Oscar Valdez It is in negotiations to seal its next rival, with a probable date for August or September.
Just as he told you Bob arum to Boxing Scene, Valdez will defend his super featherweight title of World Boxing Council in a few months. Maybe the next rival of Oscar Valdez be Robson Conceicao, a Brazilian who still does not know defeat.
“We are planning a fight of Valdez against Conceicao. That’s a good fight, “he said. Arum about the duel that would headline a billboard of Top Rank Boxing on ESPN, still no site or confirmed day.
Robson Conceicao is a Brazilian boxer who made a remarkable career in amateurism. He won the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Before, Conceicao had defeated the same Oscar Valdez in the final of the 2009 Pan American Boxing Championship. In professionalism, Conceicao He marches with a record of 16 wins without a loss and 8 knockouts.
“That’s a good, tough fight,” he said. Arum. “Oscar figure out how to win, but the other, Conceicao, is an Olympic gold medalist, undefeated and who defeated Oscar in amateur boxing. He’s not a crippling puncher, but he’s very skilled. It’s a tough fight. Without (Eddy) Reynoso (as coach of Valdez) I think it would be a much closer fight. (Conceicao) is very excited ”.
The opinion of Óscar Valdez’s manager
Frank Espinoza, manager of Oscar Valdez, revealed that his client is very interested in that fight that he offered Bob arum.
“That is the projected opponent they presented to us,” he commented. Espinoza. “Right now nothing is set in stone, but that’s a good fight. Oscar Will fight anyone and I know it’s a fight that Oscar I would be interested in fighting.
With such a crossing, Valdez would seek revenge for a defeat against Robson Conceicao at the amateur level. The same occurred in the Pan American Games of 2009 on the cards and for the gold medal.
“TO Oscar would love to avenge that defeat before Conceicao now that they are professionals. He would love it ”, explained the businessman. “ORscar wants to make history. He wants to fulfill his legacy and fight against the best. There is interest on our side in that fight, absolutely.
Arum also looks to Herring for Valdez
Negotiations between Oscar Valdez Y Jamel herring they fell. Bob arumHowever, he outlined that while that rivalry is still possible, it would not be the next.
“I would like that Oscar will fight with Conceicao, then maybe with Herring“, He expressed Arum. “It seems that Herring he is not going to fight with (the mandatory challenger) Shakur stevensonso he can stay and fight (with someone else) and then with Oscar (if he beats) Conceicao, and build towards (a possible) fight between Oscar Y Shakur stevenson. That would be a great fight. “
“That’s what it looks like,” replied the promoter when asked about Herring and his resignation from the championship.