Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Oscar Valdez Leaves Robles, Hires Eddy Reynoso as Trainer

Two-time Mexican Olympian and current undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion Oscar Valdez of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico is recuperating from a jaw injury and will be soon be returning to training, and he will do so under a new trainer.

Valdez (24-0, 19 KOs), 27 last fought on March 10 of this year and defeated Scott Quigg by unanimous decision at the StubHub Center in Carson, California to retain his 126 pound belt, but Quigg who was overweight at the weigh-in and came in as a much bigger man.

Valdez, who in a Fight of The Year type of battle was able to overcome Quigg, suffered a fracture in his jaw that required a long rest.

valdez-quigg-fight (14)

Having been declared fit by his doctors, Valdez his start training very soon for a return in the ring in early 2019 and he will be trained by Eddy Reynoso, who is best known as the coach for Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

“This is challenge for me, Oscar Valdez is a great fighter and one of my goals is to work on what’s necessary to make him a complete fighter. I think Oscar will bring the best out of me as a trainer, while I will bring the best out of him as a world champion and as a representative of Mexico," Eddy said.

Valdez appreciates what Robles has done for him.

“I want to thank Manny Robles in his whole team for everything they have done for me over the last few years, but like everything in life, changes are sometimes needed to move forward, I am very grateful to them for their friendship and all they have taught me," said Valdez

“We are very grateful for everything that Manny Robles and his team did for Oscar but as we move on to bigger challenges in Oscar career. We feel as a team that a new trainer is better suited for what’s ahead,” said Frank Espinoza.

Valdez represented Mexico in the Olympics in 2008 in Beijing and in 2012 in London.

Valdez made his professional debut on November 3 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico and stopped Angel Prado in the second round, he quickly became on the most popular boxer in the sport and blue chip prospect who became a true contender in April 9 , 2016 when he stopped former world champion Evgeny Gradovich in the fourth round in Las Vegas.

Valdez won the WBO featherweight championship in July 23, 2016 in Las Vegas wish an explosive second round stoppage of then undefeated contender Martin Ruedas of Argentina. Valdez has made four successful defenses of his belt, the last one being against Quigg on March 10 of this year.

“As a boxer you have to able to develop as much as you can and I believe that this change in trainers will help me become an even better all-around boxer and fighter. I want to be on the best fighters in the world and leave the best legacy that I can in boxing. And I will always work hard to achieve the greatness that I seek," said Valdez.

Tags: Oscar Valdez image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bigdunny1 on 08-14-2018

[QUOTE=FinitoxDinamita;19019137]I like Valdez but he isnt showing improvements. He puts alot of muster on all of his shots and doesnt change gears. Id like to see Valdez-Diaz at the stubhub.[/QUOTE] that's a good fight. there is a rivalry between them…

Comment by chrisJS on 08-14-2018

I'd like to see Valdez relax a bit more in there. Not every swing has to be a home run. He's got good technique and power but has been making fights a little harder then they have to be trying…

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 08-14-2018

[QUOTE=juandabomb;19018580]safe matching making...before GGG you had match making that made him look great.he didn't look like that vs ggg or lara.[/QUOTE] He did not look good vs Lara, true, but vs GGG definitely did. It was GGG who look like…

Comment by PETUFF on 08-14-2018

But i tough the Reynoso only training Canelo! they decline Mattysse one time!:boxing:

Comment by BestPR on 08-14-2018

...just don't eat the meat...JoJo Diaz would our-box him though...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (22)
Top Headlines Video: Badou Jack Ready For Marcus Browne Clash Video: Broner's Trainer Gives Take on Pacquiao Fight Video: Dillian Whyte Discusses Being a Free Agent, More Maurice Hooker Set For March 9 Defense vs. Mikkel LesPierre De La Hoya: Jacobs Worries Me; 2nd-Best at 160 After Canelo Roach: Pacquiao Hit Me To The Chest - Whole Body Went Numb! WBC: Jack-Browne Winner Will Be Mandatory To Gvozdyk Canelo-Jacobs: Venue TBD, T-Mobile The Current Frontrunner Photos: Warren vs. Oubaali, Ruiz vs. Tepora - Face To Face Photos: Badou Jack, Marcus Browne - Go Face To Face Jacobs Inks New Deal With Hearn, Three Fight Deal With DAZN Photos: Bryant Jennings, Oscar Rivas - Ready For Battle in Verona Photos: Terence Crawford, Amir Khan - Go Face To Face in NYC Ellerbe: Broner Beating Pacquiao is No Upset, This is 50-50 Fight Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs Finalized For May 4 Photos: Serrano vs. Voraberger, Doheny vs. Takahashi - Weigh-In Photos: Jorge Linares, Pable Cesar Cano - Ready For War Photos: Chris Algieri, Danny Gonzalez - On Point To Fight Photos: Demetrius Andrade, Artur Akavov - Ready For Battle Erislandy Lara vs. Brian Castano Tops Showtime Triple, March 2 Ricardo Quiroz To Face Jamaine Ortiz on February 23 Photos: Keith Thurman Putting in Work For Josesito Lopez Weights From New York City: Andrade 159.8, Akavov 160 Hearn Prepared To Win Purse Bid For Wilder-Fury Rematch Broner: Arum Offered Me $2 Million To Fight Pacquiao; F*** Him! Liam Smith vs. Sam Eggington Set Down March 30th Shohjahon Ergashev vs. Mykal Fox on February 15, ShoBox Anthony Yarde vs. Mehdi Amar Set For February 23 Khan: I Think a Brook Fight Is Still There, A Fight I'd Love To Have Malignaggi Feels Garcia is 'Going Too Far' in Facing Spence Broner: If I Win That Maidana Fight, I'd Probably Be Dead Now Hearn, Golden Boy Keen on Linares-Cano Winner vs. Hooker Warren Reacts To Hearn's Offer Claim For Joshua vs. Fury Loeffler Aims To Stage Several 'Hollywood Fight Nights' in 2019 Liam Smith Would Welcome a Showdown With Kell Brook Pacquiao: What Happened With Marquez Will Not Happen Again! Cameron Krael Fights on Mayweather Card at MGM Grand Video: Mike Reed on Preparing Adrien Broner For Pacquiao Video: Roy Jones Jr. Breaks Down Pacquiao vs. Broner Clash Video: Caleb Plant Discusses IBF Title Win Over Jose Uzcategui
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement