VIDEO: Canelo Alvarez Criticizes Oscar Valdez for His Performance Against Robson Conceicao

Published 09/17/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez during his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


A few days back, the WBC super-featherweight champ, Oscar Valdez, entered the boxing ring to defend his 130-pound strap for the very first time. He locked horns with the underdog, Robson Conceicao. Many expected this fight to end in a flash, given Valdez’s power and swift in-ring capabilities. But things didn’t go as planned.

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Though Valdez won this fight, he still had to struggle a lot for 12-rounds to get his hand raised. Not only the fans, but many fighters, including Valdez’s gym mate, Canelo Alvarez, seemed unimpressed with his performance.

Recently, Top Rank Boxing shared a video wherein the P4P king was seen talking to his compatriot about his performance.

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He said, “It comes with experience. You have to be patient. That’s why I was trying to tell you to use your faints. And then try to throw punches. They duck down and you can’t get to them. And then try to throw punches. But that comes with experience,”

“You didn’t change any of your punches. Everything you did in the gym, from changing your punches, you did none of that. You just wanted to get him with this one or that one.”

Canelo has witnessed the sport from a different end altogether, and his experience speaks for itself. That said, there’s no one better than him to be a guiding light to the super-featherweight champ.

Valdez could be seen taking notes of the mistakes he made while acknowledging the words from Alvarez. Eventually, the Mexican native will look to return to the ring after having made the necessary adjustments.

Is Oscar Valdez capable of reaching the pinnacle of the sport?

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Oscar Valdez, over the past few weeks, has become a prominent name in headlines because of his positive test for a banned substance. However, with a win over Conceicao, he undoubtedly put an end to his naysayers, but there’s a long road ahead of him.

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)

That said, the champ should look to get the best out of himself the next time he fights under the big lights. And continue to better his undefeated record to become a bonafide star in the sport of boxing.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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