18-year-old Joahnys Oscar Argilagos Perez is one of the youngest boxers in WSB history, but the Light flyweight (49 kg) has enjoyed a tremendous debut season despite his tender years. A winning record of 5-2 in the Regular Season saw him finish fourth in the rankings, while he added a further victory in the semi-finals after defeating Mexico’s Jose Rojas.
The Cuban first showed his burgeoning potential when he claimed gold at the 2013 AIBA Junior World Championships, and it is remarkable that just two years later he is beating boxers with vastly more experience in the world class cauldron of WSB.
Many boxers struggle to recover from a single loss in this competition, but Perez recovered superbly after losing twice in a row by achieving victory in his next four matches. The young star has a superb jab, and a well developed boxing brain which can spot and exploit openings within milliseconds.