Oscar  Valdez
Weightclass:
Featherweight
Age:
25
Birthplace:
Nogales Sonora, Mexico
Record:
20-0, 17 KOs
Height:
5'6"
Reach:
69"
Managers:
Frank Espinoza
Trainers:
Manuel Robles
biography

Twitter & Instagram: @OscarValdez56
Ranked WBC #1, WBO #1, IBF #8, WBA #10 at 126 pounds…
NABO featherweight champion…
Former NABF featherweight “junior” champion…
Former NABF super featherweight “junior” champion, two successful defenses…
2012 Olympic representative for Mexico (amateur), 123 pounds…
2008 Olympic representative for Mexico (amateur), 119 pounds…
2012 Americas Olympic Qualifier (amateur), 123 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2012 Independence Cup (amateur), 123 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2011 Pan American Games (amateur), 123 pounds – Silver Medalist…
2011 Mexican National Olympiad (amateur), 123 pounds – Gold Medalist...
2010 Central American & Caribbean Games (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist...
2010 Pan American Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Silver Medalist…
2009 AIBA President’s Cup (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2009 World Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Bronze Medalist…
2009 Pan American Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Silver Medalist…
2008 World Youth Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist
2008 American Olympic Qualifier (amateur), 119 pounds – Silver Medalist...
2007 Mexican National Championships (amateur), 119 pounds – Gold Medalist…

At the age of 25, Oscar is a five-year pro. A young contender at 126 pounds – ranked No. 1 by the WBC and the WBO – he is one of boxing’s brightest young talents.
Before his debut, he was an elite international amateur, considered one of the best in the history of Mexican amateur boxing. He...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2016 – WON VACANT NABO F TITLE – in his last fight on 4-9-16 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by TKO (4th round) against former IBF featherweight world champion Evgeny Gradovich (21-1-1): the scheduled 10-rounder was one of the co-features with the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. III main event – it ended with a spectacular one-punch knockout and stole the show; Gradovich pressed forward, but Oscar outboxed and outworked him and landed the harder punches; Gradovich’s face was bruised and battered, and he was cut over his right eye in the 1st round and over his left eye in the 2nd; Oscar scored a devastating knockdown with a left hook in the 4th round – Gradovich got up but was unsteady, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:14…
 
2015 – on 12-12-15 in Tucson, AZ, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Ernie Sanchez (15-6-1): the scheduled 10-rounder headlined at the Convention Center and ended with a spectacular one-punch knockout; Oscar scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 3rd round – Sanchez got up but was very unsteady, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:59…
On 9-11-15 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (5th round) against Chris Avalos 26-3): the scheduled 10-rounder headlined at the Cosmopolitan, and Oscar dominated the fight; he scored a knockdown with a left hook late in the 3rd round, then staggered Avalos with a left hook in the 4th; he staggered Avalos with another left hook in the 5th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:17…
On 6-27-15 in Carson, CA, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against lefthanded Ruben Tamayo (23-5-4): the bout – Oscar’s first scheduled 10-rounder – was co-featured with the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Jessie Vargas main event; Tamayo was credited with a...
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background
AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Oscar said, "I was born in Nogales, Sonora. Then, when I was around one year old, my mother and father moved to Tucson, so they took me there as a baby. I did my elementary school there, first grade to fifth grade. After that, my mother and father got a divorce and I went with my father back to Mexico. All of junior high I did in Mexico and high school, as well.
"My dad, he's a manager. He used to work at the mines in Tucson. He used to box as an amateur. My mom works at a telephone company. She's an operator. I've got a lot of brothers and sisters! I'm the oldest one. By my father and mother, there's four of us. They got a divorce when I was 11 years old. My mom, after years, got married again with a great guy and had twins with him. My dad, he had a kid with another woman, then he got a divorce with her and had another child after that. But I don't consider them stepbrothers – I'm the oldest, and I love them all. I'm the only boxer in my family. My brother is really good in school, so we're kind of opposites. They're all in school – I guess I'm the only one that likes sports. I've been athletic since I was a little kid. But I've got cousins that fight, and girl cousins that fight. I've got a cousin that's going to the NFL. He's from Ohio. I've got family all over the place.
"I first went into the gym when I was eight years old and my first fight, I had it when I was nine. Ever since we were little my whole family was really into boxing. Ever since we were little babies – four or five years old – they would put the gloves on us, me and my little cousins, and we would just go at it! So it was like, a family thing, like 'Who's son is better? Who's the better cousin out of us?' I just fell in love with the sport ever since. I never left it.
"A lot of fighters don't count their amateur fights. They just say, 'Oh, around 250.' Me, I counted each and every fight I had. I finished with 204...
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Biography
  • Twitter & Instagram: @OscarValdez56
  • Ranked WBC #1, WBO #1, IBF #8, WBA #10 at 126 pounds…
  • NABO featherweight champion…
  • Former NABF featherweight “junior” champion…
  • Former NABF super featherweight “junior” champion, two successful defenses…
  • 2012 Olympic representative for Mexico (amateur), 123 pounds…
  • 2008 Olympic representative for Mexico (amateur), 119 pounds…
  • 2012 Americas Olympic Qualifier (amateur), 123 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2012 Independence Cup (amateur), 123 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2011 Pan American Games (amateur), 123 pounds – Silver Medalist…
  • 2011 Mexican National Olympiad (amateur), 123 pounds – Gold Medalist...
  • 2010 Central American & Caribbean Games (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist...
  • 2010 Pan American Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Silver Medalist…
  • 2009 AIBA President’s Cup (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2009 World Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Bronze Medalist…
  • 2009 Pan American Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Silver Medalist…
  • 2008 World Youth Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist
  • 2008 American Olympic Qualifier (amateur), 119 pounds – Silver Medalist...
  • 2007 Mexican National Championships (amateur), 119 pounds – Gold Medalist…

