Popular Puerto Rican contender Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle will face upset-minded Juan Jose Beltran in an eight round contest Saturday, November 14 at the Auditorio Municipal de Comerio in Comerio, Puerto Rico.
Tickets from $12 are available at TCPR.com or by calling 787-792-5000. The card is presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions. The Del Valle-Beltran bout will air via tape delay Friday, November 20 on Unimas.
A pro for close to two decades, Beltran hails from the boxing-crazed nation of Mexico. The 56 fight veteran battled numerous world champions and top contenders including Leo Santa Cruz, Jorge Arce, Eric Morel, Hugo Cazares, Claudio Marrero, Rico Ramos, Jesus Rojas and Jonathan Oquendo among others. In his most recent bout, Beltran outpointed Arturo Delgado over eight rounds. He also owns a win over two-time title challenge Akihiko Nago and is out for revenge against Del Valle, who stopped him in four rounds back in 2013.
“Beltran has a lot of experience and has fought some of the best fighters in the world,” said Del Valle, who sports an excellent 19-2 record with 14 victories by knockout. “I give him credit for stepping up because a lot of guys didn’t want to take this fight. I need to dominate, but it’s always dangerous fighting a guy with nothing to lose. Mexico vs. Puerto Rico is boxing’s biggest rivalry, and I know he wants to knock me out in front of my people to avenge his prior defeat. I’m not about to let that happen because I know there are bigger opportunities on the horizon, so my goal is to score another knockout and target all of the top super bantamweights!”
It wasn’t too long ago Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle was thought of as a heavily touted prospect, Del Valle can put his career back on track quickly in a division that’s getting more and more interesting.
Del Valle has ties to Lou Dibella, who runs with Al Haymon, that being said a few wins for Del Valle can mean an opportunity in the spotlight.