Edwin Valero vs. Antonio Pitalua

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2009-04-04 : Edwin Valero 134½ lbs beat Antonio Pitalua 135 lbs by TKO at 0:49 in round 2 of 12

Aired On: HBO Pay-Per-View (Main Event)

Notes

  • Antonio Pitalua (46-3) 40 KOs vs. Edwin Valero (24-0) 24 KOs
  • Pitalua came in ranked as the # 6 lightweight in the world by The Ring Magazine. Valero entered as the # 1 junior lightweight by the same publication.
  • Valero came in with 24 consecutive wins by knockout. Pitalua entered having won 14 consecutive bouts by knockout and having not lost since a split decision to Arnulfo Castillo in 2001.
  • Valero was warned in Round 1 for pushing down the head of Pitalua.
  • Pitalua went down from a short right hook on the button at 0:10 of Round 2. He made it to his feet on wobbly legs and received a standing eight-count. At 0:27, a flurry send Pitalua down for the second time. He was up at the count of four. At :49 of Round 2, the referee stepped in and waved an end to the bout as Pitalua was backed into a corner, wholly defensive against a Valero barrage.