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Trainer, motivator Rudy Perez dies

Updated: June 15, 2013, 10:05 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Rudy Perez, who trained several top fighters and was revered as a great motivator, died Thursday in Mexico City after a lengthy battle with stomach cancer.

Perez, who was 58, was best known for training former three-division champion Marco Antonio Barrera for most of his career, including for all three of Barrera's epic fights with Mexican rival Erik Morales.

Perez also worked with fighters such as Israel Vazquez, Marcos Maidana, Pablo Cesar Cano, Hernan "Tyson" Marquez, Adrian Hernandez ...

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