WATCH: WBC Champion Oscar Valdez Feeds an Alligator Barehanded

Published 04/20/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
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)


WBC super featherweight champion Oscar Valdez is one of the most treacherous punchers of the time and doesn’t seem intimidated by any of his contemporaries. The 30-year-old Mexican boxer has earned enough accolades to call himself an elite. That said, Valdez is intrepid even outside the squared circle.

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He was recently spotted spending some time with wildlife, where he fed an alligator bare-handed. It’s clearly not everyone’s move. However, Valdez did it with precision and left a lot of fans astonished. He came live on Instagram to showcase the stunt and displayed a day on his farm.

Starting from chameleons, turtles, horses, and parrots, the WBC champion went on to show his alligator. Oscar Valdez followed the giant reptile and dragged it out of the water by flexing a piece of meat. As the alligator came out, he threw the meat and watched the animal relish its food.

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Still fresh from his sensational KO win over Miguel Berchelt, Valdez is already a big name in the combat world. Meanwhile, his uncanny stunts continue to grab attention off-canvas, slowly turning him into a household name.

Oscar Valdez- What’s next for the champ?

Hailing from Team Canelo, Valdez trains alongside Canelo Alvarez, Ryan Garcia, Andy Ruiz Jr., and many other specialists. Hence, he is a legitimate threat to the 130 lbs roster. However, the super featherweight unit has several more elites and Valdez might have to walk an extra mile in retaining his dominance.

CARSON, CA – APRIL 22: Oscar Valdez of Mexico celebrates a 12th round unanimous decision over Miguel Marriaga of Colombia during the WBO Featherweight World Championship at StubHub Center on April 22, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The WBA 130 lbs belt is currently held by Gervonta Davis, and Jamel Herring holds the WBO title while the IBF slot is vacant. So, Valdez will have to cross paths with ‘Tank’ or ‘Semper Fi’ to unify the titles. Meanwhile, he will have his mandatory challengers.

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Valdez will have to put his unbeaten record on the line alongside the world title every time he steps inside the ring. Boasting a record of 29-0 with 23 KOs included, the orthodox boxer is currently at the top-tier. And the level of his competition would seemingly keep increasing every day.

Do you think Oscar Valdez can remain the undefeated champion at 130 lbs division?

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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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