Edwin Valero Stops Zaid Zavaleta in Three

15.12.07 - By Sean Ocampo: Edwin Valero (23-0-0 23 KOs) successfully retained his World Boxing Association Super Featherweight Title by stopping Zaid Zavaleta (16-3-2 11 KOs) in the third round of their twelve round championship affair in Cancun, Mexico. Valero showed dominance all throughout the fight by attacking Zavaleta's head and body with vicious assaults. The win marks Valero's third successful defense of his WBA Super Featherweight Title since winning it against Vicente Mosquera last year..

edwin valeroDuring the first round, Valero clearly dominated Zavaleta with his vicious left hand shots and non-stop attack. He relentlessly pushes his opponent back with his straight left hand. Valero was able to drop Zavaleta with a left hand shot before the end of the first round.

During the second round, Zavaleta was still dazed with Valero's assault. Despite of the beating he took from the Venezuelan bomber, he was still able to survive the second round. The third round was the beginning of the end for Zavaleta, as he was getting hammered more and more by Valero. After several unanswered shots from Valero, referee Luis Pabon called a halt to the fight at 1:18 of the third round.

Valero's knockout streak continues, but he is still waiting for a license to fight in the United States. During his post fight interview, he said that he wishes to fight Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao in the near future to claim Super Featherweight supremacy.

Article posted on 16.12.2007

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