Valero-Pitalua, Katsidis-Chavez Heads To San Antonio

By Mark Vester

The proposed lightweight tournament that is being put together by Golden Boy Promotions on April 4, appears to be tentatively heading to the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The main event will feature KO king Edwin Valero against Antonio Pitalua for the interim-WBC lightweight title.

The slated undercard bouts will feature Michael Katsidis against Jesus Chavez, Jorge Barrios vs. Carlos Hernandez and the final remaining about appears to be a clash of former champions with Joel Casamayor facing Julio Diaz.

Valero views the fight as the most important of his career. The even will be distributed by HBO pay-per-view.

"For me, it is very important to fight again in the United States. I'm going to put on a great performance. The fans will see me come out with my hands raised high and become the new lightweight champion of the WBC. I don't know what's going to happen later on, that depends on my promoter Bob Arum and my manager," Valero said to ESTO.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Southpaw16BF on 02-14-2009

Some really good fights made by GB, they have all the making to be real excting brawls. Good to see Valero in the USA, one tremendous puncher. who should bring fireworks to the the USA and entertrain alot of people.

Comment by warp1432 on 02-14-2009

[QUOTE=PittyPat;4750304]What happened to Kats vs Julio Diaz? Is Jesus Chavez a better opponent or worse...?[/QUOTE] Depends. Diaz had a very good chance of beating Katsidis. Chavez...not so much.

Comment by TheSurgeonMDMPH on 02-14-2009

in my town! see you there!

Comment by PittyPat on 02-13-2009

What happened to Kats vs Julio Diaz? Is Jesus Chavez a better opponent or worse...?

Comment by aldean on 02-13-2009

[QUOTE=Pacdbest;4750020]The Bad news it's PPV!!![/QUOTE] Hell ya...The fights are good but if it was on regular HBO it would of been even better

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