MIKE PEREZ flattered to deceive in his eight rounder with Belgian Ismail Abdoul on Friday night in Doncaster.
The Cork-based Cuban looked more than capable of putting away Abdoul but was in no hurry to do so at any point.
Fortunately for those who’d paid to get in, food was getting served at the same time as this fight and they didn’t have to endure the mind-numbing chess-like approach.
The opening round set up the rest of the fight, for all the punches thrown by Abdoul he may as well have been tucking into the Yorkshire puddings too, and by the looks of Perez’s waistline, he wouldn’t have said no to a plate full either.
Perez’s right jab got through Abdoul’s guard on occasion during the eight rounds but he never really put any pressure on him.
Finally, in the fourth it looked like there was going to be some action when Perez let loose a stunning combination but the tickling contest soon re-started and the cheers at the end of the fight were from those poor souls who had finally been put out of their misery and were eager to see smaller kids have a tear up.
Perez looks talented but he needs to be put in with somebody who’s going to put up a fight, then we can see if he reacts. Perez is now 13-0. We are still waiting for his career to take off.