Edwin Valero Continues His Perfect Win-KO Ratio

Venezuela’s pride, Edwin Valero, the current WBC (World Boxing Council) lightweight champion successfully defended his belt after beating Hector Velazquez of Mexico (now 51-14-2, 35 KOs) by a sixth (6th) round TKO (technical knockout) last Saturday night at the Polideportivo Jose Maria Vargas in La Guaira, Caracas in Venezuela.

Update: Valero defeated DeMarco for his 27th KO victory.

The 28-year old Valero suffered a cut on the bridge of his nose after a pair of accidental head-butts early in the fight. Despite this, the aggressive Venezuelan kept attacking and before the seventh round, Velazquez did not come out to fight anymore. This is Velazquez’s third loss in his last four fights.

Edwin Valero vs. Hector Velazquez

Edwin Valero (nicknamed as “El Inca”, “El Dinamita”, “El Terminator”, “The Liquidator”), a former WBA (World Boxing Association) super featherweight champion improved his professional record to 26 wins and no loss. Also, Valero continues to hold his perfect win-knockout ratio as this win gave him his 26th knockout.

Some trivia about Edwin Valero. Last February 25, 2006, Valero set a new world record by winning his first eighteen (18) fights as a professional by way of first-round knockout (that record has since been broken by Tyrone Brunson last August 15, 2008 with 19 straight). The previous record for consecutive first-round knockouts was fifteen (15) set by Young Otto in 1905.

Edwin Valero is already planning to defend his WBC lightweight title in early 2010 against Antonio DeMarco, who holds the interim WBC belt but his promoter, Bob Arum has other plans.

photo credit: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

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