Oscar Valdez decides to vacate his WBO featherweight title rather than defend it against mandatory Shakur Stevenson.
The fact that Valdez vacated his WBO 126 pound title on Friday with a purse bid scheduled for the Stevenson fight, it’s too hard for fans to ignore the possibility that Oscar didn’t want the fight.
Valdez (26-0, 20 KOs) will now move up to 130, and fight for the world titles in that weight class.
“It’s time. I’ve always wanted to become a multi-division champion. I think I would feel more comfortable at [super featherweight],” said Valdez to ESPN.com. “126 pounds is getting harder to make after seven years as a featherweight so I think moving to 130 pounds would make more sense. Most of the fighters I admire have won several titles and I want that too.”
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— Oscar Valdez Escobedo II 🇲🇽 (@_Osscaar) June 30, 2019