At the age of 25, Oscar is a five-year pro. A young contender at 126 pounds – ranked No. 1 by the WBC and the WBO – he is one of boxing’s brightest young talents.

Before his debut, he was an elite international amateur, considered one of the best in the history of Mexican amateur boxing. He had a fight in the World Series of Boxing in December, 2010, but it did not affect his amateur status and he continued to fight as an amateur for two more years after that.

Oscar is the first Mexican boxer to compete in two Olympic Games – he competed in Beijing when he was only 17 years old in 2008, and competed again in London in 2012. He is also the first Mexican to win a medal at the World Championships – a bronze in 2009 – and was the flag bearer for Mexico at the Central American Games in 2010.

As a pro, Oscar has stayed active in the ring and made impressive progress. He fought six times in 2013, six times in 2014, and four times in 2015. He stepped up in class of opposition, gave consistently solid performances, and has risen to the top of the world rankings.

In his last fight on April 9 in Las Vegas, Oscar scored his career-best win, a fourth-round TKO against former IBF featherweight world champion Evgeny Gradovich. The bout was one of the co-features with the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. III main event – it ended with a spectacular one-punch knockout and stole the show.

After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Valdez, one of boxing's top prospects, picked a great time to have his most impressive performance. He was on a big card and facing his most significant opponent in Gradovich….

Valdez shined and stole the show on the undercard as he destroyed Gradovich. Valdez dominated from the outset, battering Gradovich a lot of punches and marking up his face by the end of the first round.

Things got no better for the former titleholder, who tried to apply pressure but could not deal with Valdez's speed or power. In the fourth round, Valdez absolutely crushed him with a clean left hook to the jaw, dropping him hard. Gradovich had no quit in him and beat the count but he was in condition to go on and [the] referee waved it off at 2 minutes, 14 seconds. [End Rafael item]

Oscar said, "I'm more of a boxer. I don't really consider myself as a hard-hitting fighter, but I can do all different styles. I can bang with a fighter – if the guy boxes, I can put pressure. If I'm fighting a pressure guy, I can also box. Whatever the fighter brings, I'll switch it up.

"I train in two gyms back home in Hermosillo. One is called CUM, and Hernan Marquez, the former world champion, he opened up a gym called HTM – for Hernan 'Tyson' Marquez.

"I just do light workouts for two weeks in Hermosillo and when the fight comes, I go to The Rock Gym in Carson two months before it. All the hard work is done there. In California, I don't really do much. I go to the gym, go back to the house, relax, then go back and train again.

"I don't really have a nickname. Back when I was an amateur, they used to call me 'El Niño' 'cause I was the smallest one on the team. I was 17 years old, and the rest of them were like 20, 23. As a pro, I didn't really think of a nickname. I'm just called Oscar Valdez."

