Former WBO featherweight champion Valdez (27-0, 21KOs) will face veteran Velez (29-6-1, 21KOs) in a super oscar Valdez vs Jason Velez. Puerto Rico showdown. If there was something to give Velez hope, who appears to be a fighter that can never get past a big fight or step-up opportunity, it’s that Adam Lopez was able to put Valdez vs Jason Velez on the canvas in the second round of their November fight in Las Valdez vs Jason Velez at the Cosmopolitan on the way to Valdez stopping Lopez in the seventh round.
Velez also went the distance with power-punching prospect Ryan Garcia in 2018 suffering a decision loss. The underdog Velez has a two and a half-inch height advantage. Two-inch reach advantage, but it’s not going to be enough. to stop the fast and aggressive Valdez. This could also lead one to believe Valdez wanted more time or could still be nursing a hand injury.
Velez who has six wins and six losses in his last 12 fights with a lot of knockouts on his record, however, came early in his career in Puerto Rico against lesser opposition. Velez has proven to be solid with regard to never being stopped.
Look for Valdez to be his usual aggressive self, looking to outwork and smother Velez on the inside, using his high boxing IQ combined with a relentless attack of combinations and forward movement. I’m picking Valdez to remain undefeated with a decision victory as moves toward a world title challenge in 2021.