WBC Youth Welterweight champ, "King" James De La Rosa (14-0, 10 Ko's) will face Undefeated Abel Perry (9-0, 3 Ko's) of Las Vegas, Nevada in a battle of unbeaten's to take place at the Jacob Brown Auditorium on Friday January 18th in Brownsville, Texas. The anticipated match up will be an 8 round affair presented by Top Rank in association with Cavazos Boxing that will headline with the main event featuring WBC #13 welterweight Jesus Soto Karass (18-3-3, 14 Ko's) who will be taking on Germain Sanders (27-4, 17 Ko's) and will be featured on Telefutura's "Solo Boxeo".
"King" James De La Rosa faces a tough assignment in Abel Perry who holds some advantages that could be key factors over the Rio Grande Valley's own WBC Youth Welterweight World Champion. Read on to see the comparisons between Abel "Jazzy" Perry and "King" James De La Rosa.
Fighters Stats and abilities:
Perry's boxing style is that of a technician who likes to box and counterpunch his opponents and maintain his rhythm with quick combinations. In contrast James De La Rosa is a tornado of offensive aggression with non-stop action round after round. Here are some points that need to be observed in judging who will keep their unbeaten record. Someone's O must go.
At 5'-11" Perry stands one inch taller than De La Rosa. Perry also holds the edge in reach at 30 1/2" to De La Rosa's 27 1/2" giving Abel Perry a three inch reach advantage.
De La Rosa last fought in July when he scored an impressive body shot stoppage win over Michael Soberanis but yet it was Abel Perry who fought most recently in October and scored a six round unanimous decision victory over Daniel Gonzalez. Perry fought 6 times in 2007 while De La Rosa was less active with only 3 bouts. The edge in recent activity with just under three months over De La Rosa's 6 months goes to Abel Perry.
The power edge favors De La Rosa whose 10 KO's in 14 bouts stand to be 7 more than Abel Perry's 3 KO wins in his 9 bouts.
The most important factor in young up and coming prize fighters is the experience factor.
De La Rosa has fought 49 rounds of action in his scheduled 78 rounds in 14 total bouts going the distance only 4 times. Perry holds less amount of fights at 9 total fights and has fought 34 rounds of action in the scheduled 42 rounds, going the distance in 6 of his 9 total fights.
Despite James De La Rosa being the younger of the two combatants at 20 years of age in comparison to Abel Perry who just turned 29, De La Rosa holds the most important statistical edge which could hold a lot of weight going into the later rounds should the fight go the distance.