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2016 – WON VACANT NABO F TITLE – in his last fight on 4-9-16 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by TKO (4th round) against former IBF featherweight world champion Evgeny Gradovich (21-1-1): the scheduled 10-rounder was one of the co-features with the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. III main event – it ended with a spectacular one-punch knockout and stole the show; Gradovich pressed forward, but Oscar outboxed and outworked him and landed the harder punches; Gradovich’s face was bruised and battered, and he was cut over his right eye in the 1st round and over his left eye in the 2nd; Oscar scored a devastating knockdown with a left hook in the 4th round – Gradovich got up but was unsteady, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:14…

 

2015 – on 12-12-15 in Tucson, AZ, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Ernie Sanchez (15-6-1): the scheduled 10-rounder headlined at the Convention Center and ended with a spectacular one-punch knockout; Oscar scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 3rd round – Sanchez got up but was very unsteady, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:59…

On 9-11-15 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (5th round) against Chris Avalos 26-3): the scheduled 10-rounder headlined at the Cosmopolitan, and Oscar dominated the fight; he scored a knockdown with a left hook late in the 3rd round, then staggered Avalos with a left hook in the 4th; he staggered Avalos with another left hook in the 5th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:17…

On 6-27-15 in Carson, CA, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against lefthanded Ruben Tamayo (23-5-4): the bout – Oscar’s first scheduled 10-rounder – was co-featured with the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Jessie Vargas main event; Tamayo was credited with a knockdown in the 1st round, but video replays showed that he stepped on Oscar’s foot as he landed a glancing left hand, and Oscar dominated the fight after that; he consistently outboxed and outworked Tamayo and landed the harder punches; Tamayo was penalized one point for low blows in the 7th round, and his right eye was swollen badly at the final bell; scored 98-90, 98-90, 99-90…

On 4-11-15 in Laredo, TX, he won by knockout (3rd round) against Jose Ramirez (25-5): the scheduled 8-rounder headlined at Laredo Energy Arena; Oscar dominated the fight and quickly overpowered him; Ramirez was cut over his right eye by a clash of heads in the 3rd round – Oscar scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body moments later, and Ramirez was counted out at 2:05…

 

2014 – on 12-20-14 in Phoenix, AZ, he won by TKO (5th round) against 39 year-old Jean Sotelo (19-13-2): the scheduled 8-rounder was co-featured with the Andy Ruiz-Sergey Liakhovich main event, and Oscar dominated the fight; he pressed forward, rocked Sotelo repeatedly, and steadily wore him down; Sotelo did not continue after the start of the 5th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:02…

2ND NABF SF JR. TITLE DEFENSE – on 11-15-14 in San Antonio, TX, he won by TKO (7th round) against Alberto Garza (26-8-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was co-featured with the Gilberto Ramirez-Fulgencio Zuniga main event; Garza gave a good effort and kept a busy pace, but Oscar pressed forward, rocked him repeatedly, and dominated the fight; he staggered Garza with a series of punches in the 7th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:29…

WON VACANT NABF F JR. TITLE – on 7-26-14 in Phoenix he won an 8-round unanimous decision against Juan Ruiz (23-14): the bout was co-featured at the Celebrity Theater; Oscar consistently outboxed and outworked Ruiz, landed the harder punches, and dominated the fight; Ruiz was penalized one point for holding in the 8th round; scored 80-71 on all three scorecards…

1ST NABF SF JR. TITLE DEFENSE – on 5-17-14 in Inglewood, CA, he won by TKO (6th round) against lefthanded Noel Echevarria (11-2): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Juan Manuel Marquez-Mike Alvarado main event, and Oscar dominated the fight; he consistently outworked Echevarria, landed the harder punches, and rocked him repeatedly; he wore down Echevarria, and the referee stopped the fight after the 6th round…

WON VACANT NABF SF JR. TITLE – on 4-12-14 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by knockout (4th round) against Adrian Perez (10-4-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. II main event; Oscar pressed forward, scored repeatedly with combinations to the head and body, and wore down Perez; Oscar scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 4th round, and Perez was counted out on his hands and knees at 1:23; after three rounds, Oscar led by scores of 30-27 on all three scorecards…

