Last April 4 2009, Edwin Valero defeated Antonio Pitalua thus becoming the WBC lightweight champion. It was an impressive win for Valero. He knocked down Pitalua in the First round 2 times and the referee stopped the fight in the second round.
This is the first time that Valero fight in the USA. Valero’s professional record is 25 wins , 25 knock outs, 19 of which is 1st round knock out.
In an interview after the game he said that he believes that in his weight class the best fighter is Juan Marquez and he would like to fight him. When asked if he would like to go up to another weight class to fight Hatton or Pacman, he answered yes and he believes he is faster and a hard puncher than the two.