Bob arum He assured that he will do everything necessary to Oscar Valdez fight the winner of the match between Jamel herring and Shakur stevenson, of next October 23.
“It seems to me that both of them, Shakur and Herring, they want to fight with Valdez and Valdez he wants to fight with whoever wins one of them, “he said. Arum to Boxingscene.com. “So I will do whatever it takes to make this fight a reality.”
Stevenson and Herring They will face each other in just under a month to contest the super featherweight belt of the OMB in Jamel’s possession. Now they are looking for the winner to go against Valdez, champion of the CMB, to unify championships in 2022.
“I have listened to Shakur and Herring on Atlanta. The two talk about wanting to win this fight to go later against Valdez“, said Arum. “At the end Oscar He said he wants the winner. So all roads go to the same place, I will make this happen ”.
Stevenson He has a record of 16 wins without any losses and will enter the fight as a 4-1 favorite over the champion Herring.
In the meantime, Oscar Valdez He already opened the door to both after his controversial triumph over the Brazilian Robson Conceicao last September 10.
The call of Oscar it is a situation that Arum it is not taken lightly and will seek to fulfill its client.
“Despite what many believe that the promoter is only the one who handles the puppets, this is not the case,” he mentioned. “The promoter, at least a good one, who I think I am, listens to his fighters and tries to make his dreams come true.”
After the fifth round it was all for Oscar
About the result of Valdez before the brazilian Robson Conceicao that divided much of the press and boxing specialists.
Arum said Valdez he was superior throughout the second half of the fight, so there should be no doubt of his triumph.
“I had Conceicao winning four of the first five rounds and then I gave the rest to Valdez”, He pointed Arum. “You can argue that maybe Conceicao he won the top five, but I had it like I told you. Even if he had won the first five, it was clear that from the sixth it was all about Valdez“.
The judge’s card Stephen Blea caused a lot of controversy because it saw widely win Oscar Valdez for 117-110, for which he apologized.
Nevertheless, Bob arum He believes that what the fight really cost the Brazilian was to stop fighting and start making fun of it above the ring.
“Conceicao he stopped fighting and started clowning around, I don’t understand how anyone expected him to win that fight like that, “he concluded.