Mexican Olympian Valdez Signs with Top Rank

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Mexican Olympian Valdez Signs with Top Rank
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Two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez, the most sought-after member of the 2012 Mexican national team, has signed a promotional contract with promoter Top Rank, the company announced. The 21-year-old Valdez, who also fought in the 2008 Olympics, boxed as a bantamweight in the London Games and won his first two bouts to advance to the quarterfinals before being eliminated by eventual silver medalist John Joe Nevin of Ireland. That loss came despite forcing the referee to give Nevin an eight-count after he landed a body shot in the final round.

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