Oscar Valdez sets up first title defence against Robson Conceicao

The WBC super featherweight fighter will be back in action in September.

Oscar Valdez will defend his WBC super featherweight title on September 10 against Robson Conceicao.

Valdez claimed the belt when he delivered a brutal knockout against Miguel Berchelt, and will fight in his current hometown Tucson, Arizona.

Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said: "Valdez is coming off a career-best performance and wants to put on a spectacular showing in front of the great Tucson fans.

"Conceicao has been waiting for this shot ever since he turned pro, and having promoted him for his entire career, I know he'll be at his very best.

"We have a great co-feature, as the young Gabriel Flores wants to prove he is a contender to watch, and he can do that by beating a tough Mexican in Luis Alberto Lopez.".

Meanwhile, 30-year-old champion Valdez said: "I am very excited to fight in my second home, Tucson, Arizona, where I will have my first defence of the WBC super featherweight world title.

"It motivates me to know that I will defend the title in front of my friends and my family, and I will be willing to put it on the line as in all my fights. I'm coming to give a great show to my people, and I can't wait to see you on September 10."

Conceicao added: "I've been waiting my whole life for this opportunity, and that's why I'm training with great determination. I will represent my family and Brazil. I already won a gold medal for my country and now I will bring home a world title. With great determination, I will deliver a great performance. It will be a true spectacle!"

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