From his home in Hermosillo, Sonora, where he answered the call to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the WBC super featherweight champion, Miguel "Alacrán" Berchelt, conducted an interview through "Facebook Live" with Zanfer.
Berchelt (37-1, 33 KO's), represented by Mario Abraham of Max Boxing and promoted by Promociones Zanfer, said that he continues to keep fit by exercising at home, and that he goes out for a run in the morning "with due precautions, keeping a healthy distance, running alone and taking hygiene measures into account."
Berchelt made it clear that he wants undefeated and former world champion Oscar Valdez to be his next opponent, because in addition to being the official challenger, the once-beaten puncher said - "it is a fight that both parties want, we are both represented by Top Rank and it is a fight that people want to see, it is one of those wars that makes a person transcend, and with Mexico versus Mexico [there are wars] like those with Erik Morales against Marco Antonio Barrera, Israel Vázquez against Rafael Márquez and Barrera against Juan Manuel Márquez."
He added that this is also a fight to know who has the best Mexican coach, as Valdez is with Eddy Reynoso and Berchelt has Alfredo Caballero in his corner.
28-year-old Berchelt assured that the signing of the contracts is close, but that for the moment the important thing is to know when public activities can be rescheduled.
"You have to remember that everything stopped, it stopped basketball, soccer, baseball, other commerce and entertainment activities, for now the most important thing is to keep abreast of this situation and avoid as much damage as possible," Berchelt said.
Berchelt has made six successful defenses since he conquered his title in January 2017, and pointed out that his idea is to equal or exceed the nine defense record that Julio César Chávez established, between 1984 and 1987, with the WBC title at 130-pounds.
"However, we will be very aware of the messages that the body sends us. It is not about sacrificing ourselves excessively to make the weight, or not recovering correctly between the day of the weigh-in and the fight. At the moment we feel very good, strong, and with great recovery power, and that war against Valdez awaits us, which is a fight that we want and hope for," Berchelt said.