WBC super featherweight champion Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt, dns his title against the former world champion and compatriot, Oscar Valdez, on Saturday, February 20, at the MGM Grand Bubble in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Miguel Berchelt (38-1, 34 KOs) has held the WBC super featherweight title since January 2017, when he knocked out Francisco Vargas in the 11th round. His last five title defenses have ended via fast track, including a ninth-round TKO of Miguel Roman, a sixth-round TKO of Vargas in their May 2019 rematch, and a fourth-round knockout over former world champion Jason Sosa. He fought in a non-title fight last June and knocked out Eleazar Valenzuela in six rounds.
“I feel very good, very happy and motivated. The fight has been building up for two years. Last year we lost it due to the pandemic, but now this year it will happen on February 20 in Las Vegas, ”said Berchelt, in an interview with Marca Claro.
“We are working everything. There are two very good chess players in this fight, as in our corners there will be Eddy Reynoso and Alfredo Caballero. If we have to fight or box, we will be ready for everything.”
Oscar Valdez (28-0, 22 KOs) is a two-time Mexican Olympian who had a great featherweight campaign, defeating tough opponents. Since he moved up to 130 pounds, Valdez has scored knockout victories over Adam Lopez and Jayson Velez.
“Whenever there are two Mexicans in the ring, it is a guaranteed war,” Valdez assured, adding: “It will be an honor for me to bring a great war to my audience.”