Bryant Perrella

Bryant Perrella



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Weight 154 lbs (70 kg)

Age 35

Home Fort Myers, Florida,

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Hard-hitting contender Bryant Perrella has made a successful transition from the welterweight division to the talent-laden 154-pound as he seeks his first world title. Read Bio

Last Fight

Draw vs Kevin Salgado

Apr 09, 2022 / The Theatre at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas

Bryant Perrella DRAWS with Kevin Salgado by DR in Round 10 of 10

Latest News

Bryant Perrella News
Dec 23, 2019 / Plant vs Feigenbutz, Caleb Plant, Bryant Perrella

IBF Super Middleweight Champ Caleb Plant defends title in homecoming fight vs Vincent Feigenbutz Feb. 15 on FOX

Welterweight contenders Bryant Perrella and Abel Ramos square-off in the co-feature on the card at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jul 14, 2019 / James vs DeMarco, Jamal James, Gerald Washington, Charles Martin, Bryant Perrella, Domonique Dolton

James Decisions DeMarco in Epic Back and Forth

Former world champion Antonio DeMarco gave welterweight contender Jamal James all he could handle during a 10-round war that saw James emerge victorious Saturday night on FS1.

Feb 24, 2019 / Dirrell vs Yildirim, Anthony Dirrell, Jamal James, Marcos Hernandez, Bryant Perrella

Dirrell reclaims WBC title with technical decision over Yildirim

Anthony Dirrell becomes a world champion again—winning a hard-earned technical decision over Avni Yildirim, after an accidental headbutt forced their exciting PBC on FS1 scrap to go to the scorecards in the 10th-round.


Bryant Perrella Fights

Draw vs Kevin Salgado 15-1-1

Apr 09, 2022 The Theatre at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas

Kevin Salgado DRAWS with Bryant Perrella by DR in Round 10 of 10

Draw vs Tony Harrison 29-4-1

Apr 17, 2021 Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall, Los Angeles, California

Tony Harrison DRAWS with Bryant Perrella by SD in Round 12 of 12

Loss vs Abel Ramos 28-6-2

Feb 15, 2020 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Bryant Perrella LOSES to Abel Ramos by TKO in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Domonique Dolton 22-3-1

Jul 13, 2019 Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Bryant Perrella WINS against Domonique Dolton by TKO in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Breidis Prescott 31-18-0

Feb 23, 2019 Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Bryant Perrella WINS against Breidis Prescott by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Alex Martin 15-3-0

Dec 08, 2017 Hialeah Park, Miami, Florida

Bryant Perrella WINS against Alex Martin by UD in Round 10 of 10

Loss vs Yordenis Ugas 27-6-0

Sep 27, 2016 Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bryant Perrella LOSES to Yordenis Ugas by TKO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs David Grayton 15-3-1

Jun 04, 2016 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Bryant Perrella WINS against David Grayton by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Ramon Ayala 25-5-1

Jan 12, 2016 Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Bryant Perrella WINS against Ramon Ayala by RTD in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Chaquib Fadli 13-5-0

Nov 13, 2015 Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

Bryant Perrella WINS against Chaquib Fadli by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Patrick Boozer 11-3-0

Sep 26, 2015 Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Bryant Perrella WINS against Patrick Boozer by TKO in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Eduardo Flores 21-17-3

Aug 02, 2015 Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida, USA

Bryant Perrella WINS against Eduardo Flores by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Abraham Alvarez 20-8-1

Jun 13, 2015 Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Bryant Perrella WINS against Abraham Alvarez by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Justin Johnson 6-6-4

Feb 20, 2015 CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Bryant Perrella WINS against Justin Johnson by KO in Round 4 of 6

Win vs Victor Fonseca Calderas 9-3-1

Sep 11, 2014 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Bryant Perrella WINS against Victor Fonseca Calderas by TKO in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Victor Fonseca 9-3-1

Sep 11, 2014 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Bryant Perrella WINS against Victor Fonseca by TKO in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Christian Steele 4-8-2

