West New York boxer Jean Pierre Valencia continues to make waves in the amateur boxing scene with his recent victory over former Golden Gloves champion Abedallah Elaiwah. The bout took place on February 10th at the VFW in Kenilworth, New Jersey, and saw Valencia dominate the fight with his aggressive style and body punching. The 23-year-old Ecuadorian native has now recorded 13 wins and only 1 loss in his professional boxing career.
Valencia’s recent win against Elaiwah came just six days after his previous victory over Deron Elias in Pennsylvania. The West New York boxer is quickly building momentum as he prepares for the New Jersey Golden Gloves tournament, which begins on March 10th. Valencia will be competing in the 165-pound division, the same division where he won the Diamond Gloves novice class title last year.
“I want to bring excitement to the boxing shows so the fans continue to support the sport,” said Valencia. “We are working hard every day and want to test ourselves against the best fighters. I have faith in my training and my team and am willing to fight anyone.”
Valencia’s head trainer, Ryan Songalia, has an ambitious plan for his fighter in 2023, with the goal of competing in at least 20 national tournaments around the country. “Jean Pierre is as hungry and tenacious as any amateur boxer in the country. The only reason he isn’t already considered the best is because the best haven’t fought him yet,” said Songalia.
The West New York boxer’s recent win against Elaiwah was a treat for the fans who paid $1,800 per table to attend the Westfield College Men’s Club scholarship fundraiser. Valencia’s performance brought the crowd to its feet, giving the fans their money’s worth.
Valencia is tentatively scheduled to fight again on February 25th in Boonton, New Jersey, against reigning open class champion Isaiah Mack. The West New York boxer’s impressive form and determination to bring excitement to the sport have fans eagerly anticipating his next bout.