Oscar Valdez vs Scott Quigg

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Oscar Valdez vs Scott Quigg
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Date: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Location: 
StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
126
Titles at Stake: 
WBO Featherweight World Title
Referee: 
Lou Moret

Official Judging
Larry Hazzard Jr 118 - 110
Max DeLuca 117 - 111
Terry O'Connor 117 - 111

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Undefeated WBO featherweight world champion, Mexican, Oscar Valdez, puts his title on the line, facing British challenger, former super bantamweight world champion, Scott Quigg. The fight takes place in California.

One day prior to the fight, while Valdez makes the weight, as expected from any professional, the same cannot be said for Quigg, who not only fails to weigh as low as 126, but exeeds 128. Many questions are asked of Quigg, who has a reputation for being particularly disciplined, good at putting hours of training in, daily, and a devastated, embarrassed Quigg, is very apologetic, and has no complaints about losing out on the chance to win a world title, and being fined, however, he does object to a second day weigh in.

The fight begins at a frantic pace, as Quigg puts the pressuee on Valdez straight away, and before he can be bullied, Valdez uses his feet to help him find the right distance, and let's combination after combination go, landing blistering bunches of punches on a seemingly quite easy target of Quigg, and in high numbers.

After 2 rounds, it is entertaining, but one sided, as Valdez looks to be on a successful mission to beat Quigg to a pulp. In round 3, the fight changes, as Valdez sustains his work from the first 2 rounds, landing, clean, accurate counter punches as well as initiating the exchanges, but Quigg, able to close the distance more often, happy to take a high quantity of very hard punches, and is able to land some big shots of his own, the heavier, more damaging punches of the round. Valdez is not deterred or stopped from working well after being hit with some good shots, as he resumes his dominance in round 4, even in close quarters, getting the better of Quigg, using his own offence to negate that of Quigg, who is still making it competitive.

Round 5 is a dogfight, and although it looks close for a while, Quigg swings it in his favour late in the round, shaking Valdez to his boots, and looking close to stopping the champion, having landed a devastating right hand. It is no picnic for Valdez, as blood pours from his mouth. Around the mid point of the fight, Valdez and Quigg go to war, both show all the heart any fighter can, both land very hard punches, but Valdez's footwork is useful, and so is his output, and accuracy, which seems to be separating him from Quigg, as the middle rounds go by, and Valdez seems to extending his lead.

Neither fighter seems to want to drop the pace as the late rounds approach, Quigg, needing to put a dent in Valdez, Valdez, happy to punish Quigg for trying to change the fight, they continue to go to war, Valdez, still looking like blood is coming out of his mouth with every breath, Quigg, looking unrecognisable with facial damage. Quigg is able to big moments of success in parts of the mid-late rounds, as the physically stronger fighter, overpowers Valdez at times, when he lands, he can produce power, and do some damage, but at no point does Valdez stop throwing his own shots, and his boxing skill combined with the desire and grit he has just as Quigg has, disallowes Quigg from swinging the fight in his favour as he tries to do so.

Both sustain their effort in the championship rounds, but already likely to be ahead, Valdez is the one who is able have the better of most exchanges, take a second's rest without being made to pay, and it is the champion who does more work, manages to drag more punches out of himself, and gets the better of most exchanges as the two stay in the trenches and battle it out in the closing sessions of the fight.

Quigg, with an unsightly broken nose and cut eye, seems to know he hasn't won the fight, but has played his part in a classic.
Valdez, with fewer teeth than he had before the fight, seems very happy, having given the fans a great fight, earned his rest, and confident he has won the fight.

Oscar Valdez is declared the winner, all three judes score him a wide winner, and he successfully defends his world title.




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Oscar Valdez
                                                                    
10
10
9.68
9.68
9
9.81
9.68
9.18
9.68
10
10
9.93
Scott Quigg
                                                                    
9
9
9.31
9.31
10
9.18
9.31
9.81
9.31
9
9.06
9.06


Fan Cards: Oscar Valdez vs Scott Quigg


scorecard by ADAMJO260
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OSCAR VALDEZ
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
117
SCOTT QUIGG
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
111


scorecard by THEUNDEFEATED
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OSCAR VALDEZ
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
118
SCOTT QUIGG
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
111


scorecard by RUTHLESS-RKO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OSCAR VALDEZ
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
116
SCOTT QUIGG
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
112


scorecard by RUET
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OSCAR VALDEZ
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
116
SCOTT QUIGG
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
112


scorecard by MJARSULIC
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OSCAR VALDEZ
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
117
SCOTT QUIGG
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
111


scorecard by ARJ GUY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OSCAR VALDEZ
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
118
SCOTT QUIGG
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
110


scorecard by TOBIAS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OSCAR VALDEZ
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
117
SCOTT QUIGG
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
111


