Want to know about Oscar Valdez’s dating in 2021? Oscar Valdez is a Mexican professional boxer. Born 22 December 1990, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, Oscar Rafael Valdez Fierro Jr. is a two-weight world champion. And he currently held the WBC super featherweight title since 2021. The famous boxer previously held the WBO featherweight title from 2016 to 2019. And he also qualified for the 2008 Olympics at the age of 17 and became the first Mexican Youth World Champion. Four years later, Valdez qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
And he is well-known for his aggressive fighting style, punching power, and terrific combination punching. For now, he boasts a 79% knockout percentage. Talking about this year, in July 2021, Oscar Valdez is ranked as the world’s best active super featherweight by ESPN, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and BoxRec, and second-best by The Ring, as well as the eighth-best active boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec.
Amateur Career Of Oscar Valdez
At age 17, the famous boxer came to upset 2007 PanAm champion Carlos Cuadras at the semifinal of the 2007 National Championships. And then he won the bantamweight championship in his next bout.
During the Olympic qualifier, Valdez edged out Brazilian James Pereira in the semifinal and got one of two votes even though he lost in the final to Yankiel León. He gets a silver medal and a pass to the Beijing Olympics with only three international bouts in his record. In Beijing, however, the famous boxer ran right into eventual gold medal winner Enkhbatyn Badar-Dugan. But unfourtanely lost his first bout 4–15.
In 2008, Oscar Valdez moved up to Featherweight and won the first 2008 Youth World Amateur Boxing Championships. That time the tournament was held in Guadalajara in his home country. And he showed off the experience he had gained by beating his opponents from several countries, included Barbados, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Russia. In the semi-finals, the famous boxer had also knocked out the opponent from Ukraine in the first round. And in the finals, he dominated the opposition, such as Russian Maxim Dadashev, whom Valdez beat 12–0 in the final.
In 2009, at Milian World Amateur Boxing Championships (seniors), Oscar Valdez won the bronze medal. He became the first Mexican to achieve a medal at a World Championships in the history of the sport in Mexico.
After his run-through of the Featherweight division, once again, the boxer moved back down to Bantamweight. From there, he managed to win his Olympic qualifier. And Valdez won his first fight in the 2012 Olympic Games, defeating India’s Shiva Thapa by a margin of 14–9. In his second fight of the games, Valdez won to Tajikistan’s Anvar Yunusov by a margin of 13–7, then lost 13–19 to Ireland’s John Joe Nevin.
Professional Boxing Career
As a professional boxer career, the famous boxer is currently undefeated. And having the status of WBO Champion in the Featherweight Division. And he is also the WBC Super-Featherweight Champion. Valdez currently holds an unbeaten record of 29 wins (23 KOs) and no losses.
On 28 August 2012, the famous boxer signed a long-term deal with Espinoza Boxing, a well-reputed company managed by Frank Espinoza. And he also made his professional debut at the age of 21 on 3 November. Oscar Valdez defeated Angel Prado via 2nd round stoppage in a scheduled six-round fight. The fight between them took place at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. The famous boxer knocked out Corben Page in round 2 at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fights took place at featherweight.
During 2013, Oscar Valdez fought six times at super featherweight, winning all the bouts inside the distance. And by the end of 2013, he racked up a record of 8 wins, all by stoppage and no defeats.
On 1 March 2014, the famous boxer fought Samuel Sanchez on the undercard of Lomachenko-Salido at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The fight was ended in round 3, as Valdez won via technical knockout. And the famous boxer next fought in April on the Pacquiao-Bradley II undercard, where he fought Adrian Perez (10–4–1, 1 KO) for the vacant NABF Junior super featherweight title in his first 8-round bout.
The fight between them ended in round 4 when Oscar Valdez landed with a left hand to the liver, followed by a right hand, which sent Perez down to all fours. Perez did not attempt to get to his feet as the referee waved an end to the bout. The three judges had Valdez ahead (30–27) at the time of the stoppage. The famous boxer successfully defended the title in May at the Forum in Inglewood, California, retiring Noel Echevarria (11–2, 6 KOs) after round 6.
Oscar Valdez returned to featherweight for the first time in nine fights on 26 July. And went on to claim the vacant NABF Junior featherweight title in an 8-round unanimous decision victory against experienced journeyman Juan Ruiz (23–14, 7 KOs) at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. All three judges equally scored the fight 80–71 in his favor. And Ruiz was deducted 1 point for excessive holding during the official fight. The fight between them significantly ended the successive knockout streak dating back to the famous boxer fight in November 2012.
The famous boxer made a defense of the NABF Junior super featherweight title in the Alamodome in November. He made against Mexican boxer Alberto Garza 26–8–1, 21 KOs). Oscar Valdez retained the title via a technical knockout in round 7. And the fight marked Valdez’s HBO debut. The famous boxer fought a further five times towards the end of 2014. And through to December 2015. Notable boxers Valdez defeated included former super bantamweight title challenger Chris Avalos, Jose Ramirez. And also former interim World featherweight title challenger Ruben Tamayo.
Featherweight is a division of weight class in the combat sports of boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and Greco-Roman wrestling. The weight is from 57 to 60 kg (125 to 132 lb).
Valdez Vs. Gradovich
It was officially announced that the famous boxer would be fighting on the undercard of Pacquiao-Bradley III on 9 April 2016. The match between them for the vacant WBO NABO featherweight title against another prospect. And also, former IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich (21–1–1, 9 KOs) at stadium MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada. Oscar Valdez defeated the famous boxer Gradovich via the 4th round stoppage to claim the vacant title and increase the WBO rankings. The famous boxer dominated from the bell ringing with head and body combinations also broken Gradovich’s jaw. In round 4, the famous boxer finally caught Gradovich with a left hook which put him on the canvas. And match official Russell Mora started the count. But Gradovich managed to get up, and Mora made the call to end the fight.
