'The Venezuelan fights with a fury. Remember Tyson's famous quote about wanting to drive his opponent's nose into his brain? That's the kind of fighter Valero is. 

'I just give the people what they want to see,' Valero said. 'They want to see guys get in there and fight like men.' 

Most men, though, don't fight like Valero, whose record is astonishing. He is 22-0 with 22 knockouts, including 19 in the first round. 

But Valero hasn't fought in the U.S. since 2003 and may never do so again because he's under medical suspension in New York. By federal law, whenever a fighter is under suspension in one state, other states must honor it. 

Valero's suspension stems from injuries suffered in a Feb. 5, 2001, motorcycle accident in which he wasn't wearing a helmet and suffered a fractured skull.

About a year later, he was cleared by doctors in Venezuela to fight and turned pro on July 9, 2002. He defeated Eduardo Hernandez by first-round knockout – the first of 18 in a row to start his career. 

'I don't even like to talk about it because it doesn't matter,' Valero said. 'I'm healthy. I can fight. So that doesn't make any sense to talk about that. Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
Questions
Quizzes
Articles
My Journal
Forums
Answer Questions | Question Comments | My Questions | Favorites | +Add Question
LATEST
POPULAR PRIORITY RANDOM

All | Games | Funny | Entertainment | Quizzes | Weird | Tech | People | Arts/Lit | News | Science | Sports | Places | Misc

1,885 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 14 years ago by TxFireman

Should the American Boxing Industry repeal its ban on Edwin Valero?
`The Venezuelan fights with a fury. Remember Tyson`s famous quote about wanting to drive his opponent`s nose into his brain? That`s the kind of fighter Valero is.

`I just give the people what they want to see,` Valero said. `They want to see guys get in there and fight like men.`

Most men, though, don`t fight like Valero, whose record is astonishing. He is 22-0 with 22 knockouts, including 19 in the first round.

But Valero hasn`t fought in the U.S. since 2003 and may never do so again because he`s under medical suspension in New York. By federal law, whenever a fighter is under suspension in one state, other states must honor it.

Valero`s suspension stems from injuries suffered in a Feb. 5, 2001, motorcycle accident in which he wasn`t wearing a helmet and suffered a fractured skull.

About a year later, he was cleared by doctors in Venezuela to fight and turned pro on July 9, 2002. He defeated Eduardo Hernandez by first-round knockout – the first of 18 in a row to start his career.

`I don`t even like to talk about it because it doesn`t matter,` Valero said. `I`m healthy. I can fight. So that doesn`t make any sense to talk about that.``

http://sports.yahoo.com/box/news?sl...


Put This Question on Your Page (MySpace, Livejournal, Blog, etc)
[Preview] EMBED CODE:


Bottom Last Post

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 12/20/07 - 12:20:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
If he wants to fight after having a fractured school, let him - I'm sure the doctors have told him how stupid that would be, obviously he doesn't care!
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 12/20/07 - 12:23:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
*skull* that should be
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 12/20/07 - 5:19:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
dont know dont care thats whud i say
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 12/20/07 - 9:31:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 12/20/2007 12:20:06 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
If he wants to fight after having a fractured school, let him - I'm sure the doctors have told him how stupid that would be, obviously he doesn't care!

I have to agree.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 12/21/07 - 11:41:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 12/20/2007 12:20:06 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
If he wants to fight after having a fractured school, let him - I'm sure the doctors have told him how stupid that would be, obviously he doesn't care!

You seen him fight? No American boxer will be able to hurt him... they'd have to be able to hit him, first.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 12/22/07 - 10:25:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's a suspension, not a ban.

And the rules are there for a reason. I sortof agree that if people want to do stupid stuff to themselves, then they should be allowed to. But I don't think exceptions should be made for just one guy.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 12/22/07 - 10:37:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 12/22/2007 10:25:41 AM AndresH wrote:
It's a suspension, not a ban.

What are you babbling about?

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 12/22/07 - 11:00:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
"But Valero hasn't fought in the U.S. since 2003 and may never do so again because he's under medical suspension in New York. By federal law, whenever a fighter is under suspension in one state, other states must honor it."

It's not like he's banned. Or at least, not as I understand the word. That would happen if he like, beat up a judge, or was caught using banned drugs or something.

But sure, in effect, being perpetually suspended is the same as a ban.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 12/22/07 - 11:19:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's the same thing. But if you want to nitpick:

In August '05, Evander Holyfield got his License Suspended for medical reasons. The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times, and The Daily Telegraph all call it a "ban."




You need to be logged in to post a reply

New to YT? Create a Free Account ~ Have an Account? Log In

Top



10 Most Popular Questions Today
1 Do you still wear a face mask in public?

2 Will you play a game of spades with me, please?

3 Do you think that Robin Williams is still funny?

4 Do you think Earth be habitable for humans in the year 2200?

5 Should Australia make its outback a nuclear waste dumping ground for the world?

6 Can you imagine living your life without being able to read or write?

7 Do you believe that Howard Dean offered to make Wesley Clark his running mate?

8 Are you afraid of the dark?

9 As you grew older, have you become more liberal or conservative?

10 Sport hunting: Is it moral or immoral?

More Questions
 
Edit