Oscar Valdez: "I want to be one of the best Mexican fighters ever"
By Hesiquio Balderas
Mon, 11 Jan 2021
Oscar Valdez is challenging Miguel Berchelt, the much anticipated fight for the 130 pound championship will take place on February 20.
"This is the opportunity that I waited for all my life. In school I used to draw myself in my notebook as WBC world champion. This is the opportunity of my life, a dream come true," Valdez told the Mexican media.
"It was sad to wait, I was a little upset because the fight didn't happen in December, but it's nobody's fault, I was training hard for the fight, I went back home a little upset, but now the fight is here and all we have to do is take care of ourselves, wear a mask, social distancing and the fight is right around the corner. We are more than ready, I want to fight so bad."
On training with Canelo:
"We both want this fight, Berchelt is a great fighter, it's going to be a great fight, training camp has been great. In boxing you never stop learning, we have been studying Berchelt, in the gym we all have a great relationship. Each and everyone of us have our schedule, we help each other, I get motivated by watching Canelo training. I want to train as hard as he does or harder."
"I know Berchelt is coming for the KO and I like that. He wants to try my chin but he has to be careful because I have power too, be careful because I can punch too.
"My Goal is to be a world champion again to beat Berchelt and then we want the best challenge out there, I want to be one of the great ones for Mexico.
"I want to thank the fans and I feel obligated to perform for you. I want to bring a great fight for you and bring back boxing to the old school. I will live my heart in the ring for you all. Thank you for your support and don't miss my fight against Berchelt on February 20."
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