Wednesday, February 28th 2018
TODAY! Oscar Valdez, Jose Ramirez, Bob Arum, and Freddie Roach to Host Media Workouts in Los Angeles
Valdez to defend WBO featherweight title on Saturday, March 10 at StubHub Center, live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes
• TODAY! Valdez and Ramirez Media Day @ Legendz Boxing Gym
• TOMORROW! Quigg Media Day @ Wild Card Boxing Club
LOS ANGELES (March 1st, 2018) – OSCAR VALDEZ and SCOTT QUIGG, two of the featherweight division’s most dynamic talents, will host separate Los Angeles-area media workouts this week as they prepare to fight on Saturday, March 10, at StubHub Center in Carson, California. Valdez will meet the media TOMORROW, Thursday, March 1st at noon PST at Legendz Boxing Gym (12000 Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650), while Quigg will do the same on Friday, March 2nd at 2 p.m. PST at Wild Card Boxing (123 Vine St #14, Los Angeles, CA 90038).
Valdez will be joined on Thursday by the pride of Avenal, California, Jose Ramirez (21-0, 16 KOs), who will be fighting Amir Imam (21-1, 18 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight title on Saturday, March 17, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and Freddie Roach, trainer of Ramirez and Quigg, will be on hand Thursday to discuss the March 10 and March 17 cards.
Valdez (23-0, 19 KOs), from Nogales, Mexico, is preparing to make the fourth defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight title against Quigg (34-1-2, 25 KOs), a former World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight champion from Bury, England. Valdez vs. Quigg will be televised live and exclusively at 10:30 p.m. EST on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and streaming live on the ESPN App.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Matchroom Boxing, remaining tickets for the Valdez vs. Quigg card are priced at $206, $104, $53 and 27.50, including facility fees, and can be purchased online at AXS.com, by phone at (888) 9AXS-TIX, or by visiting the StubHub Center box office.
Valdez won the world title on July 23, 2016, via second-round TKO of then-undefeated Matías Rueda. In 2017, he made a pair of title defenses in Fight of the Year contenders that solidified his status as one of the sport’s premier all-action fighters. On April 22, before a crowd of 5,419 at the StubHub Center, Valdez prevailed in a back-and-forth affair against Miguel Arriaga, knocking him down in the 10th round to secure the unanimous decision. Five months later, he bested previously undefeated Genesis Servania, once again closing the show in the championship rounds to seal the win.
Quigg, with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach in his corner, is seeking to recapture championship glory in his U.S. debut. He made six successful defenses of the WBA super bantamweight title from 2013-15, losing a tightly contested split decision on February 27, 2016, in a title unification tilt against Carl Frampton. After the loss, Quigg moved up to the featherweight division, where he has reeled off three consecutive victories. In his last ring outing, on November 4, 2017, he scored a sixth-round TKO over former European featherweight champion Oleg Yefimovych.
Ramirez, an amateur standout, and a 2012 U.S. Olympian earned the title shot with a second-round stoppage of previously undefeated MIKE “Yes Indeed” REED on November 11, 2017. Outside the ring, Ramirez has been a tireless advocate for farmers of the Central Valley in California, known as the breadbasket of the U.S. Ramirez, a child of pickers and who spent many summers doing the same 10-hour shifts under the blazing sun, has been fighting for the farmers’ water rights for years. With many of his Fight For Water boxing events in the Fresno area benefiting the California Latino Water Coalition, Ramirez, has consistently broken his own boxing attendance records in the area’s most prominent venues.
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