On 3-1-14 in San Antonio he won by TKO (3rd round) against Samuel Sanchez (6-4-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Bryan Vera II main event, and Oscar dominated; he staggered Sanchez with a left hook in the 3rd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:03…

 

2013 – on 12-21-13 in Tijuana, MX, he won by TKO (1st round) against Cristian Barajas (4-4-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at the Caliente Casino & Racetrack, and Oscar quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 1st round – the first with a left hook, the second with a right hand – and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 1:27…

On 11-9-13 in Corpus Christi, TX, he won by TKO (5th round) against Jesus Lule-Raya (6-6): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Nonito Donaire-Vic Darchinyan main event; Lule-Raya gave a good effort, but Oscar landed the harder punches and steadily wore him down; he scored a knockdown with a series of body punches finished by an uppercut in the 5th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:48…

On 9-28-13 in Carson, CA, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Jose Morales (7-4): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Bryan Vera I main event; Morales gave a good effort, but Oscar quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 3rd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:57…

 

On 6-15-13 in Dallas, TX, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Gil Garcia (5-4-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Mikey Garcia-Juan Manuel Lopez main event, and Oscar quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 2nd round – Garcia got up, but Oscar rocked him with a series of punches and the referee stopped the fight at 2:32…

On 5-11-13 in Laredo, he won by TKO (1st round) against Rocco Espinoza (4-6): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Vic Darchinyan-Javier Gallo main event, and Oscar quickly overpowered him; he scored three knockdowns in the 2nd round – the first with a left hook to the body, the second with a right hand, and the third with a left hook – and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 2:58…

On 3-16-13 in Carson he won by TKO (4th round) against Carlos Gonzalez (1-2): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Ruslan Provodnikov main event, and Oscar dominated; he staggered Gonzalez with a left hook in the 1st round, and rocked him repeatedy in the following rounds; he rocked Gonzalez with a series of unanswered punches in the 4th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:58…

 

2012 – on 12-7-12 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (2nd round) against Corben Page (4-4-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at the Texas Station Casino, and Oscar quickly overpowered him; he staggered Page with a right hand in the 1st round, then scored a knockdown in the 2nd – Page got up, but Oscar staggered him with a series of punches, Page’s corner threw in the towel, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:24…

He debuted at the age of 21 on 11-3-12 in Hermosillo, MX, and won by TKO (2nd round) against Angel Prado (1-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at Centro de Usos Multiples – Oscar started his career fighting scheduled 6-round bouts instead of the usual 4-rounders; he scored a knockown with a right hand-left hook combination in the 2nd round – Prado got up, but Oscar rocked him with a series of punches and the referee stopped the fight…

WORLD SERIES OF BOXING:

On 12-17-10 in Mexico City, MX – five days before his 20th birthday – he won a 5 round unanimous decision against Leonid Malkov (debut): the bout was part of a five-fight World Series of Boxing event at Centro Banamex featuring the Mexico City Guerreros vs. the Memphis Force, and it was a good, close fight, scored 48-47, 48-47, 48-46; the Guerreros won the team event 5-0…

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Oscar said, "I was born in Nogales, Sonora. Then, when I was around one year old, my mother and father moved to Tucson, so they took me there as a baby. I did my elementary school there, first grade to fifth grade. After that, my mother and father got a divorce and I went with my father back to Mexico. All of junior high I did in Mexico and high school, as well.

"My dad, he's a manager. He used to work at the mines in Tucson. He used to box as an amateur. My mom works at a telephone company. She's an operator. I've got a lot of brothers and sisters! I'm the oldest one. By my father and mother, there's four of us. They got a divorce when I was 11 years old. My mom, after years, got married again with a great guy and had twins with him. My dad, he had a kid with another woman, then he got a divorce with her and had another child after that. But I don't consider them stepbrothers – I'm the oldest, and I love them all. I'm the only boxer in my family. My brother is really good in school, so we're kind of opposites. They're all in school – I guess I'm the only one that likes sports. I've been athletic since I was a little kid. But I've got cousins that fight, and girl cousins that fight. I've got a cousin that's going to the NFL. He's from Ohio. I've got family all over the place.

