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article imageEdwin Valero Retains WBC Lightweight Crown via TKO

By Leo Reyes     Dec 20, 2009 in Sports
Undefeated Venezuelan boxer Edwin Valero scored a TKO win in the sixth round to retain his WBC lightweight crown against Hector Velasquez of Columbia Saturday in Caracas Venezuela
WBC lightweight champion Edwin Valero successfully defended his WBC lightweight championship crown by beating Hector Velasquez of Columbia Saturday.
Valero knocked down Velasquez inside six rounds when the Colombian boxer refused to answer the bell on the seventh round.
Valero remains undefeated in his 26 fights with 19 fights ending in first round knock outs. The popular Venezuelan boxer suffered head injuries due to accidental head butts.
It was Valero’s first defense of his title since winning it in April with a second-round TKO victory over Colombian Antonio Pitalua.
The Venezuelan’s next planned defense is against Mexican Antonio De Marco early in the new year.
The Valero-Velasquez boxing match happened in La Guaira in Caracas Venezuela.
Edwin Valero (born December 3, 1981 in Bolero Alto, and raised in El Vigía, (both locations in Mérida, Venezuela) is an undefeated southpaw boxer who fought in the super featherweight (130 lb) division until he moved up to lightweight. His professional boxing record is 25-0 (25 KOs, 19 of which occurred in the first round). Valero is a former WBA Super Featherweight champion and current WBC Lightweight champion.
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