MEXICO’S WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez has been out of action for almost a year. He fractured his jaw as he beat Scott Quigg in March of 2018. But he will be back on February 2 as he boxes Carmine Tommasone in Frisco.
“He is a tough, undefeated fighter, and I know I have to be 100 percent ready. Camp has gone great, and after a long time off, I can’t wait to fight again,” Valdez said.
He has taken enough time to heal, Valdez has made a major move, linking up with Canelo Alvarez’s trainer Eddy Reynoso. “It’s been great training with Eddy. He’s not only worked on the things I’m good at, but he’s added a new element to my game,” Valdez said.
“I know I can improve my defense while still being the same action fighter that fans are used to seeing.”
He continued, “Everything is great. I took enough time off to make sure my jaw was fully recovered, so when I got back to training, I was 100 percent ready. I can’t wait to show the fans a new Oscar Valdez on February 2.”
On the same bill Eleider Alvarez will rematch Sergey Kovalev and Teofimo Lopez will be the his undercard. “I’m not a prospect anymore. 2019 is the year I go from contender to fighting for a world title,” Lopez said. “I don’t feel the pressure. When you’re blessed with the talent that God has given me, you don’t worry about that. This is another great opportunity to showcase my talent.”