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Oscar  Valdez
Weightclass:
Age:
24
Birthplace:
Nogales Sonora, Mexico
Record:
11-0, 10 KOs
Height:
5'6"
Reach:
69"
Managers:
Frank Espinoza
Trainers:
biography

Twitter: @OscarValdez56
NABF Youth super featherweight champion…
Ranked NABF #10, WBC #21 at 130 pounds…
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…
2011 Pan American Games (amateur), 123 pounds - Silver Medalist…
2010 Pan American Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Silver Medalist…
2010 Central American & Caribbean Games (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist
2009 World Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Bronze Medalist…
2009 Aiba President´S Cup (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2009 Pan American Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Silver Medalist…
2008 World Youth Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist
2007 Mexican National Championships (amateur), 119 pounds - Gold Medalist…

At the age of 23, Oscar is a one-year pro. A sensational prospect at 126 pounds, he is former international amateur standout – considered one of the best amateurs in the history of Mexican boxing.
He has stayed active in the ring – this is his fourth fight in 2014, and he fought six times in 2013 – and made good progress. All 11 of his wins have been by knockout.
Oscar is coming off a sixth-round TKO win against Noel Echevarria in his last fight on May 17. The bout was on the undercard of the Juan Manuel Marquez-Mike Alvarado main event.
ESPN.com's Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Blue-chip junior lightweight prospect Oscar Valdez, a 2008 and 2012 Mexican Olympian, worked over game Noel Echevarria of...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2014 – 1ST NABF YOUTH SF TITLE DEFENSE - in his last fight on 5-17-14 in Inglewood, CA, he won by TKO (6th round) against 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 YOUTH SF 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 all-fours at 1:23; after three rounds, Oscar led by scores of 30-27 on all three scorecards…
On 3-1-14 in San Antonio, TX, 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 a knockdown with a left hook in the 1st round – Barajas got up, but Oscar staggered him with a right hand and the referee stopped the fight at 1:27…
On 11-9-13 in Corpus Christi, TX, he won by TKO (5th round) against Jesus...
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background
AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:
2012 OLYMPICS - London, England, 123 pounds: in his first fight he won a 14-9 decision against Shiva Thapa of India; in his second fight he won a 13-7 decision against Anvar Yunusov of Tajikistan; in the quarterfinals he lost a 19-13 decision against John Joe Nevin of Ireland…
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…
2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - Baku, Azerbaijan, 123 pounds: in his first fight he stopped Dmitriy Zhukov of Belarus in the 3rd round; in his second fight he lost a 22-21 decision against Joseph Diaz of the U.S.…
2011 PAN AMERICAN GAMES - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 123 pounds - SILVER MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals he won a 22-8 decision against Luis Porozo of  Ecuador; in the semifinals he won a 23-10 decision against Robenilson de Jesus Vieira of Brazil; in the finals he lost a 19-15 decision against Lazaro Alvarez of Cuba…
2010 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS - Quito, Ecuador, 125 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) he won a 14-4 decision against Juan Reyes of Guatemala; in the semifinals he won a 10-0 decision against Braulio Santos of Puerto Rico; in the finals he lost a 9-8 decision against Roberto Navarro of Dominican Republic…
2010 CENTRAL AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN GAMES - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, 125 pounds...
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Biography
  • Twitter: @OscarValdez56
  • NABF Youth super featherweight champion…
  • Ranked NABF #10, WBC #21 at 130 pounds…
  • 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…
  • 2011 Pan American Games (amateur), 123 pounds - Silver Medalist…
  • 2010 Pan American Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Silver Medalist…
  • 2010 Central American & Caribbean Games (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist
  • 2009 World Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Bronze Medalist…
  • 2009 Aiba President´S Cup (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2009 Pan American Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Silver Medalist…
  • 2008 World Youth Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist
  • 2007 Mexican National Championships (amateur), 119 pounds - Gold Medalist…

At the age of 23, Oscar is a one-year pro. A sensational prospect at 126 pounds, he is former international amateur standout – considered one of the best amateurs in the history of Mexican boxing.

He has stayed active in the ring – this is his fourth fight in 2014, and he fought six times in 2013 – and made good progress. All 11 of his wins have been by knockout.

Oscar is coming off a sixth-round TKO win against Noel Echevarria in his last fight on May 17. The bout was on the undercard of the Juan Manuel Marquez-Mike Alvarado main event.

