Oscar Valdez Is On The Hunt To be A World Champion Again
Two-divisional champion Oscar Valdez (31-2, 23KO) is ready to resume boxing and wants to pursue being a champion again. Claiming to be hungrier than ever, Valdez will take on one-time junior lightweight title challenger Liam Wilson (13-2, 7KO).
In his last outing, Valdez was on the receiving end of a brutal beating against fellow stablemate and three-divisional champion Emanuel Navarrete. With a heavily damaged right eye, he was handed a second career defeat in a fight that saw him get dominated by Navarrete.
MUCH NEEDED TIME AWAY
After taking some time off to heal and recharge the batteries, the Mexican revealed to Boxing Social that he took the defeat hard.
“It was very hard on me. It was very hard because you’re used to things when you do everything right when you’re disciplined, you’re focused, things should go your way. . .I didn’t get the win, and my world crumbled on me. I felt crushed.”
Fighters taking losses hard is a common theme in boxing. The sport has plenty of examples of guys that were unable to recover from brutal defeats.
Valdez explained why receiving news of a fight was the perfect time.
“I got the call from Bob Arum, you know there is a fight coming up. I said it’s better now than ever because I’m hungrier than ever, and I want another shot for the world title.”
Wilson is no pushover and is a live dog that is capable of giving Valdez a good fight. Despite getting stopped against Navarrete, the Aussie shocked the fans by scoring a knockdown early in the fight,
Valdez must prove that he still has what it takes if he wants to challenge for the title. Boxing fans can catch all the action live on ESPN, March 29.