VIDEO: Canelo Alvarez Continues to Mentor Oscar Valdez After Win

Published 09/11/2021, 5:30 AM EDT


30-0 as a world champion, Oscar Valdez successfully defended his WBC super featherweight title via unanimous decision against a tough contender in Robson Conceicao. Beating the drama and criticisms surrounding his medical reports from the pre-fight, Valdez’s latest win was a stern reply to several haters. Meanwhile, it was also a moment of celebration for the entire Team Canelo.

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P4P king Canelo Alvarez was present at ringside as he cheered his stablemate throughout. Well, it’s not a new scenario. Alvarez has always voiced support for his own teammates. Be it Ryan Garcia or Oscar Valdez, Canelo Alvarez never fails to attend the events live. However, he might not see it as the pinnacle of success for Valdez.

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There’s a lot of tasks left and Canelo Alvarez appeared to be passing a similar essence from his post-fight activities. After relishing his teammate’s win, the P4P king met Valdez backstage. He notified the unbeaten champ about a few shots and had a light moment.

Meanwhile, social media also spotted the unified super middleweight champion passing some valuable advice to Valdez while he was in the ring. Although we don’t know whether Valdez could implement the suggestions, the Mexican star was at least successful in retaining his belt and the undefeated status.

That said, the upcoming ride will continue to demand a lot more from the champion. Hence, he will look to bounce back from recent incidents, keep winning, and increase his stock as a champion.

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What’s next for Mexican star Oscar Valdez?

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The super featherweight division is absolutely stacked, and it is home to the most ferocious reigning champions. Thus, Valdez will never have an easy journey on his road to success. His WBC title will also continue to offer mandatory challengers. Meanwhile, it might be too early to go for a unification bout.

LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 20: Oscar Valdez is victorious as he defeats Miguel Berchelt for the WBC super featherweight title at the MGM Grand Conference Center on February 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

In his latest fight, Valdez looked bleak on certain occasions. The bruises on his face reflected the kind of punishment he took.

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As he has made his maiden defense, he will look to secure a few more successful title defenses. These can eventually help him cement his path to a unification fight or an undisputed bout. Hence, what’s next for Valdez should be a second defense against a mandatory.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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