ESPN.com's Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Blue-chip junior lightweight prospect Oscar Valdez, a 2008 and 2012 Mexican Olympian, worked over game Noel Echevarria of Puerto Rico throughout a dominant performance to win by sixth-round knockout when [the] referee stopped the fight at the end of the round with Echevarria on his stool after taking tremendous punishment throughout the fight.

Although it was the first time Valdez had been taken into the sixth round as a professional, he was up to the task. He repeatedly hammered Echevarria with solid right hands to the head and body shots, snapping his head back often. [End Rafael item]

Oscar said, "I'm excited to be fighting in Arizona, so close to my hometown of Nogales. I want to give the fans a great show, and I'm pumped about showing everyone why I'm tomorrow's next big star."

Oscar is the first Mexican fighter to qualify for two different Olympic Games – at the age of 17 in 2008 he competed in Beijing, and he competed again in London in 2012. He is also the first Mexican to win a medal at the World Championships – the bronze in 2009. He was the flag bearer for Mexico at the Central American Games in 2010, where he won a gold medal.

Historic highlights: Oscar was the first Mexican to win the World Youth Championships (2008), and bronze medal in the 2009 World Championships; he won the gold medal at the 2010 Central American Games and the silver medal at the 2011 Pan American Games. Valdez came out of nowhere to upset 2007 Pan American champion Carlos Cuadras at the semifinal of the 2007 National Championships and then won the bantamweight championship in his next bout.

When Oscar signed a promotional contract with Top Rank, Dan Rafael wrote [excerpts]: Two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez, the most sought-after member of the 2012 Mexican national team, has signed a promotional contract with promoter Top Rank.

Top Rank has excelled in promoting some of the top Mexican and Mexican-American stars of the past 20-plus years, including Oscar De La Hoya, Erik Morales, Jorge Arce, Antonio Margarito and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Manager Frank Espinoza said, "He's a boxer-puncher with a tremendous body attack. When I look at a fighter I look at certain characteristics, like he that has great ring generalship and intelligence. But he also has personality and charisma, and you need all of that to make a star. He has that star potential and a pro style of fighting."

Said Top Rank president Todd duBoef, "I think he could be one of the most popular fighters in Mexico. The people know him because he's a very heralded Olympian. If you followed him in the 2012 Olympics, he lost the match but dropped the guy with a body shot. He has that pro style embedded in him."

Top Rank has a tremendous track record when it comes signing and developing prospects out of the Olympics, including three fighters who became superstars: De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto. [End Rafael item]

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2014 – 1ST NABF YOUTH SF TITLE DEFENSE - in his last fight on 5-17-14 in Inglewood, CA, he won by TKO (6th round) against 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 YOUTH SF 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 all-fours at 1:23; after three rounds, Oscar led by scores of 30-27 on all three scorecards…

On 3-1-14 in San Antonio, TX, 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 a knockdown with a left hook in the 1st round – Barajas got up, but Oscar staggered him with a right hand and the referee stopped the fight 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 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 bout 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, TX., he won by TKO (1st round) against Rocco Espinoza (4-6): the bout 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, CA, he won by TKO (4th round) against Carlos Gonzalez (1-2): the bout 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, NV, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Corben Page (4-4-1): the bout 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; after the fight, Oscar said, "I went into the ring and gave my best. That's what I always do. I fight with the heart and spirit of a warrior. That’s the only way I know how to fight."...

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 bout was on the undercard at Centro de Usos Multiples; Oscar 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…

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2012 OLYMPICS - London, England, 123 pounds: in his first fight he won a 14-9 decision against Shiva Thapa of India; in his second fight he won a 13-7 decision against Anvar Yunusov of Tajikistan; in the quarterfinals he lost a 19-13 decision against John Joe Nevin of Ireland…

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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2008 1ST AMERICA´S OLYMPIC QUALIFIER - Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 119 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) he won a 16-13 decision against John Wampash of Ecuador; in the semifinals he won a 14-12 decision against James Dean Pereira of Brazil; in the finals he loat 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 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 an aggressive style and good punching power…had a very strong amateur background…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 1 year, 8 months…11 fights…33 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 3 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 100 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 6 rounds – 1 (1-0)…5 rounds – 1 (1-0)…4 rounds – 2 (2-0)…