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  • Ranked #3 Amateur Overall in USA Standings
  • Two-Time Winner of Bronze Medal at USA Nationals (2014 & 2015)
  • Winner of Bronze Medal at The National Golden Gloves (2014)
  • Winner of Bronze Medal at The National PAL (2014)
  • 4-Time Florida State Champion
  • Florida Golden Glove Champion
  • Ranked #1 in Belgium in the National Championships (2015)
  • Sponsored athlete by Everlast Apparel

Niko Valdes made his professional boxing debut on April 15, 2016 at the Bellasco Theater in Los Angeles, California. Though considered a “late-comer” by boxing standards, first stepping into the ring at 18 years old, Valdes quickly ascended the amateur ranks as a national champion and enjoyed a very successful four-year amateur career of over 70 bouts, ultimately earning a strong overall ranking of number 3 Amateur Fighter in the USA.

Nicknamed “Babyface” due to his youthful appearance and clean-cut persona, he began his training career at the renowned 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach, FL under the powerful direction of Coaches Dino Spencer and Lazar Stojadinovic.

Valdes quickly ascended the national ranks to win Florida’s Golden Gloves State Championship four times. He battled his was through the amateur level winning bronze medal at The 2014 USA Amateur Boxing Nationals, The PAL Nationals and the National Golden Gloves.

Valdes, who is of Cuban and Dutch descent, speaks English, French, Flemish and Creole and is currently learning Spanish. He journeyed to Belgium for part of his amateur career, and rose to become the number 1 Ranked Amateur Fighter in the country at 178 lbs.

As a result of Valdes’ accomplishments as a top Amateur fighter, he was recently sought after and signed by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions in early 2016. He is also a sponsored athlete by EVERLAST and is part of Team Lima, as the only professional fighter on super model Adriana Lima’s sports team.

Valdes is scheduled to appear in 6 fights per year as a professional boxer. He aspires to ascend the professional ranks with the same tenacity as he did the amateur ranks, and earn spots in national Pay-Per-View fights, ultimately vying to win the professional championship in his weight class.