Edwin Valero vs. Antonio DeMarco Photos: February 6th, 2010
When the Edwin Valero vs. Antonio DeMarco lightweight contest took place, nobody knew it would be the last time that Edwin Valero got in the ring. In fact, for many boxing fans in the United States, this was their first real glimpse at the knockout machine Valero. But that would be all there was to be. Check out these Edwin Valero photos from his contest against DeMarco, which he won following 9 rounds of action via a corner stoppage.
Nobody will ever know how the career of Valero would have played out if not for his untimely and tragic demise. After the defense of his WBC title against DeMarco he was to be in line for a big fight against a big opponent, where he could further test his unbelievable streak of 27 KOs in 27 fights.
For DeMarco on this night, it was just too much too soon, and he was overwhelmed despite putting on a nice outing for the fans. Also on this double header card was a bout between Luis Carlos Abregu and Richard Gutierrez, which turned into an exciting war, so you can view images from that fight as well above.
Check out the Valero vs. DeMarco photos and images above to take a look at the last view we all got of Valero inside the squared circle.