This Saturday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, one of the biggest punchers in the sport, Tyrone "Young Gun" Brunson (22-2-1, 21 KO's) returns to the his hometown for the first time in 9 and a half years when he takes on Atlantic City's DeCarlo Perez (12-3-1, 4 KO's) in a scheduled 8-round Jr. Middleweight bout.
The bout is promoted by Main Events, Peltz Boxing and BAM Boxing.
Brunson, who burst on to the scene in 2005 and set the world record for 19 consecutive 1st round knockouts to start his career is looking to restart his promising career. He knows that all can happen with a win over Perez.
"It is going to be a good fight. I am well prepared. This is the best training camp I have ever had and I have to thank my manager Mark Cipparone and Club 1957 Management for that," said Brunson.
He is facing the tough Perez, who himself is on a roll as he has won six of his last seven bouts which includes wins over Dante Moore (8-0-2), Jarmar Freeman (9-1-2) and his last bout when he defeated Marcus Willis (13-3-2).
"I do not know much about Perez. I heard he is a rugged guy and he comes to fight."
Brunson gained a lot of fanfare all over the world as he was amassing all of those knockout victories, three of which came in New Zealand.
"I am past that record. This is a rebirth and fans will see a new Tyrone Brunson. I consider this fight my 2nd pro debut."
With a new team, led by Cipparone, Brunson has been given a proper training camp and knows he is in the right situation to realize his potential.
"I have been doing things in this camp that I have never done before. Mark has made me very comfortable for this camp."
With his record, Brunson feels that he is not far away from competing in meaningful fights but a win over Perez is a must for that to occur.
"I plan to close the year with one fight after this. I can see after three fights tops that I can compete for a regional title. After that a world title. But now, Perez is my only focus and then I will go from there."
"I want to thank my supporters from day one. I hope everybody will come out and enjoy this fight card.", finished Brunson.