We have been following Paul Spadafora’s comeback pretty closely and have had the privilege to watch all of his fights since his return. What makes this story so interesting is not only his troubled past but instead his future in the ring. Just about any Yinzer is well aware of his troubles with the law, his girlfriend and drugs and as a result are skeptical and negatively critical of his return. This short documentary below gives you a behind the scenes look at Paul Spadafora’s life and as he trains for his chance to tie Rocky Marciono’s record of 49-0!
As stated, it’s not so much the troubled past that is in question but instead the future for Spadafora. He has been quoted many times about wanting the fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and with each fight, he comes closer and closer to that reality. Spadafora is currently listed in the top 10 men who might beat Floyd Mayweather and is always cited as the man who got the upper hand against Floyd in a sparring session. There are many variables weighing against Spadafora and the big one in question is his age. At 38 years old, his window of opportunity is closing quickly but inning this fight against Perez will get the Pittsburgh Kid one step closer to finally achieving his dream.
Tomorrow night, The Pittsburgh Kid Paul Spadafora (48-0-1, 19 knockouts) returns to the right to fight Johan Perez (17-1-1, 12 KOs) of Caracas, Venezuela, for the interim WBA World Light Welterweight Belt at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort. There is however a lot more on the line for Spadafora than just the belt and this fight may be his toughest one yet. For more information on MMA gloves and top rated MMA gloves check this link as well.
By: Pat Hanavan