Taduran to defend IBF belt in Mexico

IBF minimumweight champion Pedro Taduran (14-2, 11 KOs) of the Philippines will defend his title in hostile territory against Daniel “Cejitas” Valladares (22-1, 13 KOs) on February 1 at the Gimnasio Cedereg in in Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico. Valladares, who is rated IBF #1 at junior flyweight, is dropping to minimumweight to fight Taduran. The two losses on Taduran’s record came in title fights in Thailand against record-breaking WBC champion Wanheng Menayothin (a.k.a. Chayophon Moonsri), who is currently 54-0.

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