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Valdez's Coach: The Jaw Was Separated, We Fought a Welterweight!

Oscar Valdez made it 24 professional wins in a row with a unanimous-decision victory over Britain’s Scott Quigg.

The fight, at the StubHub Center, Carson, California, was set to be a battle for the WBO featherweight crown but the Bury man came in 2.8lbs overweight on Friday.

Valdez, who has held the belt since 2016, was scored to have won the bout 117-111, 117-111 and 118-110.

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The champion suffered a cut in the sixth which bled for the remainder of the contest, and Quigg dealt out some hard hits in the 10th and 11th, but Valdez struck back with heavy blows.

Quigg (34-2-2, 25 KOs) was unable to close out before the bell as his attempt to win the fight faded.

According to Manny Robles, trainer of Valdez, his boxer suffered a fractured jaw in the fifth round and continued to fight the entire way. Valdez went to a local hospital following the fight.

“Oscar got hurt in the fifth round,” said Manny Robles, Valdez’s trainer. “It was pretty bad. If you could see his teeth … The jaw is kind of separated.

“But I never mentioned it between rounds, didn’t want to have him thinking about it. I left the mouthpiece in after all those rounds. I thought he boxed a little bit, used some lateral movement, but in the end he’s just a warrior, and he had to be against Quigg.”

If Robles had the choice, he would have pulled him from the fight - because Quigg had a big weight advantage when they entered the ring. When he arrived at the arena, Quigg weighed in at 142.2-pounds - making the former super bantamweight champion a welterweight.

“We were fighting a welterweight tonight. Oscar hit him with some big shots and it didn’t seem to make any difference. I don’t know why he didn’t make weight and I thought it was unprofessional. If it were up to me, we probably wouldn’t have fought. But with all that, Scott Quigg is a warrior. He’s all over your ass from the beginning," Robles said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Catrin on 03-11-2018

[QUOTE=nacho daddy;18564474]but when the PED fake phony fraud clenelo shows up 25 lbs over for the fight that is ok. Quigg must call canelo to get the drugs he uses to make weight[/QUOTE] You barking at yhe wrong tree perro!…

Comment by Sparked_26 on 03-11-2018

Good fight and I'm glad it happened. Valdez is going to have a captivating albeit hopefully short-ish career. But he has ALL the intangibles. It is remarkable to fight for that long with a broken jaw. Glad Quigg didn't win…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 03-11-2018

[QUOTE=sunny31;18565303]Stop making things up, it was reported on all the media outlets in the evening that he was 142 lbs.[/QUOTE] I take that back. He was 142.2 lbs. Still a bad look to lose the fight on scales. If he…

Comment by sunny31 on 03-11-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18565253]More like 146-147 to 136. Quigg had 10lbs on him. Valdez team didnt even want him to fight once Quigg turned down the next day weight check... It cost him 20% and he still got the loss.[/QUOTE] Stop making things…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 03-11-2018

[QUOTE=sunny31;18564958]He was 142lbs. From weighing 128.5 the day before this is a pretty standard rehydration, maybe a little on the high side. Valdez was 136lbs by the way which many people in this debate have conveniently left out. Also no…

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