‘I Felt a Little Low Winded in There’: Raymond Ford Reacts to His Draw Against Aaron Perez

Published 03/13/2021, 10:38 PM EST


The Roman Gonzalez vs Juan Estrada fight card comprised an exemplary matchup between Raymond Ford and Aaron Perez. The fans expected a classic in this encounter and wished to see the best pugilist win. Unfortunately for them, the fight ended with a distressing draw.

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Post the battle, Ford interacted with Matchroom Boxing and shed some light on this fight.

He said, “I felt a little low winded in there. But it was a lot throwing me off. He was wrestling with his head, hit me with an elbow, cut my eye.”

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Both Ford and Perez put their undefeated streak on the line against each other. The fight began well, and the pair gave each other a stern test of their skill sets.

 

Right from the first gong, ‘Savage’, the favorite in this fight tried walking down Aaron Perez. But he felt that ‘Angel Baby’ was throwing him off and not really engaging in a tussle.

Despite the alleged elbow and eye, he fought well and kept himself and his opponent on his toes throughout the 8 round bout. However, the judges concluded this contest as a draw, as they couldn’t really define who the winner was.

This fight was extremely important for both the pugilists, as the winner could have landed a massive bout with any of the top-10 featherweights.

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Should there be an immediate rematch between Raymond Ford and Aaron Perez?

Both Ford and Perez are considerably young, looking to move up in the stacked 126-pound division. The draw will have preserved their records, but done them no favors in advancing on the ride.

‘Savage’ even took it to his official Instagram handle to address the situation. He firmly stayed adamant on a rematch against ‘Angel Baby’.

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Both of them are keen to touch gloves with each other yet again and get their hand raised. Most of their fans and enthusiasts believe there isn’t any fight that could supersede an immediate second collision between Ford and Perez.

Moreover, it will determine who the real winner is and who has the audacity to march on to the top.

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What did you make of the Ford vs Perez fight? How would you have scored the contest?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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