They say when it rains it pours. The level of irony Edwin Valero has gone through is a notch higher than anyone could ponder. Racking up 25 wins all by knockout seems to give him a big chip around his shoulder. You can count only a handful of fighters who would dare to fight Valero and no one would dare to tap his services as sparring partner especially when he beat the crap out of De La Hoya during one heated session.
The hype was building up for Valero and after being banned in Las Vegas because of a head injury during a motorcycle incident, everything went back to normal with Top rank signing him as their new boxing sensation giving him one quality fight against veteran Antonio Pitalua in Austin Texas. And when the direction is headed to Valero’s future all of a sudden everything went sour. He was supposed to fight Joan Guzman or fellow Top rank fighter Humberto Soto but his US working visa was denied. After years o f being in the US and work hard to earn back his Nevada boxing license back everything was stalled.
Now Edwin will face another problem when he attacked family members during a domestic clash. His aggression found an unlikely outburst. It wasn’t the first time that incident happened an intoxicated Valero also got caught in a night brawl and firearms were discovered on his vehicle.
It is unfortunate for one of boxing’s vicious power puncher to see his career going nowhere with setbacks such as his Visa, license and domestic violence. A fighter needs to fight in the ring just as the fish on the sea. Setbacks can be frustrating but it also a test of patience. Edwin will just have to be patient and let all the setbacks set in… after all when the rain stops a new beginning begins.