Wednesday, March 7th 2018

Oscar Valdez Unscripted: Fighting For My Country

It’s almost time.

I know it’s going to be a toe-to-toe battle when I defend my WBO Featherweight world title Saturday at the StubHub Center against Scott Quigg (ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 10:30 EST). That’s just part of my DNA as a proud Mexican boxer.

When I was a kid, I looked up to fighters like Julio Cesar Chavez, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera. When I hear comments, like I’m the action fighter to follow in their footsteps, it feels great. I want to be the guy to carry the Mexican flag, fight like a warrior inside the ring, and continue giving the fans great fights.

Fighting like a Mexican warrior is something I take great pride in. It’s nothing but motivation for me, knowing that people look at me that way. It makes me want to work harder. The fans want great fights, and that’s exactly what I want. I hope to take part in fights that the fans talk about for years and decades to come. I had a pair of great battles last year against Genesis Servania and Miguel Marriaga. I battled through adversity and showed the heart required to be a championship fighter.

Most importantly, I want to be known as one of the best fighters out there. The Quigg fight will be my fourth title defense, and it will be a defining fight in my career. Quigg is a warrior inside the ring, just like me. His style versus my style will make for an amazing fight. I guarantee it.

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Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Matchroom Boxing, remaining tickets for Valdez vs. Quigg, priced at $206, $104, $53 and $27.50, including facility fees, can be purchased online at, by phone at (888) 9AXS-TIX, or by visiting the StubHub Center box office.