The undefeated Oscar Valdez entered this fight with a perfect record of 18-0-0 (16 KOs=89%) and he is ranked as the No.7 featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Leo Santa Cruz). He fought four times last year beating Jose Ramirez, Ruben Tamayo (=Valdez vs Tamayo), Chris Avalos (=Avalos vs Valdez ) and Ernie Sanchez (=Valdez vs Sanchez).
His opponent, the former Ibf Fw champion Evgeny Gradovich, has an official boxing record of 21-1-1 (9 knockouts) and he entered as the No.16 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced Lee Selby last year (=Gradovich vs Selby), after this bout he has won over Aldimar Silva Santos (=Gradovich vs Silva Santos) and Jesus Galicia (4-stars-fight Gradovich vs Galicia). Valdez vs Gradovich is valid for the vacant WBO NABO featherweight title; undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley 3. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: featherweight (126 lbs, 57.2 kg)
Title: vacant WBO NABO featherweight title
Valdez’s previous fight: Oscar Valdez vs Ernie Sanchez
Gradovich’s previous fight: Evgeny Gradovich vs Jesus Galicia
Valdez’s next fight: Oscar Valdez vs Matias Rueda
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