Eloy Perez, former WBO and NABO super featherweight champion, has been reported dead at the age of 32.
The former Mexican-American fighter last took to the rings in 2012 when he was knocked out in the fourth round by Adrien Broner who eventually claimed the WBO super-featherweight belt.
Shortly after his defeat, Perez tested positive for co'caine which was apparently his last fight as a professional boxer.
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The 32-year-old fought a total of 26 bouts - winning 23, losing two and drawing two, meanwhile seven of his victories were won with knockouts.
He was also a former WBC United States (USNBC) lightweight champion during his early stages of his boxing career.
SunSport however reports that the cause of his death is unknown but investigation is ongoing on the untimely death of the boxer.
Boxing fans have since taken to social media to express shock at his death and also send their regards to his family.
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Stan Martyniouk wrote: "Not sure what happened but heard the sad news prayers to him and his family."
Javier Orsonio posted: "Dude RIP Eloy Perez that s***s crazy." And Ivan Iverson added: "Condolences to Eloy Perez's family and friends."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has died in a United States hospital on Friday, July 19.
The 28-year-old pugilist was in the rings fighting Puerto Rico's Subriel Matias at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill.
Dadashev were in action during the junior welterweight IBF World Title Elimination fight for the chance to challenge Josh Taylor for his title belt.
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