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Oscar Valdez Wins Grueling Decision Over Scott Quigg

by Francisco Salazar

StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. - WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (24-0, 19 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over his toughest opponent to date, former champion Scott Quigg (34-2-2, 25 KOs). The scores were 117-111, 117-111 and 118-110.

There was a lot of controversy on Friday, because Quigg weighed at 2.8-pounds over the featherweight limit of 126-pounds. The commission would not allow him to lose that much weight and penalized him 20% of his purse.

Valdez was outboxing Quigg in the first round and catching him with solid power shots. In the second, Valdez was targeting the body and unloading to Quigg's head. Valdez was pumping a good jab in the third, making Quigg miss and making him pay. Quigg managed to land a few good right hands.

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Quigg landed a very big right at the start of the fourth, with Valdez taking it well. The jab of Valdez continued to give Quigg a lot of trouble. In the fifth, a cut opened up above the left eye of Quigg - but Quigg was starting to land more often and rocked Valdez near the end of the fifth with a solid hook. Valdez held on and got out of trouble.

Quigg continued to push forward and rally in the sixth, looking to do damage on Valdez. There appeared to be an issue with Valdez mouth in the seventh. Valdez's mouth was bleeding, his mouth was open and it was said that he badly bit his tongue and had a fractured jaw.

Quigg continued to do well with his right hand in the eight. Valdez was looking to turn th tide, but Quigg was the one pushing forward and letting his hands go. Valdez was rallying in the ninth, picking up the workrate against Quigg. He was digging hard with hooks to the body of Quigg and catching him upstairs.

Valdez continued to punish the body of Quigg in the tenth. It also appeared that Quigg might have a broken nose as his cut continued to bleed. During the eleventh, Valdez was really letting his hands go to outwork Quigg. Both fighters looked tired. Quigg landed a few hard shots that buckled Valdez, but couldn't put him down. Near the end of the round, Valdez rocked Quigg with a hard left hand and punished him until the bell.

In the twelfth, Valdez continued to outwork and outland Quigg, who was unable to close the show as they traded punches until the final bell.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jmrf4435 on 03-13-2018

dooooodsss Both those guys are so tough...It looked like two pit bulls in there

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 03-11-2018

[QUOTE=jjsmyth87;18563555]I figured you wouldnt give any respect to either fighter regardless who won. But when Deontay Wilder is fighting bums like the tub of lard Stiverne you say Wilder is incredible and beat a top opponent[/QUOTE] He is pretty stupid.…

Comment by kidbazooka on 03-11-2018

Valdez is super talented he just needs to try to not get sucked into the other guys fight, as long as he fights his fight he’ll be tough to beat

Comment by Eff Pandas on 03-11-2018

[IMG]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYCI9SLVwAA2rV_.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by b morph on 03-11-2018

[QUOTE=Baltimore;18564479]Was watching the Mikey fight instead of this last night. Recorded it and just sat down and watched it...great fight!!! Both guys fought through some real injuries on their faces. Shame Quigg missed weight and had an advantage but credit…

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