|Real name||Óscar Rafael Valdez Fierro|
|Rated at||Featherweight SuperFeatherweight|
|Height||5 ft 5 1⁄2 in (1.66 m)|
December 22, 1990 |
|Wins by KO||12|
Óscar Rafael Valdez Fierro (born December 22, 1990 in Nogales, Sonora) is a Mexican professional boxer who qualified for the 2008 Olympics at the age of 17 and became the first Mexican Youth World Champion. Four years later he qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Valdez came out of nowhere to upset 2007 PanAm champion Carlos Cuadras at the semifinal of the 2007 National Championships and winning the bantamweight championship in his next bout.
At the Olympic qualifier he edged out Brazilian James Pereira in the all-important semifinal and got one of two berths even though he dropped the final to Yankiel León, getting a silver medal and a pass to the Beijing Olympics with only 3 international bouts in his record. In Beijing however he ran right into eventual winner Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan and lost his first bout 4-15.
Later, 2008 he went up to featherweight and won the first 2008 Youth World Amateur Boxing Championships. The tournament was held Guadalajara in his home country, and he showed up the experience he've gained beating his opponents from Barbados, Uzbekistan, Kazahkztan, Ukraine and Russia. In the semi-finals he knocked out the Ukraine opponent in the first round. In the finals he was clearly dominating the opposition among other Russian Maxim Dadashev whom he beat 12-0 in the final.
In Milan, at the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships (seniors), he won the bronze medal and became the first Mexican to achieve a medal at a World Champhionships in the history of the sport in Mexico.
After Featherweight was abolished he went down to bantam again. He won his Olympic qualifier. Valdez won his first fight in the 2012 Olympic Games, defeating India's Shiva Thapa by a margin of 14-9. In his second fight of the games he saw off Tajikistan's Anvar Yunusov by a margin of 13-7 then lost 13:19 to Ireland's John Joe Nevin.
He is 1.65 meters and fights from an orthodox stance.
|Win||5-0||Gil Garcia||June 15, 2013||TKO 2||2:32||American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas|
|Win||4-0||Rocco Espinoza||May 11, 2013||TKO 1||2:58||Uni-Trade Stadium, Laredo, Texas|
|Win||3-0||Jose Morales||March 16, 2013||TKO 4||0:58||Home Depot Center, Carson, California|
|Win||2-0||Corben Page||December 7, 2012||TKO 2||2:24||Texas Station, North Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||1-0||Angel Prado||November 3, 2012||TKO 2||1:35||Hermosillo, Sonora||Professional Debut.|