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Oscar Valdez wins boxing world title by knockout
Oscar Valdez wins boxing world title by knockout

— On a night when the toll of a lengthy boxing career was going to be tested in another multimillion-dollar world-title fight, the promise of a limitless future in the sport was also displayed. Oscar Valdez, a 23-year-old two-time Olympian from Nogales, Mexico, who trains in Santa Fe Springs, won his first belt, the North American Boxing Federation super-featherweight title, with a fourth-round knockout of Florida's Adrian Perez, 33, on Saturday. "Everything we practiced in the gym we showed in the ring today," Valdez (10-0, 10 knockouts) said inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena ring where 35-year-old Manny Pacquiao was to fight unbeaten Timothy Bradley in the...

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