By Ryan Burton

Last week newly crowned WBO junior lightweight champion Jamel Herring took to Twitter to declare that WBC junior lightweight champion Miguel Berchelt had turned down a unification bout and that he would likely be facing his mandatory challenger next. reached out to Berchelt, who has successfully defended his title 5 times, to get his side of the story.

“I was never offered that fight. I just think he likes to talk a lot,” Berchelt replied.

As for his interest in the fight, Berchelt, who has previously told that he prefers fights against unified lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko or WBA junior lightweight champion Gervonta Davis, said that there isn't much interest in the unification bout at this time and that it could be more lucrative down the line.

“He should worry about building up his name and if he is able to keep his title then down the road we can unify when the fight will be a lot bigger because right now it isn’t worth much,” Berchelt told

Berchelt isn't very interested in replying on social media, saying that he isn't big on arguing in public forums.

He can keep fighting on Twitter. I do my fighting in the ring,” said Berchelt.

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