez team is in high spirits always as jokes and good humor don't stop. During their spare time, Team team goes around Cebu, learning about this historic and shopping bags for their ladies at the I.T. Park open air market.

In closing the presscon, Perez invited fans to the great night of boxing:

"I wish to invite fans to a great Pinoy Pride show on Saturday night. Please come to support your favorite local fighter and have a good time. I am sure it will be a great show."

Jean Piero Perez will host a public work out for fans to see him during a open work out. Fans will have the chance to talk to Jean Piero, see him training, take photos and earn free tickets for Pinoy Pride XVI

Perez's public work out will be at SM Mall 5PM Today (Sept 19).

Photo (L-R): Cutman Lucio la Mejia, The author, Jean Piero Perez and Trainer Francisco Arroyo frolicking at the IT Park in Cebu.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Carlos Costa.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • PRINCE ALBERT PAGARA FACES MASSIVE TEST AGAINST RAUL HIRALES
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • MATT KOROBOV vs. ANDY LEE WORLD MIDDLWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT ADDED TO BRADLEY-CHAVES/HERRERA-BENAVIDEZ EVENT
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • Darleys Perez Weighs in at 132 lbs., Defends Interim WBA World Title Friday
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • Giovani Santillan Weighs in at 138.4, Defends Title Tomorrow on "New Blood"
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • Weights from Somerset, NJ
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • Pacquiao-Roach-Arum Gensan Conference Call Transcript
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • BERNARD HOPKINS CONTINUES CHAMPIONSHIP REIGN WHILE CONTEMPORARIES WATCH FROM RETIREMENT
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • WEIGHTS FROM MOSCOW: ZERAFA - 160 LBS., MAGOMEDOV - 160 LBS.
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • "Renegade" Robles Back in San Diego This Friday Night!
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • Undefeated Featherweight Glenn Dezurn ready to shine this Friday night in Somerset, NJ
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • Cohen Confident WBA and NSAC Will Treat Kayode Fairly in Wake of Luis Ortiz's Positive Steroid Test
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • ROACH WANTS A KNOCKOUT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • Under The Lights: Pacquiao-Algieri Premieres Saturday, Nov. 15 on HBO
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • DONAIRE DIDN'T LOSE TO A FEATHERWEIGHT
    By Recah Trinidad, Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • SPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA MULLS LEGAL OPTIONS AGAINST AIBA OVER BOXER'S SUSPENSION
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Melo's 30 rallies Knicks past Wizards
    By Ben Paz, Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • GCP Signs 'Slick' Nick Kisner
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Smart play keys Celtics win over Nets
    By Simeon Alicante, Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • CASIMERO FIGHTS ARMANDO SANTOS IN IBF FLYWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • LIVE FROM THE PHILIPPINES! MANNY PACQUIAO / FREDDIE ROACH BOB ARUM INT'L MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • Giovani Santillan Wraps Training Camp, Ready to Defend Title Friday on "New Blood"
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • Peter Manfredo Jr. enjoying life outside ring Honored by Conn. Boxing HOF induction
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • BOXING PUNDITS REVEAL THEIR "ALIEN VS. KRUSHER: HOPKINS VS. KOVALEV" PREDICTIONS
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • UNDEFEATED JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT PROSPECT BRYANT "PEE WEE" CRUZ RETURNS TO THE RING NOVEMBER 21ST, 2014 IN QUEENS, NEW YORK
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014


  •  



    WBO 27th Convention
    Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas
    Oct. 27-31, 2014



    NBA 2014-2015 SEASON
    Special Coverage






     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2014 philboxing.com.