"I first went into the gym when I was eight years old and my first fight, I had it when I was nine. Ever since we were little my whole family was really into boxing. Ever since we were little babies – four or five years old – they would put the gloves on us, me and my little cousins, and we would just go at it! So it was like, a family thing, like 'Who's son is better? Who's the better cousin out of us?' I just fell in love with the sport ever since. I never left it.

"A lot of fighters don't count their amateur fights. They just say, 'Oh, around 250.' Me, I counted each and every fight I had. I finished with 204 amateur fights. I had probably 27 losses – in the amateurs, you win a lot, you lose a lot.

"I had a good run as an amateur. I was on the Mexican national team for about five years – it was the greatest experience for me!

"I won only about four nationals in Mexico. The thing with me, I would always be the number one. I would go to the international tournaments. When there was a national tournament here in Mexico, whoever would get the gold medal would get to eliminate himself with me. I would come back from the internationals and eliminate whoever got the gold. I didn't win a lot of nationals because I didn't participate in them.

"My English wasn't really that good until I went to Mexico City, to the training camp there. I did four years over there in Mexico City in the Olympic Village. A good friend of mine, Oscar Molina, also stayed there. He's from Norwalk, California. We were roommates for four years and I didn't speak nothing but English with him, so it got real good.

"I live in Hermosillo, Sonora, now. I've lived here since 2012. I'm naturally righthanded. I'm not married, but I have a girlfriend. We've been living together for almost two years already. No kids.

"Back home, I've got an alligator. I've had it for six years already. When I got it, it was about the size of a lizard, now it's about my size! People think I'm kind of crazy, but I'm always cautious with it. Those guys in Thailand, they put their head inside their mouth, their hand inside their mouth. I would never do that! I used to have him in my house until this year, when he got real big. So I took it over to a farm I have. I made a little pond for him and I keep him there."...

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2012 OLYMPICS – London, England, 123 pounds: in his first fight on 7-28-12 he won a 14-9 decision against Shiva Thapa of India; in his second fight on 8-1-12 he won a 13-7 decision against Anvar Yunusov of Tajikistan; in the quarterfinals on 8-5-12 he lost a 19-13 decision against John Joe Nevin of Ireland; The Daily Mail reported [excerpts]: Ireland's John Joe Nevin will add an Olympic medal to the two World Championship bronzes he has already won after beating Mexico's Oscar Valdez 19-13 in their Olympic bantamweight quarter-final. The Mullingar man survived a final round knockdown to see off his aggressive opponent....

Nevin started the fight on the back-foot, enjoying some success picking off the former World Youth champion's advances, but the pair were locked at 5-5 after the first, and the Mexican started the second well. The Irishman struggled to regain his poise as the Mexican began relying on heavy right hands, but Nevin's excellent movement blocked the majority of shots and his more patient approach saw him edge into a three point lead.

Nevin was forced to cling on to see the bout out after being dropped and clearly winded by a left hook to the body, but the judges rewarded his cleaner work.... [End Daily Mail item]

2012 AMERICAS OLYMPIC QUALIFIER – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 123 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 5-5-12 he won an 18-8 decision against Jose Diaz of Venezuela; in his second fight on 5-6-12 he won a 15-9 decision against Oscar Negrete of Colombia; in the quarterfinals on 5-8-12 he won a 23-9 decision against Julio Cortez of Ecuador; in the semifinals 5-11-12 he won a 9-8 decision against Robenilson de Jesus Vieira of Brazil; in the finals on 5-12-12 he won a 29-11 decision against Alberto Melian of Argentina…

2012 INDEPENDENCE CUP – Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, 123 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 2-19-12 he won a 25-3 decision against Fernando Duran of Honduras; in the quarterfinals on 2-20-12 he won a 22-4 decision against Edwin Rodriguez of Puerto Rico; in the semifinals on 2-22-12 he won a 5-0 decision against William Encarnacion of Dominican Republic; in the finals on 2-23-12 he won a 4-1 decision against Diego de la Hoya of Mexico...

