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BOXNEWS Boxer Edwin Valero

Edwin Valero

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Record 27 (27 ko's) + 0 + 0 = 27
Nick El Inca / Dinamita
Weight division Super Lightweight (140 lbs)
Positions in ratings World Title - WBC Lightweight (February 2010)
3 - WBA Lightweight (November 2008)
14 - IBF Super Featherweight (May 2006)
1 - WBO Super Lightweight (March 2010)
Nationality Venezuela   Venezuela
Born Venezuela   Venezuela, Merida
Profdebut9 Jul 2002
Birthday3 Dec 1981
_DIED_DATE19 Apr 2010
Height (cm) 168
Hand (cm) 175
Stance Southpaw
Boxrec ID 122183


Edwin "Dynamite" Valero started boxing at around age 12, compiling a reported amateur record of 86-6 with 45 kayos. (after his second pro fight Valero confirmed his record: "Soy estilista y tambien pego duro. En amateur gane 86 peleas y propino 45 nocauts".) He was Venezuelan amateur champion three years running, as well as Central and South American champion (beating Francisco Bojado, July 13, 2000).

Prior to turning pro, on February 5, 2001, Valero was in a severe motorcycle accident, in which he fractured his skull, forcing surgery to remove a blood clot.

Valero claims that his Venezuelan doctor cleared him to fight on January 17, 2002 and he turned pro that July with a first-round kayo. After posting a record of 11-0 (11 first round knockouts), Valero ran into licensing trouble. In January 2004 he failed an MRI in New York and thus was denied a license, effectively banning him from fighting in the United States.

On March 19, 2008, however, Texas granted him a license.

In 2006, Valero scored his 17th consecutive first-round win, eclipsing the undocumented 100-year-old record established by Young Otto in 1906, who reportedly won 16 straight boxing matches by first round knockout. "In my matches, I focus on winning, but I'm not going for knockouts," said Valero. In March 2006, Valero's streak was snapped in his 19th bout when he stopped his foe in the second. Since that time, Tyrone Brunson broke Valero's record by scoring 19 straight first-round wins.

On September 4, 2008, Valero gave up his WBA super featherweight title and moved to lightweight.

In March 2010, Valero's wife, Jennifer Carolina Viera de Valero, 24, was hospitalized with cracked ribs and a punctured lung. Valero's attorney stated his wife had fallen down a flight of stairs while inspecting a water tank on a roof.

On Mach 28, 2010, Valero entered substance abuse clinic in Venezuela for alcohol and drug dependency and anger management issues.

April 18, 2010, Valero was arrested after police found the body of his 24-year-old wife Jennifer Viera in their room at the Intercontinental Hotel in Valencia, Venezuela. Valero left the hotel room around dawn on Sunday and told security that he had killed Jennifer, whose body was later discovered with three stab wounds. This came just weeks after Valero was accused of hitting the woman and agreeing to attend anger-management rehabilitation. Valero subsequently committed suicide the next day in his jail cell, by hanging himself with the sweatpants he was wearing.

Records list

# Date Opponent Record Location Result
806.02.2010 Mexico Antonio DeMarco[23-1-1, 17]Mexico  Mexico, MontereyW RTD 10 (12)more...
719.12.2009 Mexico Hector Velazquez[51-13-2, 35]Venezuela  Venezuela, La GuairaW RTD 6 (12)more...
604.04.2009 Colombia Antonio Pitalua[46-3-0, 40]USA  USA, AustinW TKO 2 (12)more...
512.06.2008 Japan Takehiro Shimada[22-3-1, 15]Japan  Japan, TokyoW TKO 7 (12)more...
415.12.2007 Mexico Zaid Zavaleta[16-2-2, 11]Mexico  Mexico, CancunW TKO 3 (12)more...
303.05.2007 Japan Nobuhito Honmo[29-4-2, 5]Japan  Japan, TokyoW TKO 8 (12)more...
203.01.2007 Mexico Michael Lozada[22-3-1, 15]Japan  Japan, TokyoW TKO 1 (12)more...
105.08.2006 Panama Vicente Mosquera[24-1-1, 12]Panama  Panama, PanamaW TKO 10 (12)more...

