Adam Lopez Warns Oscar Valdez He’s In for More Than a Tune-Up Fight
On May 20, super featherweight boxer Adam “Blue Nose” Lopez (16-4, 6 KO’s) will stage his second fight of the year. In that prizefight, Lopez will face the challenge of two-division champion Oscar Valdez (30-1, 23 KO’s). It’s a critical fight for both boxers, but Blue Nose is firm in his belief that he will upset the future plans of Valdez. Victory would be especially sweet given that Valdez stopped Lopez late in 2019.
Valdez has been out of action for just over a year. Furthermore, he is looking to rebound from a thorough unanimous decision loss to two-division champion Shakur Stevenson. Compounding the situation even further, Oscar Valdez is also fighting for the first time since suffering a rib and back injury. For these reasons, Lopez believes that Team Valdez views him as something of a soft touch. Nevertheless, Blue Nose explained to EsNews that he is no walk in the park.
“It’s going to be so much different, I’m a grown man now! [When] he fought me, I was making 126 but now I am a full 130-pounder. I got a full camp. The last time, I took the fight on a days notice . . . if you think this is a tune-up fight, you picked the wrong one!”
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If Lopez is going to change his luck, now is the time. Similar to Valdez, Blue Nose is coming into the fight coming off a unanimous decision loss to Abraham Nova. In the six matches prior to that, Lopez is 3-2 with one no-contest. To make matters even worse, he is not currently ranked in the top 15 of any of the four major sanctioning bodies rankings. Meanwhile Valdez is ranked #2 (WBO).
Provided that Lopez topples Valdez on May 20, then he will no doubt inject all new life into his career. Sadly however, a loss for either man will serve as a very heavy anchor dragging their professional reality down a great deal more. Regardless of who comes out on top, however, 3Kings Boxing will be here to report all the latest developments.