Sport: Boxing Inducted: 1986 Country: Tunisia Born: October 18, 1911 in Tunis, Tunisia Died: February
was World Flyweight Champion in 1931 and 1932. The 5'1",
110-pound puncher captured the French Flyweight title
in Paris in June 1931. In October of the same year, he won
the International Boxing Union’s version of the
World Flyweight crown with a second-round knockout of American
champion Frankie Genaro.
After losing his title one year later to England’s
Jackie Brown, Perez moved up to the bantamweight class, but
lost a championship bout decision to Panama’s Al Brown
in February 1934. He continued to box until December 1938.
His professional record: 133 bouts— won 92 (28 KOs),
lost 26, drew 15.
Perez died in the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.