On February 20 we will witness a long-awaited fight between the super featherweight champion of the World Boxing Council, Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt and the former undefeated world champion, Oscar Valdez.
Berchelt, 28, 37-1 with 33 knockouts, has made six super featherweight title defenses, while Valdez (27-0, 21 knockouts), 29, climbed to the super featherweight division in 2019 after a solid campaign at 126 lbs.
Bouts between Mexicans always generate high expectations for the electrifying fights they have given us. Today we will remember five of the best rivalries between Mexicans:
Barrera vs. Morales
Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales starred in three fantastic fights where they showed their quality. The two boxers never disappointed the public, two victories went to Barrera and one to Morales.
Vazquez vs. Marquez
Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez fought 4 times, achieving 2 wins each. Both offered real wars from the first bell ring, and showed the world that the only thing that mattered to them was to achieve victory.
Olivares vs Castillo
In the 70s, the rivalry between Rubén “Púas” Olivares and Jesús Castillo arose, who lived a trilogy. In all the bouts both showed their great heart. Castillo won 2 bouts while Olivares 1.
Zarate vs Zamora
The fight between Carlos Zarate and Alfonso Zamora was called “The Battle of the Z”. The combat was fantastic, where both champions went into the ring to show who was the best bantamweight of this time. The winner was Carlos by technical knockout.
Estrada vs Cuadras
Juan Francisco Estrada and Carlos Cuadras gave us two great bouts of alternate dominance, where Estrada won the victory in both. However, Cuadras sold the defeat dearly and showed great heart.