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OSCAR VALDEZ
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
117
SCOTT QUIGG
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
111


scorecard by HTTP
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OSCAR VALDEZ
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
116
SCOTT QUIGG
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
112


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OSCAR VALDEZ
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
116
SCOTT QUIGG
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
112


scorecard by ZAC.RJ
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OSCAR VALDEZ
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
117
SCOTT QUIGG
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
111


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OSCAR VALDEZ
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
117
SCOTT QUIGG
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
111


scorecard by TJK146114
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OSCAR VALDEZ
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
116
SCOTT QUIGG
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
112


scorecard by BOXING PURIST
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OSCAR VALDEZ
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
116
SCOTT QUIGG
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
112


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OSCAR VALDEZ
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
117
SCOTT QUIGG
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
111


scorecard by MONAGFAM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OSCAR VALDEZ
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
116
SCOTT QUIGG
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
112


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

I like this match up.
The featherweight division is very competitive, I don't think there are any top 10, top 15 fighters, but there are no weak champions, no easy ways, or less than really challenging ways to win a belt if you are a world level featherweight contender. Lee Selby, Leo Santa Cruz, Oscar Valdez, Gary Russell, they're all really good champions, it is hard to say one is the weak link, it is also hard to say which is the strongest champion, many believe Russell and Santa Cruz are the toughest, Cruz, with the win over Carl Frampton, Russell, with the reputation for having the highest level of hand speed in boxing.

Valdez is certainly a worthy world champion, he is a very good fighter, he has the talent, the power, at this level, and there is no reason to think he cuts corners in the gym. Against Rueda, in the summer of 2015, on the undercard of Terence Crawford vs Viktor Postol, Valdez made a huge statement, stopping his opponent in 2 rounds, and winning the WBO world title. Valdez has defended his title three times, stopping challenger Hiroshige Osama in 7 rounds on what was a brilliant boxing bill for Mexico, and Japan, Takashi Miura took on Miguel Roman, and Francisco Vargas battled Miguel Berchelt. Valdez struggled in his last two fights, against Miguel Marriaga, and Genesis Servania, in both fights, he was hurt, lost rounds, and overall, wasn't so dominant. Questions were and will be asked of Valdez, but winning with more difficultly in the process is what happens in boxing, when a fighter steps up his opposition, Marriaga, otherwise defeated only by Walters, Lomachenko, and Servania, also undefeated. I thought Valdez was very good against Marriaga and Servania, I thought he won by 3-4 points in both, and although he was tested, pushed, even dropped, he dug deep, and got the win, I don't think Valdez has a granite chin, but he can really fight, I think because he can be hurt, and Marriaga and Servania are tough, dangerous opponents, those fights were close when Valdez fought them in the trenches, but when Valdez was able to use his feet, keep himself out of range often, his superior speed, skill was enough to nullify his opponents, in both fights, the judges had him winning by wide margins.

Scott Quigg is one of the biggest threats to the champions in the division in my opinion, he was involved in one of the biggest British boxing fights, one of the most competitive rivalries in world boxing, in 2016, when he fought Carl Frampton. Both undefeated, Quigg and Frampton fought in what was a 50/50 fight, with Frampton a slight favourite. Frampton built a long lead after 6-8 rounds, in what was a lacklustre first half-two thirds, outworking a very passive, disappointingly inactive Quigg, who was later revealed to have suffered a broken jaw quite early in the fight. Quigg rallied late, roughing up a tired Frampton, he gave him a beating, he looked very close to the stoppage in round 11, only for Frampton to fire back with a great final round, to win the fight via split decision, by 4 points on 2 cards, and being behind on the other by 2, controversially. Since losing to Frampton, Quigg has won three fights in a row, as well as joining forces with top world class trainer, Freddie Roach. In all three of Quigg's bounceback fights, he has shown some defensive flaws, based on his last fight, I think his defence, relatively speaking, is terrible, but in all 3 fights, offensively, he has impressed, he can punch, but his work rate, relentless pressure, as well as his variety, precision, ability to walk down his opponents, are I think Quigg's best attributes.

