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Former Monroe standout Pedro Valencia is 8-0 as pro boxer

Former Monroe cross-country and track standout Pedro Valencia is 8-0 as a pro boxer.
(Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

There’s no running away from Pacoima’s Pedro Valencia in the boxing ring. And if you did, he’d be able to catch you because he was a cross-country and track star at Monroe High.

Valencia is 8-0 in his pro boxing career after recording a knockout on Saturday in his American boxing card debut at the Commerce Casino.

Valencia, 18, has won seven times by knockouts. His previous seven fights were in Mexico.

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