Berchelt To Make Another Voluntary Defense, Then Roman

Miguel Rivera

World Boxing Council super featherweight champion Miguel "Alacran" Berchelt will make another title defense at the end of May or in June on United soil or in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, according to his promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions.

Beltran assured that after that defense, he will make the mandatory obligation against Miguel Román, and the negotiations for that should begin in July to make the fight.

The promoter said they expect a very active year for Berchelt with three more fights in the remainder of 2018, and therefore he will make a second voluntary defense in the first half, after knocking out Maxwell Awuku in three rounds on February 10 in Cancun, Quintana Roo.

berchelt-awuku-fight (13)

"We are adjusting the details, only defining the venue and waiting for the signing of contracts from the opponent for a new defense of the WBC champion, Miguel Berchelt," said Beltrán to ESPN Deportes.

"I hope that by next week I'll be able to make an announcement about it, whether it's a fight in the United States or in Merida, Yucatán.

"I read that they are willing to go to a purse bid - Miguel Román, who is the mandatory challenger - and his team. It seems very good to me, but first we must attend to this new defense. We are in the optional period and it won't be until July that we will attend that case, we want Berchelt to make another defense, then the mandatory one and we close the year with a high caliber fight."

Berchelt will report to the camp in a few days in Hermosillo, Sonora, under the tutelage of Alfredo Caballero, as he was notified of this third defense of the championship - after defeating Takashi Miura and Awuku.

Román's promoter, Osvaldo Küchle, has said that they are willing to go to the purse bid for the fight with Berchelt - since they want to make a strong investment to take the fight to the football stadium in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bigpoppa13 on 03-19-2018

[QUOTE=gntsfan84;18585586]All of the champs at 130 were ducking Loma which is why he went to 135. At least there was a champion at 135 willing to fight him.[/QUOTE] That does'nt sound right. We are suppose to believe smaller fighters at…

Comment by Bigpoppa13 on 03-19-2018

[QUOTE=Thraxox;18584843]Berchelt keeps on ducking Lomachenko![/QUOTE] Did lomas people make an offer?

Comment by gntsfan84 on 03-19-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;18584839]Who gives a f*ck about this clown Birdsh*t and Miguel Roman?! they are irrelevant! HBO needs to leave these bum fights alone, let them stay fighting on Televisa or Galavision after 'El Chavo Del Ocho'.[/QUOTE] All of the champs at…

Comment by BigZ44 on 03-19-2018

Berchelt should finish off one of the old, Mexican war horses. Either Crisitan Mijares or Jhonny Gonzalez before that Roman fight

Comment by Ajvar on 03-19-2018

ANOTHER voluntary defence? The last was a ****ty one.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (12)
Top Headlines Loeffler: Golovkin is 1 Win Away From Breaking Hopkins Record Fury: Wilder Coming Over Because He Knows Where Daddy Lives Arum is Firm: Murata To Face Quigley, Won't Bow To WBA Order Jermain Taylor - Domestic Violence Charges Are Dropped Tony Yoka's Appeal is Rejected, Doping Ban is Upheld By Judge Jacobs-Derevyanchenko Likely Headed to MSG Theater October 27 Derrick Webster Continues Streak, Stops Les Sherrington in Six Mariana Juarez, Jackie Nava in Line To Collide Later This Year Fury: You'll See 'Heavyweight Sugar Ray Leonard' Against Pianeta Golovkin 30-Day Weight For Canelo Rematch - 168.3-Pounds Hooker Pumped: I'm Ready To Make Saucedo My Next Victim! Golovkin Explains Saunders Deal, Tense Negotiations For Canelo Usyk vs. Bellew: Very Positive Meetings Take Place For Fight Hooker vs. Saucedo Purse Bid: Top Rank Beats Out Hearn Rigondeaux Looks To Work With DeCubas Jr., Aims To Be Active Ryosuke Iwasa vs. TJ Doheny Will Be Carried By ESPN+ Photos: Tyson Fury, Francesco Pianeta - Go Face To Face Fury's Coach: Our Focus Right Now is On Pianeta, Not Wilder Photos: Jose Pedraza Grinds Hard For Rey Beltran Title Fight Ruben Guerrero Leans To Canelo To Beat Golovkin in Rematch Arum on Pacquiao Meeting and Lomachenko's Future Trainer: Whyte-Chisora II Should Be Next; Whyte's Options Limited Tyson Fury Vows To "Spank Deontay Wilder All Over Las Vegas!" David Allen Draws Up a 5 Man Hit-List: Price, Browne, Helenius Wilder: Joshua Damaged Name in U.S., I'll KO Fury in Mid-Rounds Paddy Barnes: Rosales Fight Will Define Me, Define My Career Jessie Vargas: I Can Face Broner in Rematch, Lamont Peterson British Title News: Askin-Okolie, Heffron, Skeete-Corcoran, More Video: Austin Trout Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Charlo, More Holmes emerging from brother's shadow with promotional push Roy Jones: Bivol Needs One or Two More Fights Before Alvarez Lebedev vs. Altunkaya on Sept. 7, Mikhalkin vs. Siaca on Sept. 15 Ruben Villa Back in Action on August 24 at The Doubletree Hotel Photos: Mayweather's Back To School Charity Draws Over 1,000 Lennox Lewis: Fury More Difficult To Beat Than Wilder, Joshua Wilder: Fury Will Be Tougher Fight For Me Than People Think Oscar Valdez Leaves Robles, Hires Eddy Reynoso as Trainer Max Ornelas Continues Streak With Win Over Tabugan Canelo Reacts To Critics: They Just Talk For The Sake of Talking Dadashev-DeMarco, Herring-Moralde Finalized For ESPN Card

Latest Active Forum Threads