Jose Perez Jr. signs up with the Coast Guard

08.12.05 - According to Jose's father the young super star featherweight has decided to take a break from pro boxing and sign up with the Coast Guard. Jose is a Northern California boxer who has the stuff legends are made of and was one of USA Boxing's top amateur featherweights, winning and retiring from the amateurs as the 2003 U.S. Men's National Champion..

"I had the honor of working with Jose for several fights and can tell you from first hand experience that this kid had and still has the potential to become a world champion," Said Diamond (Jose's PR Manager). "The Punisher has a huge global fan base and will be missed, but we all wish "The Punisher" the best and please remember your fans have not forgotten about you Jose! "

Jose Jr. has been compared to Pernell Whitaker for his quick hands and elusiveness but stays true to his Mexican roots with a devastating body attack. At 5-feet-7-inch, 130 pounds, the 23 year old is a seasoned technician in the ring, and a thoughtful, respectful young man outside the ring. In Jose's last outing he was KO'd in the second round by the now highly touted Hector Layva, Local promoters still have great things to say about Jose and some fight fans think he will be back once his tour with the Coast Guard is complete, fans must remember he is only 23 years old and already a ring veteran of more than 13 years.

Article posted on 08.12.2005

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