Nestor Bravo: My time to win a world title is now!

Boxing returns to the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida, as local favorite Nestor Bravo defends his secondary junior welterweight title against Jair Valtierra.

The 10-round bout will headline “Night of Champions II,” promoted by Boxlab Promotions and televised by the CBS Sports Network on February 26 (via tape delay) starting at 10:30 pm et.

Bravo (21-0, 15 KO’s), a native of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, will be making his first appearance in his adopted hometown in nearly five years as he faces the determined Valtierra (16-2, 8 KO’s) of Leon, Mexico.

This past October, Bravo became a secondary titleholder with a seventh-round stoppage of Adrian Yung in Puerto Rico.

“I’m fully blessed. I want to thank God for allowing me to get this camp and my career going so well. I’ve put in all the hard work. I know I’m fighting a tough Mexican fighter, like they all are,” Bravo told “Respect to every fighter that gets into the ring, but hey, I’m more than ready to put on a tremendous show and showcase my talent. Most likely, I can tell you that title is staying with me.”

Bravo isn’t worried about Valtierra’s aggressive style.

“Everything depends on the opponent; remember that. He can step forward and fights well, depending on who he has in front. On Saturday night, like I said, I’m gonna showcase my talent, my skills, and everything that I’ve been working on. We have different game plans to stop whatever he brings to the table.”

“I believe that this is my time [to win a world title]. I’ve been through the whole process of waiting and understanding the business of boxing. Thank God we’re gonna fight those big names really soon.

“After this fight, hopefully [we’ll be ranked] fifth or sixth, so then we go on from there. I’m super excited, and I can’t wait. Trust me, when I get the opportunity to fight for a world title, I’m not gonna let it slip through my hands. I’m gonna take advantage of it and take the belt back to Puerto Rico.”

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