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Edwin Valero Update


By Gabriel F. Cordero

Venezuelan superstar Edwin Valero carried out a public training session at the Boxing Zone Gym in Caracas and announced that he’s training hard to make a good showing in December when defending his WBC lightweight world crown for the first time. With his wife, children and his mother on hand, Valero hit the heavy bag and speed bag, jumped rope and shadow boxed. He has denied reports made by Venezuelan media that he was involved in a domestic dispute with his mother and sister.

After the workout, Valero said that his manager José Castillo spoke with the WBC Board of Directors and they assured him that they have no plans for an interim title in his division. “There is no interim belt in a possible fight they want to carry out between Antonio DeMarco and José Alfaro,” said Valero.

Valero also stated that his team, headed by promoter Bob Arum and manager José Castillo, are working with a group of lawyers to resolve the work visa problems that prevented him from fighting in November in Las Vegas. “I want to live in Venezuela and to be part of the recovery of national boxing,” he stated.


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