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Berchelt Was Surprised at How Well Lopez Did With Valdez

Former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez's super featherweight debut was a doozy. Valdez (27-0, 21 KOs) got off the deck to stop late replacement Adam Lopez in seven rounds in a barnburner of a main event in front of a packed house at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Valdez was knocked down in the second round, only to come back to knock down Lopez (13-2) with a left hook in the seventh. A follow-up barrage caused referee Russell Mora to stop the bout with seven seconds remaining in the round.

As this was a WBC world title eliminator, Valdez is now in line to face champion Miguel Berchelt, who was seated ringside.

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Lopez took the bout Friday afternoon after Valdez's original opponent, Andres Gutierrez, missed weight by 11 pounds.

“I was very surprised. I take my hat off to Adam Lopez. He’s a great fighter, great warrior, just like his father {the late Hector Lopez} was," Valdez said. I just got hit. This is boxing. I prepared myself for two, three months for Gutierrez, but that’s no excuse. This kid is a warrior.

“Berchelt is a true champion inside the ring and outside the ring. Fans love him. That’s the one I want to fight. He has that WBC belt, and he’s trying to take it back home.”

Berchelt was surprised at the turn of events in the fight.

“I was surprised like everyone else,” Berchelt said with respect to how Valdez-Lopez played out. “I never thought he’d have gotten dropped by Lopez.”

 

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by jreckoning on 12-01-2019

[QUOTE=Velasco97;20223859]Those guys took a picture together idiot so I don’t think he ignored him it’s on his IG second Berchelt would beat the **** out of herring herring almost went to sleep his last fight.[/QUOTE] Yeah, I don't think Berchelt…

Comment by Velasco97 on 12-01-2019

That’s their first fight together you ****en idiot and it was a last minute replacement fighter who they didn’t train for that’s the same **** like Wilder fury. Ruiz Joshua. Ramirez and Robert Garcia looked ****ty their first time. Now…

Comment by Velasco97 on 12-01-2019

Those guys took a picture together idiot so I don’t think he ignored him it’s on his IG second Berchelt would beat the **** out of herring herring almost went to sleep his last fight.

Comment by Corelone on 12-01-2019

Berchelt went to Herrings fight, then he ignored him. Now he wants a guy who looked easy to hit and smaller. Cherry season?

Comment by Phill lynott on 12-01-2019

The new Oscar Valdez got dropped and if whent the distance would have lost on my card. I blame the new and much poorer fighter Valdez, for the choice he made going with Reynoso. Reynoso doesn't offer s...! When Valdez…

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