Darleys Perez (33-2-1, 21 KOs)–Former WBA World Lightweight Champion. Perez stands 5’7” and was born on Sept. 14, 1983 in San Pedro de Uraba, Colombia. The Colombian native defeated the previously unbeaten Argenis Lopez for the interim world title in June 2014.
Perez successfully defended his interim world championship twice before meeting England’s Anthony Crolla in Manchester on July 18, 2015. Perez was able to retain his world title by way of a majority draw against Crolla. Fighting in Crolla’s hometown, Perez had one judge score the fight in his favor (114-113), while another had it for Crolla (116-111). The third judge had it even at 113-113. Perez, however, was deducted one point on two separate occasions for low blows. If not for the deductions, Perez would have won a majority decision.