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Valdez: I'm Upset With Gutierrez, Credit To Lopez For Stepping Up

Andres Gutierrez was removed from Saturday’s main event against former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez, as he weighed in at 141 pounds, 11 pounds above the contract weight.
 
Featherweight contender Adam Lopez (13-1, 6 KOs), from Glendale, Calif., stepped up to replace Gutierrez, and he will be in the opposite corner at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in a WBC super featherweight world title eliminator. Lopez was originally set to defend his Jr. NABF featherweight title against Luis Coria, but he jumped at the opportunity to face Valdez, who will be making his super featherweight debut.

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Valdez-Lopez and Carl Frampton-Tyler McCreary will headline a super featherweight doubleheader live on ESPN+, the leading multi-sport streaming service, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
 
“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.”

“It was surreal when I got the offer to fight Oscar,” Lopez said. “I‘ve known Oscar for a long time and I‘ve wanted this fight for a long time. I’m ready for it.
 
“Deep down, I’ll take anyone. Ultimately, I left it up to my trainer {Buddy McGirt}, and he gave the fight his blessing.

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Comment by MexicanStyle#1 on 11-30-2019

[QUOTE=Clegg;20220294]Key thing for me is Berchelt has kept improving over recent years, Valdez even with changing trainers hasn't looked as convincing[/QUOTE] I concur. But that Mexican pride and pressure in fights like this is too much!! They know people want…

Comment by Clegg on 11-30-2019

[QUOTE=MexicanStyle#1;20219791]Berchelt will hurt Valdez. He eats to many punches. I guess bottom line they will both hurt each other. Two Mexicans fighting each other, they will never be the same and will become an easy fight to a nobody who…

Comment by Califire209 on 11-29-2019

Any young hungry fighter with Buddy Mcgirt in his corner has more than a punchers chance. Bar-None one of the best American trainers

Comment by MexicanStyle#1 on 11-29-2019

Berchelt will hurt Valdez. He eats to many punches. I guess bottom line they will both hurt each other. Two Mexicans fighting each other, they will never be the same and will become an easy fight to a nobody who…

Comment by FinitoxDinamita on 11-29-2019

Cant wait to see him fight Berchelt. It’a going to happen in the first half of next year.

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