“Surprise” from Unbeaten Lightweight Michael “Bling Bling” Valentin!
By: Ken Hissner
Unbeaten 19 year-old Lightweight Michael “Bling Bling” Valentin, of Providence, Rhode Island, won his fourth straight fight on February 23rd taking a majority four round decision over Demitrius Wilson, 2-4 (0), of Florissant, MO, at the Twin River Event Center, in Lincoln, RI.
In Valentin’s three previous fights debuting in June of 2017 he stopped Kevin DeFreitas, of Somerville, MASS, who was also debuting, at 0:55 of the first round.
In Valentin’s second pro fight in September he defeated Henry Garcia, of New Bedford, MASS, who was debuting over four rounds by scores of 40-35 twice and 39-36, at the Twin River Event Center, in Lincoln, RI.
In Valentin’s third pro fight in December he defeated debuting Efren Nunez, of Fall River, MASS, over four rounds at the Twin River Event Center, in Lincoln, RI.
After Valentin’s most recent win he surprised the fan’s when he pulled down his trunks and there was a Colostomy Bag. AMERICAN Boxing commentator Xavier Porter said: “That’s more than a role model, that’s a hero”.
Addressing his audience Valentin said, “I know it’s going to hurt me, but all my life I dealt with adversity”. After taking a moment to compose himself he said, “I always fought with a colostomy bag. For anybody that thinks I’m lying, look at me now, I got a colostomy bag.”
Valentin was put on indefinite suspension by the Rhode Island Commission.