News | Nov 29 2019

Oscar Valdez opponent vastly over weight

Oscar Valdez's original opponent came in more than two whole weight classes too heavy for the fight they were meant to be having in Las Vegas
Oscar Valdez
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ANDRES GUTIERREZ came in a whopping 11lbs over the agreed weight limit for his fight with Oscar Valdez, which was due to take place tomorrow (Saturday November 30) at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

Mexico’s Valdez vacated his WBO featherweight title to move up to super-feather. Gutierrez though weighed in at an astonishing 141lbs, two divisions too big. Valdez will still fight on Saturday, with Adam Lopez (126lbs), who was due to box on the undercard, stepping in as his new opponent.

“I trained hard for three months making the sacrifices and I am very upset with Andres Gutierrez,” Valdez said. “He was unprofessional. As soon as I heard 141 pounds, I still wanted to fight him but my team and Bob Arum said Gutierrez was out. I give credit to Adam Lopez for stepping up. It will be a great fight tomorrow night.”


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