Oscar Valdez (26-0-0, 20KO) retains his WBO Featherweight title after beating Jason Sanchez (14-1-0, 7KO) by unanimous decision in Reno, Nevada Saturday night. Continue reading “Oscar Valdez Handles Jason Sanchez, What’s Next?”
It’s the sixth defense of the WBO Featherweight title for Oscar Valdez (25-0-0, 20KO) Saturday night at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada. Continue reading “Oscar Valdez Set to Defend Title Against New Mexico’s Jason Sanchez”
By Tre Berry
This was WBO Featherweight Champion Oscar Valdez (25-0-0, 20KO) first fight under the tutelage of Eddy Reynoso, and he looked sharp tonight.
You could see Reynoso’s influence, and what resulted was Oscar putting Carmine Tommasone (19-1-0, 5KO) down four times, the first time in the 4th round with a counter-cross that hit its mark flush on the chin, the second time occurring at the end of the 4th round with a…body shot that honestly didn’t seem to land…but something must’ve hurt him, so he ended up taking a knee.
The third knockdown happened in the 6th round, as Oscar planted him on his backside with a power jab, and the last one to end the fight, a devastating right uppercut in the beginning of the 7th round that put Tommasone down for good.
This was Valdez 5th successful defense of his WBO title, and he expressed some real interest in a title-unification match with rising superstar & IBF Champion Josh Warrington. In an interesting spectacle, Tommasone after the loss proposed to his girlfriend, and for him everything went as planned, somewhat changing the narrative and stealing the show…safe to say both fighters are winners tonight.
ESPN/ESPN+ BOXING’S WEIGH-IN RESULTS FOR THE UNDERCARD ON SATURDAY:
WEIGHT LIMIT = 135 LBS. (Vacant IBF Lightweight Title)
(#1 IBF Lightweight Contender)
🇬🇭Richard Commey (27-2-0, 24KO) = 134.3 LBS.
(#3 IBF Lightweight Contender)
🇷🇺Isa Chaniev (13-1-0, 6KO) = 134.6 LBS.
WEIGHT LIMIT = 126 LBS.
(WBO Featherweight Champion)
🇲🇽Oscar Valdez (24-0-0, 19KO) = 125.8 LBS.
🇲🇽Carmine Tommasome (19-0-0, 5KO) = 125.4 LBS.
WEIGHT LIMIT = 135 LBS.
🇺🇸Teofimo Lopez (11-0-0, 9KO) = 134.8 LBS.
🇺🇸Diego Magdaleno (31-2-0, 13KO) = 134.7 LBS.
By Tre Berry
WBO Featherweight world Champion Oscar Valdez (24-0-0, 19KO) is one of the most entertaining boxers in all of boxing, and certainly one of its toughest Champions, most notably shown in his last fight when he went to war with Scott Quigg after Quigg broke his jaw.
On the undercard to Alvarez/Kovalev II on February 2nd, he will seek to make a successful 5th defense of his title, taking on undefeated, untested fellow Mexican Carmine Tommasome (19-0-0, 5KO). Valdez recently crossed paths and linked up with trainer Eddie Reynoso (Canelo Alvarez trainer) to sure up some of his fundamentals, and to add on to his arsenal, so he is also looking to try and showcase a new and improved version of himself to the viewers in attendance, and those watching on the ESPN+ app.