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Berchelt-Roman May Not Land On HBO, Other Networks Surface

By Miguel Rivera

The negotiations have continued for the mandatory fight between WBC super featherweight champion Miguel "Alacran" Berchelt and challenger Miguel "Micky" Roman.

The fight was heading over to HBO, as the network has been showcasing both boxers in the last two years.

But now several other players are in the hunt to secure the fight.

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A source with direct knowledge of the negotiations, has advised ESPN Deportes that Showtime is very interested in televising the fight - and the lead promoter for Berchelt-Roman have been in discussions with the network.

Showtime is not the only player. The source also indicates that Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum is interested in placing that fight on ESPN+ and Eddie Hearn of Matchroom would like to place that fight on DAZN.

Berchelt vs. Roman has been ordered by the World Boxing Council, and the boxers were given additional time to finalize a deal - and they are reportedly very close to getting it done.

The fight is potentially going to land on October 13 or October 20 - and the involved promoters would like to stage the fight in the Unites States - despite two Mexican boxers being involved.

Berchelt has established himself as one of the best fighters today with victories over names like like Francisco "Bandido" Vargas, Takashi Miura, Maxwell Awuku and Jonathan Barros.

Roman became the mandatory challenger last fall, when he upset the odds by knocking out Orlando Salido in Las Vegas. At the time Salido was the mandatory challenger to the belt.

Since that bout took place, Roman (60-12, 47 KOs) has stayed busy with two more knockout wins.

He knocked out Aristides Perez in four rounds back in February, and then knocked out Michel Marcano in two rounds in June.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MasterPlan on 08-12-2018

[QUOTE=TheCell8;19016428]Ok, but why is everyone else interested in the fight? It's not a good fight...[/QUOTE] Because the other outlets are interested in Boxing.

Comment by Mammoth on 08-12-2018

[QUOTE=TheCell8;19016428]Ok, but why is everyone else interested in the fight? It's not a good fight...[/QUOTE] I think it's a fun fight. Berchelt obviously should win this one though.

Comment by TheCell8 on 08-12-2018

[QUOTE=MasterPlan;19016287]HBO has showcased other mismatches this year. Might as well keep it goin.[/QUOTE] Ok, but why is everyone else interested in the fight? It's not a good fight...

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 08-12-2018

[QUOTE=Santa_;19016225]Great news. Bring that fight to Showtime baby. I'm sick of all the cheerleading from Lamply, Jones, Kellerman and Lederman.[/QUOTE] I agree. I hope Showtime gets it. I certainly won't pay to watch it on either ESPN+ or DAZN.

Comment by MasterPlan on 08-12-2018

[QUOTE=TheCell8;19016231]what for? the fight is a huge mismatch where Berchelt is easily going to win...[/QUOTE] HBO has showcased other mismatches this year. Might as well keep it goin.

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