Originally Posted by Cangri
Obviously he had great power, but he seemed one dimensional, I don't remember him beating anyone with a notable name.
He went into Vicente Mosquera's hometown and knocked him out when Mosquera was ranked the #3 best junior lightweight in the world behind Pacquiao and Barrera by Ring Magazine.
He went into Antonio DeMarco's hometown and stopped him despite suffering a brutal cut in the 2nd round. He won practically every round and outboxed the Mexican.
Valero blitzed Antonio Pitalua in two rounds when Pitalua was a top 5 ranked lightweight at the time by Ring Magazine. Pitalua had recently knocked out Santa Cruz after Santa Cruz was robbed against the lineal lightweight champ of the world.
Bottom line is that Valero was the real deal. He faced some solid competition and rarely lost a round. He would've been a star if he hadn't been badshit insane. And I do believe that he would've eventually defeated Pacquiao had his career continued.