Orlando Del Valle targets title chance with Thomas Snow victory
Big-punching Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando Del Valle returns to action this Friday night aiming for a fourth straight stoppage win en route to a possible world title.
The 29 year-old from Bayamon, who has a near 70% KO ratio through 21 victories, faces battle-hardened Thomas Snow over eight rounds in what ‘Orlandito’ calls a step up from some of his more recent triumphs.
“Thomas Snow is a veteran southpaw that comes to fight and has won eight out of his last nine fights so we know we are in for a big fight on May 13th,” Del Valle told World Boxing News.
“He’s definitely a level above for me as he’s a big puncher with a lot of experience and we are looking forward to a great fight.”
Del Valle recently lost out to Luis Rosa over ten rounds despite dropping his undefeated compatriot in the fifth and says a rematch would be an option should Snow be taken out at Washington’s DC Armory.
“Since the loss, It’s never been on my mind – even though it was a controversial and a very crowd-pleasing fight. But if it makes sense, we could do it all over again. I know that I beat him but the judges just didn’t see it that way.
“Hopefully after Friday night, conversations of a title fight will begin anyway and we can start looking at the champs. They are the ones who are most respected, but I am able and willing to face any of them at any time.
“Also, there are some vacant titles at this time so I am up for fighting for them as well.
“First things first though and we have Friday in front of us and I will give the fans nothing but fireworks.
“I always show up to fight and not dance. People who know and have seen Orlandito Del Valle fight before know I bring the action. Those who haven’t will enjoy themselves and that I can promise!
“Fans can also find me @orlanditoboxing on Twitter and Instagram and “Like” Orlandito Del Valle on Facebook.
“I love interacting with my fans and want all of them to please stay tuned for more to come in my career!”