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Luis Valero update 22 Jan 2011 15:50

Luis Valero update

Word is Top Rank and Zanfer have an interest signing Venezuelan prospect Luis Valero, the younger brother of the late former world champion Edwin Valero. Luis has had a lot of attention and interest in his career after making his professional debut in 2010 and now has won three fights all by first round KO read more ...
Edwin Valero's Final Hours Disclosed By Carabobo Police 21 Apr 2010 13:42

Edwin Valero's Final Hours Disclosed By Carabobo Police

Venezuela - Information pertaining to the final hours of Edwin Valero have been disclosed by the Carabobo Police. Valero was arrested early Sunday morning for the murder of his wife, Jennifer Carolina. Valero took his own life on Monday morning in a jail cell in Carabobo. The head of the CICPC (Office of Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations), Wilmer Flores, issued a statement that Valero hung himself using his pants read more ...
Edwin Valero Commits Suicide in His Jail Cell 19 Apr 2010 20:10

Edwin Valero Commits Suicide in His Jail Cell

Venezuela - It has been confirmed in Valencia that Edwin "El Inca" Valero took his life in the early morning hours in the cells of the Carabobo Police. Valero had been arrested after his wife Jennifer Carolina was found dead at the Hotel Intercontinental in Valencia early Sunday morning read more ...
Valero arrested on murder charge 18 Apr 2010 20:36

Valero arrested on murder charge

WBC lightweight champion in recess Edwin Valero was arrested this morning by Carabobo State Police on suspicion of murdering his wife Yennifer Carolina. According to the CICPC (Office of Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations) Mrs. Valero died of multiple stab wounds and that Valero is the alleged perpetrator of the act. The incident occurred at a hotel in the city of Valencia. Valero, after being apprehended, was taken to the General Command of the Police of Carabobo read more ...
Valero sent to rehab 30 Mar 2010 02:50

Valero sent to rehab

Two-division world champion Edwin Valero has been sent to a psychiatric hospital for six months in Venezuela. According to El Universal, his wife, Jennifer Viera de Valero, was admitted to a hospital in the city of Merida with bruises and a broken rib that penetrated her lung, the same hospital she was treated at twice before for similar lesions read more ...
Valero now champion 12 Feb 2010 03:54

Valero now champion "in recess". Soto vs Diaz for Valero's WBC belt

The WBC lightweight championship is now vacant. Reigning world champion Edwin Valero (27-0, 27 KOs) has been designated as a champion in recess, due to a severe cut on his forehead which will keep him out of the ring for some time, as well as Valeros desire to test the waters in the super lightweight division read more ...
DeMarco: No excuses 9 Feb 2010 12:31

DeMarco: No excuses

Former interim WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (23-2-1, 17KO) offered no excuses once he touched down in his hometown of Tijuana, MX, Sunday afternoon, after his loss against the now full-fledged WBC king Edwin Valero (27-0, 27KO) last Saturday night in Monterrey, MX. I dont have an exact read more ...
Valero batters, stops DeMarco 7 Feb 2010 10:27

Valero batters, stops DeMarco

WBC lightweight champion Edwin Valero (27-0, 27 KOs) put on a brilliant display of boxing as he dominated interim champion Antonio DeMarco (23-2-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. Valero was cut under the right eye in round one and suffered a nasty gash on the forehead in round two from an elbow read more ...
Valero, DeMarco make weight 6 Feb 2010 00:25

Valero, DeMarco make weight

WBC lightweight champion Edwin Valero and interim champion Antonio DeMarco both weighed in at 135 pounds for their much anticipated world title showdown on Saturday night in Monterrey, Mexico. The bout will be televised on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (9PM ET/PT) Complete Weights: Edwin Valero 135 vs. Antonio DeMarco 135 read more ...
Valero-DeMarco presser 5 Feb 2010 09:30

Valero-DeMarco presser

The always-exciting Edwin Valero will defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight title against undefeated, once-beaten WBC 135-pound interim titleholder Antonio DeMarco in the main event this Saturday, Feb. 6, on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast). The undefeated read more ...
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