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Old 11-07-2012, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default Did Cotto beat current Cuban heavyweight Mike Perez in the Amateurs?

I was reading through Cotto's boxrec biography page and it lists him as beating a Cuban fighter by the name of Maikel Perez in the year 2000, I Googled the name "Maikel Perez Cuban boxer" and Ireland based Cuban heavyweight Mike Perez pops up, but as Ismaikel Perez.

If they did fight in 2000, then Mike Perez was only 15 years, so maybe his frame had yet to grow into a heavyweight, while Cotto was 20 years old or so. Maybe the Cuban posters or someone with knowledge can answer my question?
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:49 PM   #2
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Possibly. I looked at the only record I could find for Perez' amateur career and didn't see it, though. Looks like he was at 139 at the time, probably the weight Cotto was at.

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:56 PM   #3
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Possibly. I looked at the only record I could find for Perez' amateur career and didn't see it, though. Looks like he was at 139 at the time, probably the weight Cotto was at.

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Thanks for the info bro, seems a possibility, would be pretty funny given how massive Perez is now....
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:01 PM   #4
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Default Re: Did Cotto beat current Cuban heavyweight Mike Perez in the Amateurs?

Coulldnt possibly of fought Perez. Perez only won the world juniors 4 or 5 years ago.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:17 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info bro, seems a possibility, would be pretty funny given how massive Perez is now....
I read that Clottey lost to Calderon in the amateurs.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:03 AM   #6
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Default Re: Did Cotto beat current Cuban heavyweight Mike Perez in the Amateurs?

yes he was like 11 or 12 years old back in 2000
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:39 AM   #7
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Default Re: Did Cotto beat current Cuban heavyweight Mike Perez in the Amateurs?

No, that was a different Mike Perez.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:57 AM   #8
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No, that was a different Mike Perez.
right Perez is only 27 cotto turned pro like 12 years ago!
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:00 AM   #9
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Default Re: Did Cotto beat current Cuban heavyweight Mike Perez in the Amateurs?

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I was reading through Cotto's boxrec biography page and it lists him as beating a Cuban fighter by the name of Maikel Perez in the year 2000, I Googled the name "Maikel Perez Cuban boxer" and Ireland based Cuban heavyweight Mike Perez pops up, but as Ismaikel Perez.

If they did fight in 2000, then Mike Perez was only 15 years, so maybe his frame had yet to grow into a heavyweight, while Cotto was 20 years old or so. Maybe the Cuban posters or someone with knowledge can answer my question?

Perez would have been 14/15 at the time...so Id find it unlikely.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:58 AM   #10
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I read that Clottey lost to Calderon in the amateurs.
Cotto defo lost to Calderon in the amateurs. Not sure on Clottey.

Cotto was alot lighter in the amateurs, i couldn't see him an Perez being in a bout.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:32 AM   #11
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both klits lost to ivan calderon in the amateurs!
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:52 AM   #12
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Different Perez (I wouldn't be surprised if it was [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]), but it's not that dumb of a question. Ivan Calderon beat a 15 year old version of Cotto in the amateurs before Cotto started to fill out. Mayweather fought at 106 in his early amateur career (coincidentally, at the same age when Pacquiao went pro at 106 pounds, yet nobody's ever claimed Mayweather used steroids to put on weight). A lot of these guys start fighting when they're still kids, really.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:36 AM   #13
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Mayweather is a ***** , all he has to do is stick something up his **** and he'll fill up nicely , he don't need steroids like Pacquiao .
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