Puerto Rican prospect Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (15-0, 11KO’s) left early this Wednesday morning destined for Oklahoma for the most important bout of his young career.
“We are very happy because since the beginning of my career we have been looking for good tests for my development, and they are arriving. You can expect fireworks guaranteed and you will see me very active, putting on a lot of pressure until victory is within my grasp,” said “Orlandito” Del Valle, who is the cousin of former world champion Rafael Del Valle.
Del Valle began his professional career at the featherweight (126lbs) division where he was ranked #4 by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and #8 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO). Currently, Del Valle is campaigning at super bantamweight (122lbs).
The 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games gold medalist and WBC Youth super featherweight World Champion, José “Sniper” Pedraza (7-0, 6 KO’s) will be opening the broadcast at 11:00pm (ET) with a bout set for eight rounds against Gil García (5-1-1, 2KO’s) from Texas.
The boxing card, which is promoted by Dibella Entertainment, will be held at the Buffalo Run Casino, and will feature the main event fight between current IBO super middleweight champion Thomas Oosthuizen (18-0, 13 KO’s) and Marcus Johnson (23-1, 12 KO’s).
Pedraza and Del Valle are members of “Team Puerto Rico”, a collaboration of fighters between Gary Shaw Productions, Dibella Entertainment, Universal Promotions and Warriors Boxing made with the goal of gathering the best of Puerto Rico’s boxing talents.