Edwin Valero and the Prince Naseem Hamed

By Thomas Greengrass: Today I am going to focus on two of the most exciting champions of this century who had some interesting parallels in their respective careers and who will both be ultimately remembered as unfulfilled potential. Edwin Valero 27-0 with 27 knockouts and Prince Naseem Hamed 37-1 with 31 knockouts. These two unorthodox southpaws had it all in the ring.

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DeMarco: My fight with Valero was a tougher one than Broner

Image: DeMarco: My fight with Valero was a tougher one than Broner(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Dan Ambrose: WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (28-2-1, 21 KO’s) is respectful of the threat that unbeaten Adrien Broner (24-0, 20 KO’s) brings to his fight with him for Saturday night, but DeMarco doesn’t see it as tougher fight than his bout against former knockout artist Edwin Valero back in 2010.

It was the last fight of Valero’s career and he came into the fight with a perfect 26-0, 26 KO record. Not surprisingly, Valero stopped DeMarco in a one-sided fight in the 9th round, even though Valero looked haggard, like he hadn’t slept in days. He was simply too strong for DeMarco.

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Edwin Valero – Fragility of the Unbreakable

Image: Edwin Valero – Fragility of the UnbreakableBy Craig-Joe Daly: Edwin Valero was an awesome power to behold. He caught the boxing world’s attention after ringing up 18 straight first round knockouts in his first 18 bouts. His tumultuous and self destructive behaviour outside the ring wasn’t quite as well known to the boxing community, as it was to those in his native Venezuela. These acts of aggression were, its been said covered up by law enforcement authorities due to the lightweight champion’s close relationship with the country’s President Hugo Chavez, who’s face Valero had tattooed on his chest along with the Venezuelan flag.

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