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Friday, August 2, 2013

Brooks Has a New Opponent

Michael "Lefty" Brooks was originally scheduled to face undefeated prospect Karl Dargan tomorrow, but Dargan was forced to back out. Brooks is now scheduled to face Joseph "Chip" Perez from Connecticut. The bout is set for the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Perez (10-2, 3 KOs) was stopped in his last bout against Jason Sosa in January, snapping a five bout win streak. His last win came against Chazz McDowell, who coincidentally was scheduled to fight Brooks in May before Lefty bowed out with an injury. In that fight, Perez started slowly before taking a controversial majority decision.

That fight featured a number of headbutts, something both men will have to look out for tomorrow as Lefty is a southpaw and Chip takes an orthodox stance. Against McDowell, Perez was able to land overhand rights consistently during the second half of the fight. Against Brooks, he'll need to straighten out his right.

Brooks (9-0-1, 2 KOs) is coming off of a technical draw in March. This bout will be a contest for control of the middle of the ring. Whoever is pushing forward will likely grab a points victory.

Brooks weighed in 134 pounds and Perez was 133.75. This fight is scheduled for six rounds.

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