Oscar Valdez will return after his knockout for the ages to battle Robson Conceicao in a WBC super-featherweight title defence on September 10 in Tucson, Arizona.
Valdez spectacularly knocked out Miguel Berchelt to seize the belt in his earlier outing and now makes his homecoming to town he referred to as house after transferring from Mexico.
“Valdez is coming off a career-best efficiency and needs to placed on a spectacular displaying in entrance of the good Tucson followers,” stated Prime Rank chairman Bob Arum.
“Conceição has been ready for this shot ever since he turned professional, and having promoted him for his complete profession, I do know he’ll be at his absolute best.
“Now we have a terrific co-feature, because the younger Gabriel Flores needs to show he’s a contender to observe, and he can do this by beating a tricky Mexican in Luis Alberto Lopez.”
Valdez cemented his standing as one of many faces of Mexican boxing together with his Tenth-round knockout over longtime champion Berchelt. He’s 8-0 in world title fights, together with six defences of the WBO featherweight world title he received in July 2016.
Valdez and Conceição fought as amateurs within the gold medal match of the 2009 Pan American Video games, with Conceição prevailing by a single level.
Valdez turned professional practically 4 years earlier than Conceição (16-0, 8 KOs), who made historical past as the primary Brazilian boxer to seize Olympic gold.
“I’m very excited to battle in my second house, Tucson, Arizona, the place I’ll have my first defence of the WBC tremendous featherweight world title,” Valdez stated.
“It motivates me to know that I’ll defend the title in entrance of my pals and my household, and I will likely be prepared to place it on the road as in all my fights. I am coming to offer a terrific present to my folks, and I can not wait to see you on September 10.”
Conceição stated: “I have been ready my entire life for this chance, and that is why I am coaching with nice willpower. I’ll characterize my household and Brazil. I already received a gold medal for my nation and now I’ll carry house a world title. With nice willpower, I’ll ship a terrific efficiency. Will probably be a real spectacle!”