Minneapolis, MN, February 27, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Welterweight contender Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella improved to 16-2 with 13 knockouts after impressively defeating Breidis Prescott via unanimous decision.
The eight round fight aired Saturday, February 23 on FS2 as part of a Premier Boxing Champions card from the Minneapolis Armory in Minneapolis, MN.
Fighting for the first time since a gutsy majority decision defeat against Luis Collazo the 29-year-old spent time in Las Vegas training alongside some of the world’s top fighters. During a sparring session, he caught the eye of boxing legend Jesse Reid, who then joined Team Perrella.
The Fort Myers, FL native found an early home for jabs, straight left hands and crisp body shots. Perrella displayed excellent ring generalship throughout the fight while confidently showing Prescott it wouldn’t be his night. Prescott did land a few solid shots and knew he’d need a knockout to win in the later rounds but Perrella didn’t falter.
Scores were 79-73 twice and 78-74. “Mindset is everything in boxing,” Perrella said of his victory.
“I’ve got the right team around me and they’re helping me realize who I am as a fighter and what I’m able to do. The fighter you saw in there is the real me. The confidence, ring generalship, the swagger; that’s who Bryant Perrella truly is.”
With Reid joining head trainer Michael Nowling, Perrella’s plan is to return to the gym after a short rest and continue to sharpen his skills before the next fight.
“I’m always looking for tough challenges and am down to face anybody in the welterweight division. What you saw against Prescott is just a preview of who Bryant Perrella really is.”
Fans can follow and interact with Perrella on Instagram and Twitter @BryantPerrella or via Facebook atFacebook.com/TeamPerrella.
Contact: Matt Yanofsky (Team Perrella Publicist) - 551-206-0578 or @kopublicity