Lenier Pero

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Bigcheese, Sep 19, 2023.

  1. Bigcheese

    Bigcheese Active Member Full Member

    Jun 7, 2015
    What are people's thoughts on this 30 year old (looks older) Cuban southpaw prospect?
  2. Scotty Cork

    Scotty Cork Member Full Member

    Jul 12, 2023
  3. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    He will end up like Tony Yoka...
  4. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    I like Lenier Pero.

    Pero fractured Victor Faust's ribs in three places with a body shot last time out.

    He's the new 'Body Snatcher.'

    After nine fights, he's already the fourth-ranked WBA contender (behind Wilder, Bakole and Joshua) and he's fighting again in 10 days.

    I'd love to see Frank Sanchez vs. Lenier Pero. But Sanchez seems to be going for the WBC belt while Pero's going for the WBA belt.

    Usyk feigns a foul every time a body punch hurts him. If Pero hit Usyk in the body and broke a rib (let alone three), Usyk would probably melt into the floor like the witch at the end of Wizard of Oz.

    It'll be interesting to see how his career plays out in the next year or so. If Joshua and Wilder end up going for different belts, Pero and Bakole could be battling for a mandatory title shot sooner rather than later.
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  5. Reg

    Reg Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    If he landed on Usyks ribs then the punch would be well above Usyks belt.
  6. Rollin

    Rollin Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 17, 2021
    Nearly killed Faust.
  7. Scotty Cork

    Scotty Cork Member Full Member

    Jul 12, 2023
    Losing up to that point
  8. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    I think he looks decent. Good high guard, sneaky counters and decent hand speed. But have to wonder if he'll end up like a lot of the other Cuban heavies and just lack the focus and desire to really achieve anything and make the most of what talent they have.