The unfortunate events started to pile up having been arrested for DUI after the Pacquiao-Hatton fight Edwin Valero’s US visa renewal was also denied. It was brick after brick and failure after failure Edwin after feeding the boxing crowd’s inquisitiveness with his unbeaten record and a perfect Knockout ratio all died down when the US embassy KOed his application. There isn’t much competition in terms of opposition for Valero but the fight outside the realms of the four poster ring is much tougher for the 28 year old southpaw fighter. His US Visa could have been a golden ticket for insurmountable fights with Top rank promotions. A fight with Humberto Soto could have been a great matchup and it could be part of the undercard of the Mayweather-Pacquiao March 13 fight a perfect way to introduced the boxing world the power of “El Dinamita”. His first US fight was with veteran Antonio Pituala and made a short workout in just two rounds but his US debut became stagnant and all of a sudden the hype died down.
This Dec.19 Valero will take on former Pacquiao opponent the sturdy Mexican Hector Velasquez who last fought Pacquiao in 2005 and lost via TKO for the vacant WBC international super featherweight title. He could give Valero some competition if he was on his prime but the 34 year old Velasquez who fought 67 professional fights in his career winning 51 wins with 35 KOs with 13 loss and 2 draws was no where spectacular on his 3 recent fights having lost to Joksan Hernandez and Elio Rojas and salvage a split decision against Hector Javier Marquez. Velasquez who mainly campaign in the super featherweight division will be fighting Valero as a lightweight and not any other lightweight he will be fighting with a two fisted monster. Once again Valero is fighting with little competition and I highly doubt if Velasquez could go way beyond 5 rounds. At 28 years old Valero has still years left before hanging up his gloves he will be the most feared fighter in the lighter weights but at the end of it all Edwin knows the real battle begins in four letter word called L-I-F-E…
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