Jul 25, 2014 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Bryant Perrella WINS against Christian Steele by KO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Benito Tovar 3-0-1

May 26, 2014 Fort Bliss Arena, El Paso, Texas, USA

Bryant Perrella WINS against Benito Tovar by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Roberto Crespo 4-3-0

Apr 26, 2014 StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA

Bryant Perrella WINS against Roberto Crespo by KO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Isaac Holder 1-1-0

Feb 22, 2013 Community Center, Palm Bay, Florida, USA

Bryant Perrella WINS against Isaac Holder by MD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Arturo Lopez 0-1-0

Mar 31, 2012 Illusions Theater, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Bryant Perrella WINS against Arturo Lopez by TKO in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Michael Wicker 0-1-0

Feb 10, 2012 A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, USA

Bryant Perrella WINS against Michael Wicker by TKO in Round 1 of 4


Bryant Perrella “Goodfella”

  • WINS 17
  • LOSSES 3
  • DRAWS 2
  • KOs 14

Weight 154 lbs (70 kg)

Height 6'1" (1.85 m)

Reach 72" (183 cm)

  • Born

    March 23, 1989
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  • Born in

    Fort Myers, FL
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    Fort Myers, FL
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Bryant Perrella Bio

Long-time welterweight contender Bryant Perrella has made a smooth transition to the super welterweight division as he looks to establish himself in one of the sport's most talented divisions.

Backyard Boxing

Among Bryant Perrella’s youthful passions was “backyard boxing,” a hobby which led him to embrace the sport as a teenager.

Nicknamed “Stallion” as a 12-year-old, Perrella often waged battle against older young men behind a high school library in Lehigh Acres, Florida. 

“I played some basketball, baseball and some soccer, but I’ve been doing backyard boxing since I was like eight-years-old,” said Perrella, an Italian-American native of Fort Myers, Florida, whose alias was bestowed by friends and opponents after “Italian Stallion” Rocky Balboa.

“People from Lehigh Senior High started calling me the ‘Stallion’ because I was bringing the gloves out there behind the library. They would know I would bring my gloves there every day and have fight clubs at the library after school.”

Perrella first entered a gym at the age of 15, producing an amateur record of 70-9, receiving an invitation to participate in the 2011 Olympic trials, and falling to eventual tournament winner, Errol Spence. 

Perrella earned gold medals at the Sunshine State Games in 2007, 2008 and 2009, a runner-up finish in the World Ringside Tournament (2009),  and a bronze medal at the National Police Athletic League (PAL) Association Tournament (2010).

“I was able to test my skills against some of the best fighters the United States had at welterweight,” said Perrella, whose amateur victories included one over Regis Prograis. “I did a lot more than hold my own. I gained a lot of confidence from that.”

Perrella’s “Goodfella” nickname was also developed from his Italian-American heritage and the fact that “I bring bad intentions.”

“I was with my father just walking around, and Goodfella popped up, and we were like, ‘Goodfella Perrella, that has a good ring to it.’ The nickname means a lot because I want to be a good person,” said Perrella. 

“I strive to be a good person and shed a positive light through what I do. That’s my demeanor: I’m a Goodfella outside of the ring, but I’m a Goodfella gangster inside the ring. I’m going to be bringing it, and there’s going to be fireworks 100 percent.” 

Perrella vs. Grayton: June 4, 2016 (PBC on ESPN)

Sending Shockwaves

A 6-foot-1 southpaw, Perrella turned professional as a 19-year-old in 2012 with a 30-second TKO of Michael Wicker (February) and a fourth-round TKO of Arturo Lopez (March) which represented two of 13 stoppages in his initial 14 victories.

While Perrella’s lone victory of 2013 was a four-round majority decision over Isaac Holder (February), 2014 featured a pair of first-round knockouts, another in the second and also a sixth-round TKO. 

