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Valdez Sparring Leo Santa Cruz for American Debut

By Ryan Maquiñana

Featherweight prospect Oscar Valdez (1-0, 1 KO) will fight in America for the first time as a pro this Friday against Corben Page (4-4-1).

Valdez, a two-time Mexican Olympian, has been preparing for the fight by sparring bantamweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz (22-0-1, 13 KOs).  Valdez-Page will be a part of Top Rank’s Jessie Vargas-Vito Gasparyan card at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas.

In his much-publicized pro debut last month, Valdez earned an impressive second-round stoppage of Angel Prado (1-2) in his hometown of Hermosillo.

Ryan Maquiñana was the boxing producer for NBCOlympics.com during London 2012 and writes a weekly column for CSNBayArea.com.  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by EspinozaBoxing on 12-04-2012

[QUOTE=chiguy91;12767343]it's all good, thanks for posting the pics! :fing02: how many rounds did/do they go? didn't they spar before? i thought i saw pictures of them sparring a couple weeks back. not sure if it's from the same session.[/QUOTE] today…

Comment by chiguy91 on 12-04-2012

[QUOTE=EspinozaBoxing;12767322]No, there is no footage. We don't tape sparring. But Valdez did very well. It was fun to watch this is from today sparring session... Valdez in red [IMG]http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r302/alphaqfrankie/photo-1242.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r302/alphaqfrankie/photo-1150.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] it's all good, thanks for posting the pics! :fing02: how…

Comment by EspinozaBoxing on 12-04-2012

[QUOTE=chiguy91;12767117]any luck any footage is ever released? :fingersx: look forward to seeing valdez progress through the pros. hopefully both him and santa cruz have great careers down the line. both entertaining fighters.[/QUOTE] No, there is no footage. We don't tape…

Comment by Oxpi on 12-04-2012

[QUOTE=EspinozaBoxing;12767105]This was a fun sparring session. very intense.[/QUOTE] Video, por favor.

Comment by chiguy91 on 12-04-2012

[QUOTE=EspinozaBoxing;12767105]This was a fun sparring session. very intense.[/QUOTE] any luck any footage is ever released? :fingersx: look forward to seeing valdez progress through the pros. hopefully both him and santa cruz have great careers down the line. both entertaining fighters.

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