DEL VALLE RETURNS IN BIG FASHION
Luis Del Valle TKO5 Andre Wilson... Luis "Orlandito" Del Valle (17-1, 12 KOs) scored a solid win by TKO in the fifth round over southpaw puncher Andre Wilson (13-6-1, 11 KOs) in a featherweight bout held at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Referee Randy Newman stopped the action at 1:32. In the first round, Del Valle put Wilson in bad shape with a left hook to the face. In the second round, the Puerto Rican continued his aggression and finally dropped Wilson in the third. Del Valle applied the same tactics in rounds four and five until Newman stopped the fight.
"Orlandito" said afterwards, "I feel very fast handed and stronger. Definitely I'm back in the winning track with the help of my new trainer Don Nacho (Beristain) and now it is a matter of staying focused in the gym, while I wait for the next opponent." This bout marked the return to the ring of "Orlandito" after suffering his first loss to the legendary Vic Darchinyan in September.