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Edwin Valero Dead at Age 28

by on Apr.19, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists, Obituaries

By Kerstin Broockmann

April 19, 2010 — Early this morning, Venezuelan boxing sensation Edwin Valero was found hanging in his jail cell by another inmate after his arrest on charges of killing his wife, Jennifer Viera de Valero, and died shortly afterwards. Valero’s suicide ended an explosive and troubled life and career.  He fought most recently in February, stopping Antonio DeMarco in the ninth in the second successful defense of his WBC Lightweight title, his 27th knockout in 27 professional bouts.  Previously, Valero had held and defended the WBA World Super Featherweight title, which he had given up to campaign in the higher weight class. After beating DeMarco, Valero called out Manny Pacquiao, a proposed match that many in the boxing media found intriguing as a potential future bout.

After amassing an 86-6 record in a highly regarded amateur career, Valero turned pro in 2002. He won his first 18 bouts by first round knockout, which attracted the attention of the boxing world. When the usual (and, in this case, justified) accusations of handpicked opponents arose, Valero stepped up to prove his accusers wrong. While some of his early wins were clearly against overmatched competition, every step up in opponents resulted in a similar outcome. Valero did not know how to put on the brakes, sometimes eating hard punches in the process, but eventually overwhelming anyone willing to step in the ring with him with fast, hard, and remarkably well-targeted punches. (continue reading…)

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Manny Pacquiao vs. Edwin Valero, We Can Dream

by on Feb.12, 2010, under Guest Columnists

By Mark Leroy

One of life’s lessons is that dreams and fantasies are not bound by the same rules as reality, so hop on and join me in the Pacquiao vs. Valero fantasy express.

Let’s start our journey with HBO’s 24/7.   First off, would this fight need such a promotion, with the savagery that would be on display the sport is probably better off keeping this one under wraps so the anti-establishment don’t crawl from under their rocks voicing their disapproval for what they view as being a brutal and barbaric sport once again.   We have seen many HBO 24/7 shows and in truth they are very enjoyable to watch, but at the same time we true fans take it with a pinch of salt.  On promoting a Mayweather fight the uneducated fan would sit down on fight night expecting to witness the next Hagler/Hearns, when in truth they are served up with the sweet science and the finesse of Mayweather, who does not engage in ring warfare, more like a boxing clinic. With Pacquiao/Valero the title and promoting of a War in the ring would be justified. (continue reading…)

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Valero Solidifies His Title Claim at Lightweight

by on Feb.07, 2010, under Guest Columnists

By Roberto Valenzuela at ringside

Valero retains World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight title

MONTERREY, Mexico (Feb. 7, 2010) –   Edwin Valero took the iniciative from the first round of the fight, throwing straight rights and lefts, which had Demarco in trouble on a few occasions.  In the second round, Demarco bloodied Valero’s nose with a hard left, even though Valero took the pucnh well.

In this same round, Valero recieved a blow from Demarco’s elbow and forearm, which caused a huge cut over his right eye.  But the cut didn’t matter to Valero, and he pushed the action, beating his opponent savagely round after round.  In the eighth round, it seemed as if DeMarco did not want to continue the bout, but held on until after the ninth round, when he finally abandoned the match due to the severe punishment he had been reciving.

Valero looked full of energy and his reflexes were sharp.  I think tht if the fight had lasted the entire 12 rounds, the Venezuelan would have taken the victory by unanimous decision.

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VALERO UNIFICA SU TITULO DE CAMPEON MUNDIAL

by on Feb.07, 2010, under Guest Columnists, Reviews

By Roberto Valenzuela at ringside

CBZ Exclusive:  Monterrey, MX.  Desde el inicio del primer round Edwin tomó la iniciativa del combate lanzando con sus dos manos golpes rectos de izquierda y derecha, donde en varias ocaciones puso en malas condiciones a Demarco, en el segundo episodio Demarco sangro la nariz de Valero con un fuerte impacto con su mano izquierda que asimilo muy facilmente el Venezolano.

En ese mismo round valero recibio un golpe con el codo y antebrazo de su adversario, el cual ocaciono una gran cortada arriba de su ojo derecho.

Pero esto no le importo a Valero, por que el busco la pelea, propinandole duro castigo round por round a su adversario quien en el octavo round se veia que ya no queria seguir el combate, fue entonces que en decimo round abandona el la pelea por el exceso castigo que estaba recibiendo.

Edwin Valero se veia lleno de energia y reflejos, creo que si la pelea hubiera duraro todos los 12 rounds, de todas maneras el Venezolano se hubiera llevado la victoria por Unanime Desicion.

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