Valero strips Mosquera of super featherweight title

Updated: August 6, 2006, 2:36 AM ET
Associated Press

PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Edwin Valero won the WBA super featherweight title by knocking out Vicente Mosquera in the 10th round Saturday night.

Referee Luis Pabon stopped the fight two minutes into the round as Valero landed blows at will against Mosquera.

"I showed that I can take it," said Valero, who had knocked out his previous 19 opponents in the first two rounds.

The Venezuelan knocked Mosquera (24-2-1) to the ground twice in the first round.

Mosquera recovered to knock Valero (20-0) down in the third round. But Valero's endurance started to pay off in the sixth round.

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