On 9 August, it was revealed that the famous boxer would fight against unbeaten Filipino boxer Genesis Servania (29-0,12 KOs) in a voluntary defense at the Tucson Convention Center. Gilberto Ramírez once again co-featuring. Oscar Valdez says he would like to unify the division and fight the winner of Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares. That is likely to take place in the fall of 2017.
Valdez Vs. Servania
In July 2017, Top Rank set a return date of 22 September 2017 for Oscar Valdez to make the third defense of his WBO title. And his manager Frank Espinoza officially confirmed that the boxer was back in training. And a venue in Tucson, Arizona, was discussed.
Almost 4,103 comes to the stadium, the famous finally managed to recover from a knockdown and score a knockdown of his own, en route to retaining his WBO title via unanimous decision after 12 rounds. The three official judges of the match scored the fight 117-109, 116-110, 115-111 in favor of him. And Servania dropped Valdez in round 4 with a right hand to the head. While Valdez recovered but looked visibly hurt as the boxer tried to shake it off. But Servania was dropped following a big left hook the very next round. During round 6, the fight looks one-sided. And Servania finds it difficult to let his hands go.
After one punch, the famous boxer would grab Servania in a clinch. And Oscar Valdez began to work the jab and throw power shots against him until the closing bell. In the interview after the fight, the famous boxer shrugged off the knockdown, “I never thought I was going to be on the canvas like that. Unluckily this is boxing. And to be completely honest, I was not hurt. I was really surprised. And I was like, ‘OK, I’m on the floor.
Finally, I’m going to get up, and I’m going to do my work.”And Oscar Valdez managed to land 192 of 697 punches (28%). And he earned $400,000 for the fight, while Servania, who earned a $55,000 purse, connected 120 of his 450 thrown (27%). Servania looked upset with the wide scorecards and felt it was close and was open to fighting Valdez again. And the whole averaged 706,000 viewers watching match on ESPN.
Valdez Vs. Quigg
Top Rank tells they were planning to have Oscar Valdez back in the game in February 2018. And also hoped to have the boxer fight three times during 2018. On 28 November 2017, according to RingTV, the famous boxer was to make his next defense on 10 March 2018 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, headlining a Top Rank card. The match is going to be telecast on ESPN. On 3 January 2018, ESPN first reported that a deal was close to being reached for the famous boxer to defend his WBO featherweight Championship title against British boxer Scott Quigg (34-1-2, 25 KOs). On 13 January, the fight between them was finalized. And the boxer came in at 125.8 pounds at the weigh-in for his fourth defense. Quigg, however, came in 3 pounds over at 128.8 pounds.
Oscar Valdez was not allowed to re-weigh. And according to the California State Athletic Commission, if a fighter is 2 pounds or more over the contractual limit, he would not be allowed to lose the extra weight as he would have been ‘dried out’, any more weight loss could potentially be dangerous to their health. Quigg was fined 20% by CSAC of his official purse of $100,000, with Valdez receiving half of the money from the fine. And Quigg’s purse was believed to be far more at around $500,000 plus British TV rights. Oscar Valdez was due his highest purse at $420,000, not including the additional $10,000 from Quigg’s purse, according to the report.
Valdez Vs. Tommasone
On 13 August 2018, it was officially announced the famous had left longtime trainer Manny Robles. And would instead return to training under Eddy Reynoso, well known for training Saul “Canelo” Álvarez. n November 1, it was reported that Oscar Valdez was looking to make a strong return to the ring at the Mexico City Arena on 12 January 2019. And later that month, a fight against 33-year-old Spanish boxer Andoni Gago (20-3-3, 6 KOs) was officially finalized and would take place in Tucson, Arizona.
WBC Super Featherweight Champion
The WBC is one of the four major governing bodies in a professional boxing career and certifies world champions in 18 different weight classes.
Valdez Vs. Berchelt
On 20 February 2021, the famous boxer officially faced Miguel Berchelt for the WBC super featherweight title. And the fight between them had originally been scheduled for 12 December 2020, but later it was postponed after Berchelt tested positive for COVID-19. Despite entering the bout as the sizable betting underdog, Oscar Valdez won the bout via tenth-round knockout. He becomes a two-division world champion.
Valdez Vs. Conceição
The famous Mexican boxer Oscar Valdez made his first defense of his WBC super featherweight title against the 2016 Olympic Gold medalist Robson Conceição on September 10, 2021. The fight between them is in Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona, United States. On August 31, it was revealed that the famous boxer had tested positive for the banned stimulant Phentermine. And on September 2, his B-sample tested positive as well. Oscar Valdez finally won the closely contested fight by unanimous decision. With two judges awarding him a 115-112 scorecard. While the third judge scored it 117-110 for Valdez.
Oscar Valdez Net Worth
The 30-year-old famous Mexican boxer Oscar Valdez has done well. His net worth is $100,000 – $1M. Many sources talk about Oscar Valdez’s net worth, salary, and income, but online estimates of his worth vary.
Who Is Oscar Valdez Dating In 2021?
The famous Mexican boxer Oscar Valdez is currently single, according to our records. And there is no info available regarding he has been in a relationship. If any news comes, we will let you know.
As for now, the famous boxer is not dating anyone. And he is currently 30 years old. According to some sources, that Oscar Valdez had at least one relationship previously. And he has not been previously engaged. The main reason for the change was Oscar’s tightening his defense after being involved in slugfests since winning the WBO title.