Before being stopped by Perrella in the first and sixth rounds, Benito Tovar (May 2014) was 3-0-1 (3 KOs), and Victor Fonseca (September), 9-3-1 (7 KOs). Perrella stopped all five opponents in 2015. 

In 2016, Perrella won two of three bouts, scoring a pair of second-round knockouts over Ramon Ayala (January) and David Grayton (June).  A southpaw, Grayton entered at 14-0 (10 KOs) before becoming Perrella’s 11th straight stoppage win. 

“I was motivated more than ever [for Grayton.] Everything was perfect. I feel like I performed flawlessly. I don’t consider myself a power puncher who is going to knock everyone out,” said Perrella. 

“But there’s an advantage being a southpaw. I see myself as a pure boxer who does a lot of subtle things, but I'm blessed to have the strength to hit somebody, sending shock waves through them.”

Perrella’s first loss was in September 2016 by fourth-round TKO to future champion Yordenis Ugas, this, after having suffered from a right leg injury sustained during training camp. 

Harrison vs. Perrella: April 17, 2021 (PBC on FOX)

Making Changes

“Goodfella” rebounded in December 2017 with an eight-round unanimous decision over southpaw Alex Martin -- who entered at 13-2 (6 KOs) -- but lost a 10-round majority decision to left-handed former champion Luis Collazo in August 2018.

Perrella won twice more in 2019 by eight-round unanimous decision over Breidis Prescott (February) and a third-round TKO over Domonique Dolton (July) before falling by controversial 10th-round TKO to Abel Ramos in February 2020 while ahead on the cards with one second remaining in the fight. 

“I actually hurt my left hand in the second round [against Prescott], so I had to take some steam off the left and use it kind of more as a popping shot [and] a scoring blow. I just stuck to my right hand, moved to my right laterally and kept using my jab to dominate,” said Perrella, who was dejected after losing to Ramos. 

“I was rocked, but felt like I could’ve continued. I mean, one second left. You gotta let me continue. It’s ridiculous. It’s like Meldrick Taylor and Chavez...I was winning every round convincingly...There was one second left in the 10th round. It’s like a needle in the haystack.”

Perrella returned to action on April 17, 2021, in a 154-pound bout against former WBC World Champion Tony “Superbad” Harrison on FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes from Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

The tactical showdown saw both Harrison and Perrella have strong moments early. Harrison found a place for his right hand in the second round, connecting with multiple power shots that created a welt under Perrella’s left eye. Perrella bounced back strongly in round three with a flurry of activity and accurate combinations that appeared to hinder Harrison’s aggressiveness.

While Harrison had success with a consistent jab, Perrella was just as consistent countering with his right hands and never allowing his hard-hitting opponent to put him in danger. Moving up in weight and debuting with new trainer Roy Jones Jr., Perrella was able to finish the fight strong with the final result being a 12-round split draw. Scores were 16-112 for Harrison, a 117-111 score for Perrella and a 114-114 draw.

Perrella would fight to another draw in April 2022, this time against unbeaten Kevin Salgado. The tactical affair saw Perrella establish his jab from the outset, a punch he landed 64 times throughout the contest. Perrella, who is trained by Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr., combined consistent movement with the jab, which slowed Salgado from putting together consistent offense.  
“I thought my game plan and execution was great,” said Perrella. “I boxed smart. I broke him down. I’m not going to run from him. He was just winging big shots any time I would step in just trying to knock me out with one punch. I kept the jab in his face. Jabs to the body. Left hands. I hurt him. Everything was going great and it looked like I was sweeping all the rounds.”

All three judges agreed on only three of the ten rounds throughout the closely contested duel, eventually leading to the split-draw by scores of 97-93 for Perrella, 96-94 for Salgado and the 95-95 draw. After the fight, both men believed they had done enough to have their hand raised.
“I was shocked by the decision,” said Perrella. “Two draws in a row. I put my all into this and I get robbed at the end of the day. It’s a tough pill to swallow. I easily out boxed him. He barely landed any punches. I don’t know what more I can do. I did my best. It is what it is.”