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Oscar Valdez

Super feather



  • Nogales, Sonora, Mexico

KO 23



L 2



D 0


5′ 5½″
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Óscar Rafael Valdez Fierro Jr. is a Mexican professional boxer known for his aggressive fighting style, punching power, and combination punching. He was born on December 22, 1990. Valdez has had an impressive career both as an amateur and a professional boxer.

As an amateur, Valdez achieved significant milestones. At the age of 17, he won the bantamweight championship by upsetting 2007 PanAm champion Carlos Cuadras at the semifinal of the 2007 National Championships. He qualified for the 2008 Olympics and became the first Mexican Youth World Champion. In the 2008 Youth World Amateur Boxing Championships, he won the Featherweight division, showcasing his skills and experience gained in his home country, Mexico.

Moving on to the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships (seniors) held in Milan, Valdez won the bronze medal, becoming the first Mexican to achieve a medal at a World Championships in the sport’s history in Mexico. He continued his amateur success by winning his Olympic qualifier and securing his place in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Valdez transitioned to professional boxing in August 2012 when he signed a long-term contract with manager Frank Espinoza. Later that year, he signed a five-year promotional contract with Top Rank. He made his professional debut at the age of 21, winning via a second-round stoppage against Angel Prado.

Throughout his early professional career, Valdez continued to showcase his power, winning multiple bouts by stoppage. He fought in different weight classes, claiming titles like the NABF Junior super featherweight and featherweight titles. He defended his titles successfully against notable opponents.

Valdez’s professional career highlights include becoming a two-weight world champion, holding the WBO featherweight title from 2016 to 2019 and the WBC super featherweight title from 2021 to 2022. He has maintained an impressive 72% knockout-to-win percentage, indicating his formidable punching power.

Overall, Óscar Valdez’s journey from his amateur achievements to becoming a dominant force in the professional boxing world has earned him recognition as one of Mexico’s top boxers.






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