25/06/2024

Mike Perry serves as backup for Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis: 'If Dillon doesn't show up, I'm ready to fight'

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Mike Perry serves as backup for Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis: 'If Dillon doesn't show up, I'm ready to fight'

Mike Perry has been brought on as insurance in case Dillon Danis doesn't make it to the ring in October.

Mike Perry has been brought on as insurance in case Dillon Danis doesn't make it to the ring in October.

BOSTON – Mike Perry will serve as the backup for the Dillon Danis vs. Logan Paul boxing match.

Danis (0-0) meets Paul (0-1) on Misfits Boxing’s “The PRIME Card,” which is set to take place Oct. 14 at AO Arena in Manchester, England, and streams on DAZN pay-per-view. The bout is scheduled for six, three-minute rounds, and will be contested at 195 pounds.

With many casting doubt about Danis showing up, Perry has been named as the alternate for the fight. Danis has not competed in combat sports since a June 2019 Bellator fight in which he defeated Max Humphrey by first-round submission.

“Hey, I’m a real fighter,” Perry said during Tuesday’s press conference in London. “This is what I do. This is how I feed my family. These boys been getting money other ways. They want some respect in this game, so they called me here. If Dillon doesn’t show up, I’m ready to fight. And everybody knows, when you get Mike Perry on a card, you get the fight that you’re asking for.”

Since parting ways with the UFC, Perry has shined under the BKFC banner, defeating Julian Lane, former Bellator title challenger Michael Page, and most recently a TKO of former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in April. “Platinum” says he’s been in the gym and will be ready to go if he’s needed.

“I’ve been training,” Perry said. “I stay fit. It’s a lifestyle for me. Logan is a pretty big guy. These guys are a little heavier than where I usually fight. … As long as I’m in shape, I put the miles in, get some road work, lift some weights, and do my boxing rounds like I love, I’ll be ready to show up if they need me.”

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