Edwin Valero Commits Suicide

Edwin Valero Commits Suicide in Prison Cell

Category: Boxing


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Edwin Valero has committed suicide in his prison cell.

This is what I read from Wikipedia as I was browsing his entry:

Edwin Valero suicide entry at Wikipedia

Knowing the tendency of some people to edit wikis and write preposterous entries, I verified the news with a tweet from YahooNews:

Edwin Valero suicide tweet by YahooNews

This is a very sad turn of events for Valero after allegedly admitting to killing his 24-year-old wife, Jennifer Carolina Viera in a hotel in Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela.

Edwin Valero, nicknamed “El Inca” alluding to an Indian warrior, is a former WBA Super Featherweight Champion and WBC Lightweight Champion.

He first came into prominence when he won his first 18 fights as a professional by first-round knockout to set a world record (that record has since been broken by Tyrone Brunson).

Among Filipino fans, he was known as the boxer who Manny Pacquiao said beat up tricycle drivers on the way to compiling a 27-0 record, all by knockout. That comment prompted Valero to say that Pacquiao is a cab driver himself.

In death, he prevented a Pacquiao vs Valero bout from ever happening

He might have also just tarnished his otherwise sterling 27-0 record (all knockouts) in his lifetime.

+ RIP Edwin “El Inca” Valero +

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4 Responses to “Edwin Valero Commits Suicide in Prison Cell”

  1. ianemv Says:

    how tragic naman to. di na siguro nakayanan ng konsensya niya.

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  2. cain Says:

    too bad… now, we will never see pacquiao beat up the boastful valero…

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  3. melardenio Says:

    sayang naman…may problema nga sa pag-iisip ito..buti na lang di nakalaban ni pacman.

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    ark Reply:

    Sana nga at nakaharap nia si Pacquiao para malaman nia na walang binatbat ang 27-0 record nia na knockout lahat kay Manny.

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