Troy Lowry has been replaced as junior middleweight Boyd Melson's opponent for his April 27 fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In his stead, Edgar Perez, a 34 years-old who fights out of Chicago, Illinois by way of Puerto Rico, gets the call.
Perez (5-3, 3 KOs) has lost his last three bouts and has been stopped in his last two. The three men were a combined 23-1 when Perez faced them and include Jermall Charlo, a well-regarded prospect. Perez has fought as light as 144 pounds and as heavy as 163.75 pounds.
Melson (10-1-1, 4 KOs), who was recently profiled on HBO's Real Sports, is coming off of a disputed draw against Jason Thompson last October. This marks the longest layoff of Melson's career.
The bout is scheduled for six rounds.