2011 PAN AMERICAN GAMES – Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 123 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 10-23-11 he won a 22-8 decision against Luis Porozo of  Ecuador; in the semifinals on 10-25-11 he won a 23-10 decision against Robenilson de Jesus Vieira of Brazil; in the finals on 10-28-11 he lost a 19-15 decision against Lazaro Alvarez of Cuba…

2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Baku, Azerbaijan, 123 pounds: in his first fight on 10-3-11 he stopped Dmitriy Zhukov of Belarus in the 3rd round; in his second fight on 10-4-11 he lost a 22-21 decision against Joseph Diaz of the U.S.…

2011 MEXICAN NATIONAL OLYMPIAD – Merida, Yucatán, Mexico, 123 pounds [incomplete results] – GOLD MEDALIST: in the semifinals on 5-10-11 he defeated Jesus Arevalo; in the finals on 5-12-11 he defeated Diego Gonzalez...

2010 CENTRAL AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN GAMES – Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, 125 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 7-26-10 he won a 6-2 decision against Angel Rodriguez of Venezuela; in the semifinals on 7-28-10 he won a 4-3 decision against Roberto Navarro of Dominican Republic; in the finals on 7-31-10 he won a 15-4 decision against Juan Reyes of Guatemala…

2010 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Quito, Ecuador, 125 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 6-15-10 he won a 14-4 decision against Juan Reyes of Guatemala; in the semifinals on 6-17-10 he won a 10-0 decision against Braulio Santos of Puerto Rico; in the finals on 6-18-10 he lost a 9-8 decision against Roberto Navarro of Dominican Republic…

2009 AIBA PRESIDENT´S CUP – Baku, Azerbaijan, 125 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 12-9-09 he stopped Jean John Colin of Mauritius in the 1st round; in the semifinals on 12-10-09 he won a 6-2 decision against Elshan Ismailov of Azerbaijan; in the finals on 12-11-09 he won a 7-2 decision against Dmitriy Polyansky of Russia…

2009 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Milan, Italy, 125 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 9-3-09 he won a 14-3 decision against Clive Atwell of Guyana; in his second fight on 9-6-09 he won a 16-11 decision against David Oliver Joyce of Ireland; in his third fight on 9-8-09 he won a 9-6 decision against Ju Min Jae of South Korea; in the quarterfinals on 9-9-09 he won a 14-9 decision against Azat Hovhannesyan of Armenia; in the semifinals on 9-11-09 he lost a 12-1 decision against Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine…

2009 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, 125 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 7-23-09 he won a 6-4 decision against Cesar Villarraga of Colombia; in the semifinals on 7-25-09 he won an 8-3 decision against Jorge Maysonet Jr. of Puerto Rico; in the finals on 7-26-09 he lost a 6-5 decision against Robson Conceicao of Brazil…

2008 WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS – Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 125 pounds/17-18 years old – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 10-25-08 he stopped Cobia Breedy of Barbados in the 2nd round; in his second fight on 10-27-08 he won a 19-4 decision against Berik Koitayev of Kazakstan; in the quarterfinals on 10-29-08 he won a 13-1 decision against Fazliddin Gaibnazarov of Uzbekistan; in the semifinals on 10-31-08 he stopped Oleg Scheffer of Ukraine in the 1st round; in the finals on 11-1-08 he won a 12-0 decision against Maxim Dadashev of Russia…

2008 OLYMPICS – Beijing, Peoples Republic of China, 119 pounds: in his first fight on 8-12-08 he lost a 15-4 decision against Enkhbat Badar-Uugan of Mongolia…

2008 AIBA PRESIDENTS CUP – Taipei, Taiwan, 119 pounds: in his first fight on 5-26-08 he lost a 17-10 decision against Zinat Zhandybayev of Russia...

2008 AMERICAN OLYMPIC QUALIFIER – Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 119 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 3-14-08 he won a 16-13 decision against John Wampash of Ecuador; in the semifinals on 3-17-08 he won a 14-12 decision against James Dean Pereira of Brazil; in the finals on 3-18-08 he lost a 15-4 decision against Yankiel Leon of Cuba…

2007 MEXICAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 119 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST [incomplete results]: in the semifinals on 12-5-07 he defeated Carlos Cuadras; in the finals on 12-7-07 he won a 13-7 decision against Rey Vargas

 

STRENGTHS: Has good skills and movement…has good punching power, a good body puncher…is versatile – can pressure his opponents, or box and move…had a tremendous amateur background…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 20 fights…82 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 4.1 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 85 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 10 rounds – 1 (1-0)…8 rounds – 1 (1-0)…