I think this will be a draw, I think Valdez will lead after 6 rounds, his speed in hand and foot, defence, impressing the judges and people watching the fight, all Valdez's punches bouncing off Quigg, but Quigg, coming second best. I think the early rounds will be a combination of Quigg pushing the pace, forcing Valdez to work harder than he tries to, and Valdez frustrating Quigg. I think as Valdez's feet slow down, maybe not much, but slightly, significantly, Quigg will come on strong, and Valdez will have to fight him, I don't think it will be all Quigg, I think Valdez's chin will hold up, he'll still have his own successes, and at times, not so often, but at times, he will punch off the ropes, but Quigg will quite clearly have the better of the last half of the fight, and he'll have a couple of dominant rounds, I think a dogfight, that's Quigg's fight, he is extremely durable. I don't think Quigg will be hurt by anything he is hit with, but he will take a lot of shots in this fight, that saps it out of a fighter, and I think Valdez will find him very easy to hit, Quigg's mentality, I think is not hit and don't get hit, but get hit and hit more and with more power, I think he aims to take away his opponents' belief that they can hurt him, it discourages, demotivates them. However good Quigg is at slugging it out, in boxing, a really good technical fighter can outbox, frustrate, nullify a brawler, this fight is extremely interesting, because Valdez is a questionable fighter at the level which all the world champions are aiming to prove themselves at, he's struggled against a couple of opponents, and Quigg has that 12 round engine, he's spiteful, methodical with his offence, taking these points into consideration, this fight has the makings to be more than a case of boxer vs brawler, I think it will be a far more interesting fight than that. This should be considered a 50/50 fight, Valdez is probably the favourite, he's the champion, he's unbeaten, but he shouldn't be a heavy favourite, Quigg should not be written off, certainly not. I wouldn't be surprised if this became a candidate for being the fight of 2018.

Champion97's picture

Tale of the tape.

Valdez
Height: 166
Age: 27
Career heaviest weight: 129
Career lightest weight: 125
Fights: 23
Wins: 23
World title contests: 4
Year of debut: 2012
Amateur record: Unknown
Amateur CV: Competed in the 2008 Olympics, in Beijing, Valdez won the first two legs of the competition, but didn't make the semi-finals. Valdez competed in the AIBA world championships in Milan, in 2009, he made it to the semi finals, and fought Ukrainian amateur boxing star, Vasyl Lomachenko, he didn't win, but he left with a Bronze medal.
Unbeaten opponents: 2
Opponents with losing records: 2
KO percentage: 83

Quigg
Height: 173
Age: 29
Career heaviest weight: 135
Career lightest weight: 120
Fights: 37
Wins: 34
World title contests: 7
Year of debut: 2007
Amateur record: 10-2
Amateur CV: Junior ABA winner.
Unbeaten opponents: 0
Opponents with losing records: 14
KO percentage: 68

Best opponents between them (opinionated).
1. Carl Frampton (Quigg lost, SD)
2. Genesis Servania (Valdez won, UD)
3. Miguel Marriaga (Valdez won, UD)
4. Yoandris Salines (Quigg drew with Salines, MD)
5. Viorel Simion (Quigg won, UD)
6. Evgeny Gradovich (Valdez won, TKO 4)
7. Kiko Martinez (Quigg won, TKO 2)
8. Matias Carlos Adrian Rueda (Valdez won, KO 2)
9. Chris Avalos (Valdez won, TKO 5)
10. Rendall Munroe (Quigg drew with Munroe, TD. Quigg won, TKO 6)

Champion58's picture

Prediction.
Very close, Quigg wins, late stoppage, or UD.

Champion97's picture

I knew that would be a brutal fight, but I didn't expect them to go to war like that!
That was an awesome fight!
Oscar Valdez boxed out of his skin, fought out of his skin, that was by far the best Valdez I've ever seen, the skill, variety, mobility was there for him, the game plan was good, and the fitness, the volume from Valdez, he definitely proved he is disciplined for 12 long rounds. I think after this, people might think twice about saying Valdez is the weak link at 126, I don't think he comes 4th best out of the champions. I don't think Quigg expected Valdez to be able to inflict that level of damage on him, he didn't lose his legs, but the power on the shots, rocking Quigg's head, and in such a high volume, along with Quigg's poor defence, and the fact that he can't box on the back foot, so he was walking into everything, let's just say those shots took a toll.

Quigg, occasionally, for brief periods in the fight, looked the boss, for 10 long seconds, on two occasions during the fight, I thought Valdez was in terrible trouble, he seemed to be rocked, and Quigg followed it up, after round 5, it looked like Quigg was going to take over, but when Quigg capitalised upon landing a big shot, Valdez fought fire with fire, landed in a higher volume, with more variety, and he made footwork matter, made Quigg walk into punishment, and Quigg's dominant momemts (and to be fair, when he looked the boss, he really looked the boss), were too short and too rare. In the end, I think Valdez clearly won this fight, and it certainly was not close, but it was extremely competitive, and you don't see many fights which are deemed 9-3/10-2 by the officials, having been as back and fourth action packed as that.

Both guys took a lot of damage, especially Quigg, Valdez took some really hard shots, damaging punches, but he took the shots well. There was a concerning amount of blood coming from Valdez's mouth, we now know he lost a tooth or two, which explains the excessive bleeding, but Quigg, with the punishment he took in this fight, the state of his face paints a picture of it, it really isn't good.

Although I love a good war in boxing as much as the next man, I do not want to see Quigg in the ring again, he has had a great career, he has been a world champion, but I think now, it is time to hang up the gloves.