Oscar Rafael Valdez Fierro is a Mexican professional boxer who fights in the featherweight division and is a former WBO featherweight champion. Known for his power and grit in the ring, Valdez is a highly-rated fighter. He has moved up in weight to take on Miguel Berchelt for the WBC world super-featherweight title.
Boxing was in Valdez’s blood since his father was a boxer. He picked up the sport at a young age and never looked back. He enjoyed a successful amateur career, representing his country at two Olympic Games. First in Beijing in 2008 and 2012.
As a professional, Valdez has enjoyed a successful career. The pinnacle of this success came in 2016 when he won the WBO featherweight title. After six successful title defenses, the Mexican vacated the belt in 2019.
2021 could prove to be the year Valdez takes his career to the next level. He will take on Miguel Berchelt for the WBC super-featherweight title to become a two-time champion.
As of February 2021, the Mexican has a perfect professional record of 28-0. 22 of these victories have come by knockout. This gives Valdez a 78% knockout rate, which is a testament to his power-punching ability.
Other than his title win, Valdez has had exciting fights against Jason Sanchez, Carmine Tommasone, among others. However, his biggest test yet awaits him on February 20.
The former world champion is no stranger to doing his bit for society. In 2019, he paid a surprise visit to the Opportunity Village, a non-profit charity, working to help those with mental and intellectual disabilities.
According to Idol Net Worth, the Mexican is worth a reported $2.1 million as of 2021. His primary source of income is his boxing career. However, there are no details of his earnings per fight.
His Net worth could go up if the former champion can beat Berchelt and then go after the other champions in the division.
Valdez has an endorsement deal with famous energy drink company Gatorade as seen in his social media post. He also had another endorsement deal with Wild Cat Energy drink before signing with Gatorade.
|Address/Residence||West Covina, California, USA|
|Net Worth||$2.1 million|
|Achievements||Former WBO featherweight champion, WBO NABO featherweight champion.|