Fort Myers-Own Bryant Perrella Returns To The Ring This Saturday

By on March 28, 2012

Ft. Myers, Fla. – Local boxing sensation Bryant Perrella (1-0-0, 1 KO) will look to take the next step in his professional career this Saturday night, when he travels to San Antonio, Texas to battle Nick Gonzalez (3-2-1, 1 KO) in a four-round attraction.

“I can’t wait to get back in the ring and pick up where I left off after my last fight,” said Perrella. “Ever since my debut-fight in Tampa, all I can think about is my next opportunity. This is going to be a great experience, traveling to San Antonio, and fighting a real tough opponent in Nick Gonzalez. But I’ve trained hard and stayed focused, so I’m very confident heading into Saturday night’s bout.”

Perrella, who announced that he had signed a promotional deal with Top Rank Boxing, and co-promoters Pugilist Promotions and Shea Bailey Promotions in January of 2012, made his professional debut on February 10th at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida as part of Fight Night Productions and Ker’s WingHouse Bar & Grill® “Fight Night” series. The former Olympic hopeful and three-time Sunshine State Game gold-medalist displayed lightning-quick hands and sensational power, dropping his opponent three times in the first-round, en route to a technical knockout victory.

“We were blown away with how well Bryant did in his first professional fight,” said Aaron Jacobs, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pugilist Promotions. “You could tell from the opening bell in his debut that Bryant takes his profession very seriously. This Saturday night is another step towards, what will be a successful career.”

“This is going to be a very stiff test for Bryant,” said Shea Baily, President of Shea Bailey Promotions. “But we feel like the sky’s the limit for him, and we are excited to watch Bryant get back in the ring and grow as a professional.”

The Ft. Myers-welterweight (152 lbs.) is one of the hottest prospects in boxing, collecting an impressive 70-9 record in the amateur ranks. He has faced some of the best competition in the nation, and was invited to take part in the 2011 Olympic Trials in Boulder, Colorado, where he fought three times before dropping a decision to the eventual tournament winner, Errol Spence.  Before attempting to represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the welterweight had strong showings in numerous amateur tournaments around the nation including three Sunshine State Games Gold Medals (2007, 2008 and 2009), a second-place finish in the World Ringside Tournament (2009) and a bronze medal at the National Police Athletic League (PAL) Association Tournament (2010).

The Top Rank Live! telecast on the Azteca America network, as well as www.TopRank.tv will feature another Florida fighter, as Sarasota’s Aaron “Jedi” Jaco (15-2-0, 5 KOs) taking on former world middleweight champion, Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (37-2-0, 32 KOs). Also on the card, featherweight Alejandro Lopez (23-3, 7 KOs) of Tijuana battles Russian-born Evegeny Gradovich (12-0, 6 KOs) and in the opening televised bout, super featherweight Casey Ramos (15-0, 4 KOs) of Austin, Texas, will take on Gerardo Robles (17-10, 9 KOs) of Kansas City.

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