By Dan Ambrose: Canelo Alvarez was available final Friday night time to observe fellow gym-mate Oscar Valdez (30-0, 23 KOs) retain his WBC tremendous featherweight title with more durable than anticipated 12 spherical unanimous resolution win over Robson Conceicao (16-1, 8 KOs) on the On line casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.
Moments after the battle, Canelo seemed joyful, standing and celebrating after Valdez was introduced because the winner by the scores 117-110, 115-112, and 115-112. Whereas some followers agreed with the choice, many others have sounded off, saying the battle was a “theft” of the very best order.
Nonetheless, Valdez says he’s shifting on to ‘greater & higher issues’ and WON’T be giving a rematch to the three-time Brazilian Olympian Conceicao.
Sadly for Valdez, he’s going to should dwell along with his controversial win over Conceicao and undergo by means of the truth that many boxing followers not solely assume he was GIFTED a call. Additionally they view him as a drug cheat.
Canelo reacts to Valdez’s win over Conceicao
It’s a double whammy of types for Valdez, as his recognition has plummeted with followers. Valdez should be sure that he doesn’t check optimistic for some other drug substances sooner or later, be it phentermine or no matter. Blaming it on natural tea isn’t going to work.
The celebrity Canelo is clearly conscious of the massive backlash that Valdez has been coping with after his optimistic check for the VADA banned eating regimen substance phentermine.
Valdez didn’t obtain any punishment from the Fee or the World Boxing Council for his optimistic check, which has angered many followers, who really feel that he was given preferential remedy as a consequence of his recognition.
Arum had Valdez successful 7 rounds to five
“I instructed them that Conceicao is a hell of a fighter. Conceicao fought an excellent battle,” mentioned Bob Arum to Fighthype. “I had him successful within the early rounds, after which Valdez got here on ultimately. So I feel the scores that I had had been 115-112. I had 7 rounds to five [in favor of Valdez].
“That’s as much as the fighters,” mentioned Arum when requested about his ideas on matching Valdez towards the winner of the Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson battle on October twenty third. “I’m simply the promoter.
“So long as they’re cheap with their purses, in the event that they need to battle one another, I’m in favor of it. By no means, by no means, by no means low cost the Marines,” mentioned Arum about Herring. “The Marines, particularly a child like this, who had two excursions in Iraq and isn’t backing down from anyone.
“Whereas Stevenson is the extra completed fighter, he’s combating a Marine, and something can occur.
“I feel Valdez was shocked like lots of people, who haven’t watched Conceicao, who’s been combating on down playing cards. It doesn’t shock me that Conceicao would give him a hell of a battle,” mentioned Arum.
Valdez was actually shocked by how gifted Conceicao was as a result of his face confirmed it afterward with all of the bruising and swelling. Valdez has little interest in giving Conceicao a rematch is a testomony to how a lot bother the Brazilian gave him.