Mike Perez to fight Carlos Takam

Updated: December 13, 2013, 7:46 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Heavyweight Mike Perez, whose last fight on Nov. 2 in New York left opponent Magomed Abdusalamov in a coma for more than a month, will return to the ring Jan. 18.

Perez will face Cameroon native Carlos Takam in a scheduled 10-round fight at the Bell Centre in Montreal in one of the HBO-televised undercard bouts on the show headlined by the much-anticipated all-Montreal showdown between former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and former super middleweight titlist Lucian Bute.

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