It is saddening to see youths die and for someone like Eloy Perez, the former Mexican-American fighter, dying at a promising age of 32, fans cannot seem to get over it.
The news broke on social media and a lot of fans have sent in their shock and condolences, among other feelings. Eloy Perez had ultimately fought Adrien Broner on HBO in 2012, a bout that was stopped in the fourth round.After the bout, Perez failed a drug test for cocaine. This mistake proved costly as he was released from his contract with the Garcia family, and never fought as a professional ever again. See reactions from fans below:
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— Rachel Charles (@PitchInk) October 13, 2019
RIP Eloy Perez… Can’t believe I’m even tweeting this. Such a great guy but got headed down the wrong path after he was suspended from professional boxing. At 16 he was beating the shit out of men twice his age. Started out his career 11-0? Something like that fuggin crazy pic.twitter.com/gvKHxrZZaL
— Shaugn Watson (@TheWat1734) October 13, 2019
Former Pacific Northwest fighter Eloy Perez passed away over the weekend. Perez fought much of his early career at Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester, Wa for the legendary Bennie Georgino. He went on to make a meaningful push at 130 lbs., eventually losing to Adrien Broner pic.twitter.com/QavbzHOLNL
— Ricardo Ibarra (@ribarraboxing) October 13, 2019