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Marco Antonio Periban

Full Name – Marco Antonio Periban Hernandez
Height – 6-2
Weight – 168 (super middleweight)
Date of Birth – October 9, 1984
Birthplace – El Arenal, DF, Mexico
Hometown – Mexico City, Mexico               
Record – 20-2-1 (13 Knockouts)
A stellar prospect who has been making waves in Mexico since his amateur days, Marco Antonio Periban has the skill, style, and determination that have made many boxing insiders peg him as a future world champion.
A native of El Arenal, Periban had an outstanding amateur career that included a victory over Cuba’s number one ranked Emilio Correa, national championships in Mexico, where he was a member of the national team, and a bronze medal in the 2006 Central American Games. 
But Periban’s dream was always of a professional world championship, so he turned pro in September of 2008 with a third round knockout of Oscar Solis. Periban finished off the year in style with a four round win over Miguel Zamarripa, and in 2009 he continued to look unstoppable, halting Pedro Esquer in the first round and Hector Macias in the second.
On August 8, 2009, Periban stepped back between the ropes to take on Daniel Comaschi, and he continued to impress with a third round TKO win that upped his perfect record to 5-0 with 4 KOs. And in November, Periban scored the biggest victory of his pro career up to that point as he outpointed 10-0-1 fellow prospect Richard Vidal over four rounds.
On March 26, Periban made his first start of 2010 with a six round split decision win over unbeaten Salomon Rodriguez in Mexico City, and on June 25 he was back on home turf, stopping veteran Jason Naugler in five rounds in another impressive win. Periban improved on that stellar outing on July 30, when he stopped Franco Raul Sanchez in two rounds in Mexico City, and on December 3, he needed just 80 seconds to blast out veteran Darnell Boone.
In 2011, Periban stayed busy with five fights and five more wins, taking three victories by knockout, but it was in 2012 that he made his move on the world scene, decisioning unbeaten Jesus Angel Nerio and knocking out Gerardo Diaz and Lester Gonzalez before scoring a major 10 round decision victory over veteran Francisco Sierra.
That win set up a NABF title fight on March 16, 2013, and Periban passed this test with flying colors, knocking out respected Samuel Miller in just two rounds. On June 22, Periban got his first world title shot when he faced Sakio Bika for the vacant WBC super middleweight championship, yet despite an impressive effort, the judges ruled against him, awarding Bika a close majority decision victory.
Now looking to get another shot at the 168-pound belt, Periban can take a step in the right direction on September 12, 2013 if he can defeat unbeaten Badou Jack in Las Vegas.