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Berchelt Fends Off COVID, Eager To Get in The Ring With Valdez

The current World Boxing Council super featherweight world champion, Miguel Berchelt, has overcome his battle with COVID-19 and is ready for his mandatory defense against Oscar Valdez to be rescheduled.

The Cancun-born fighter had hoped to face Valdez before the year was out, but he came down with a positive test for COVID.

"Thank God we already came out negative last week and we defeated this virus that has infected many people, we came in with a good combination and we won by way of knockout," Berchelt told Marca.


Berchelt expects the fight with Valdez to be an absolute war.

Valdez, undefeated, moved up in weight after capturing the WBO world title at 126-pounds.

The bigger man in Berchelt is expecting size and power to play a big role in the fight.

"Mexicans have that pride, that strategy, Oscar is a fighter who is rising to 130 pounds, he had a good campaign at 126 pounds - but I think the strength, the size and the reach favors me. I trust myself, he has a lot of ground covered in the amateur ranks, it will be an excellent fight - and the big winner will be the viewing public, they will see two Mexicans deal with everything and on that day the flag of Mexico will be raised very high," Berchelt said.

Berchelt is hoping the fight can take place in the early months of 2021.

"My style of boxing is pleasing, people like it, they like knockout artists. Whoever wins the fight will have a huge career. Oscar is better with [trainer] Eddy Reynoso; I hope the fight will take place in 2021, that it can take place in an arena, there was already a fight in a stadium [between Davis and Santa Cruz], the fight was staged with 10% capacity of fans - that's a very good option," Berchelt said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BodyBagz on 12-05-2020

If COVID was a boxer, it would be an armless and blind female boxer

Comment by BlackR0bbb on 12-05-2020

[QUOTE=EL GANCHO;20928689]😂😂😂😂😂 stop it stevenson aint going to ko berchelt..he couldnt ko gonzalez lol...stevenson ud[/QUOTE] Let's see if Berchelt can take it to the body. No one tests his body.

Comment by Southpawology on 12-05-2020

"fends off covid" LOL.

Comment by EL GANCHO on 12-05-2020

[QUOTE=BlackR0bbb;20927645]Probably true, or he could engage and possibly stop Berchelt to the body. It would be a decent fight if Stevenson engages. If he doesn't, it goes to the cards for a boring Stevenson win.[/QUOTE] 😂😂😂😂😂 stop it stevenson aint…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 12-04-2020

[QUOTE=BoxingIsGreat;20928318]I wanna hear from all the Loma fans who were disgusted with Davis fighting Cruz. Where is daggum? I like Valdez but Berchelt is three divisions bigger than him. He's a huge lightweight squeezing into junior lightweight.[/QUOTE] Daggum is just…

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