Before finishing his career in February 1958 orthodox boxer Perez built up a record of 39 wins, 2 draws, and 15 losses, starting at age 18 on June 1951 and ending 6 years later at . Perez's longest KO streak is 4 fights long out of his 56 pro career fights.
Perez didn't take long to get comfortable in the pro game, becoming the first person to stop Charlie Hedges (a 1 fight pro) via KO in the 3rd round. Perez's rise in boxing continued with 28 fights against fighters such as Glen Flanagan, Corky Gonzales and Frankie Sodano. He had a mixed start to his career but mostly successful so far.
Perez went into his next fight against Charlie Slaughter on October 13th, 1951 with a career record of 6 wins. On October 13th, 1951, Perez took on and was defeated over the distance by Charlie Slaughter in his first career defeat. Perez lost via PTS in a valiant effort. 23 wins followed where Perez went on to fight Glen Flanagan, Corky Gonzales and Frankie Sodano amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Perez entered his next fight with a mostly successful record of 28-2-0 and took this to 29 wins with a win against Willie Pep on February 26th, 1954 via TKO. Perez was the 5th person to stop Willie and he did it in the 2nd round via TKO. The fight was due to last 10 rounds. Taking his record to 30-2-0. Perez then went on to win his next fight against Mickey Mars.
Perez lost to Percy Bassett in his next fight. Taking place on June 25th, 1954, Perez's career record after this fight stood at 30-3-0. Perez faced the first stoppage of his career against Percy Bassett in the 11th round of a 12 round fight via RTD.
Perez went into his next fight against Sandy Saddler on January 17th, 1955 with a career record of 33-5-1. Perez fought Sandy Saddler and was defeated via KO in the 10 round bout. This was Perez's 2nd stoppage defeat in his career which came in the 4th round.
On December 23rd, 1957, Perez took on and was defeated by Tommy Tibbs meaning his career tally went to 39-14-2. There was nothing more Perez could have done on the night facing Tibbs. Tibbs put on a great performance to take the win over the 10 rounds.
On February 25th, 1958, Perez took on and was defeated by Larry Boardman meaning his career tally went to 39-15-2 This turned out to be Perez's final career fight. Boardman became the 4th person to stop Perez in round 6 of a 10 round fight via TKO.