WBC Tremendous Featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt is about to defend his crown towards Ex-WBO Featherweight champion and necessary challenger Oscar Valdez; February 20 on ESPN. Berchelt vs Valdez was meant to headline December 12 within the Prime Rank 2020 closing combat within the Bubble At The MGM Grand however Berchelt, sadly, caught Covid-19 and the combat needed to be postponed.
This has been a long-planned combat as quickly as Valdez moved as much as Tremendous Feather and one which has been eagerly anticipated by boxing followers as quickly because it was confirmed on the Lomachenko Lopez Broadcast because of their conflict of types positively making for an all-action, unmissable combat. They had been each born in and combat out of Mexico and observe the Mexican come-forward strain combating model.
Berchelt vs Valdez: Mexican Struggle
Miguel Berchelt (37-1, 33 KOs) solely has the one defeat within the paid ranks, again in 2014 and has not misplaced since. He’s a devastating puncher and has received 15 of his final 16 fights by knockout (which has included 10 World and Interim title fights). He’s thought-about by many because the #1 within the 130-pound division and rated by some as P4P.
Berchelt Picked up the WBC Strap as an underdog with an Eleventh-round Knockout of Francisco Vargas in 2017. He has made 6 defences up to now towards fringe world degree opposition which included a rematch with Vargas who he stopped in six and former world champions Takashi Miura, Miguel Roman and American Jason Sosa.
He now takes the most important problem of his championship reign and boxing profession towards undefeated world champion Oscar Valdez. Group Berchelt really feel an enormous issue would be the measurement distinction with Valdez transferring up from 126 and are assured that he received’t have the punch resistance and energy to cope with the heavy-handed ruthless Berchelt.
If Berchelt can come via Berchelt vs Valdez with the victory then he should unify subsequent or have a giant combat. There are talks of Vasyl Lomachenko transferring all the way down to 130 because of him not having the ability to get a rematch with Lopez. That might be a giant combat, or he might face off towards 4-division champion Leo Santa Cruz in one other All-Mexican blockbuster. Moreover, WBO Champion Herring can also be signed to TR.
Oscar Valdez compiled a 19-0 file in addition to the World Boxing Organisation NABO Feather Title earlier than he reached a #1 rating with the WBO and was subsequently ordered to face #2 Matias Carlos Adrian Rueda (26-0) for the vacant title. He impressed towards the little-known Argentinian and obtained a fast second-round TKO.
Valdez went on to make 6 defences of his WBO Featherweight Title, boxing the elite opposition that the 126-pound division needed to provide together with combating via a damaged jaw to safe a victory in his bout towards Scott Quigg. Valdez confronted his hardest take a look at within the type of 29-0 Genesis Servania who knocked Valdez down within the fourth and was very aggressive all through.
After struggling to make the 126-pound weight restrict, Valdez introduced that he was transferring as much as 130 and eyeing a belt in a second weight class. He made his 130-pound debut towards late-replacement Adam Lopez (13-1) who proved to be an enormous drawback for Valdez early with him flooring Valdez within the second and forward on one judges scorecard via 6 rounds.
Valdez turned the primary fighter to cease Jayson Velez in July within the Bubble however he couldn’t achieve this with out issues which proved that Valdez struggled towards the dimensions and energy at 130. He was but to regulate, making a gift of rounds and being countered by Velez. This makes Valdez a big underdog in lots of peoples eyes as a result of energy of Berchelt and Valdez being simply floored by a late-replacement opponent.
Berchelt vs Valdez FOTY Potential: February 20 on ESPN