On a rain-soaked night in Carson, California, Oscar Valdez proved he is a real force in an excellent featherweight division as he overcame not just a super tough gallant effort from England’s Scott Quigg but a sizeable weight disadvantage also.
Disappointing from Quigg and trainer Freddie Roach to fail the weight by almost 3lbs at the official weigh-in, then he came into the fight in the welterweight limit at 142lbs, and to be honest, that’s dangerous. Boxing is a tough physically demanding sport and at the very highest level a 7lb advantage on fight night is unacceptable.
Congrats to @oscarvaldez56 and his team.Again I apologise for not making weight but I couldn't have done any more in camp or in the ring last night.Its a tough sport but one that I dedicate my life to. I will be back 👊 #TeamQuigg pic.twitter.com/PE3zQnUG0S
— Scott Quigg (@scottquigg) March 11, 2018