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Alejandro Valdez (22-4-3, 16 KOs) has overcome the brutal KO loss that he had in December when he challenged WBA interim bantamweight champion Neomar Cermeño, scoring a fifth round KO over Victoriano Nuñez (9-15) last Saturday in Culiacán, during another successful stop of the Tecate Boxing Tour in the capital of Sinaloa. Now fighting at super bantamweight, Valdez sent Nuñez to the canvas in the second round and forced the referee to stop the beating in the fifth.
Valdez was hospitalized after losing to Cermeño, and to climb back into the ring he needed to pass a series of tests. “The tests were rigorous, but I think it was for the best. If I wasn’t ready the truth is that I wouldn’t have tried, but fortunately I passed the exams and I’m back with a great desire to be world champion,” stated the two-time world title challenger.
“I wanted to return to the ring. I have been preparing for three months and mentally the same time that doctors told me I could continue my career in boxing. Thank God things went great in my return to the ring and I hope to continue fighting each month and in the near future to be back in the limelight,” concluded Valdez.