Berchelt vs. Salido a Done Deal for 12/9 on HBO, Per Adviser

By Steve Kim has been informed by Sean Gibbons, who advises Orlando Salido, that a fight between his boxer and fellow Mexican, WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel Berchelt, has been signed, sealed and delivered for December 9th.

"Both fighters have agreed to the fight and HBO agreed to televise it and what you have here is real Mexican boxing, two of the top 130-pounders in the world going at it," said Gibbons on Thursday afternoon, while in Mexico, to BoxingScene.

As for the venue, while Los Angeles has been talked about, it looks like this event could be staged in Las Vegas.


"I've been told by Zanfer, who is our promoter that there's a very good chance it's going to Las Vegas. So I'm very happy because being that I'm a Las Vegas native basically for the last twenty years this is the type of thing our city could use with the terrible tragedy," said Gibbons, referencing the recent mass shooting of concert goers a few weeks ago.

"Orlando is very fond of the city and just to bring an event like this in December is great for everything, to show that Vegas doesn't back down from sickos how are out there shooting."

Word is that the Mandalay Bay could host this fight.

Berchelt (32-1, 28 KO's) has had a banner 2017, winning the title from Francisco Vargas back in late January and then defending it against former titlist, Takashi Miura over the summer.

Meanwhile the veteran warhorse, Salido (44-13-4, 31 KO's) defeated Aristides Perez in seven rounds back on May 27th in what has been his only appearance in the ring since his classic battle against Vargas back in June of 2016 that ended up in a draw.

Coincidentally, the World Boxing Council has recently ordered a final eliminator between Vargas and fellow former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez, also of Mexico.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kushking on 10-13-2017

What pisses me off about this is that lomachenko supposedly signed to fight tiny rigo at 130 because berchelt was supposedly injured. And now suddenly they're both fighting at same time. All I know is that loma vs berchelt is…

Comment by Tankdestroyer on 10-13-2017

this chit can make a bi7ch wet! WAR SALIDO!!

Comment by Corelone on 10-13-2017

I go with Salido. The old war horse, he just keeps ticking. Berchelt will play into his style. All that running around that some people call boxing, will give Salido breathing room. Berchelt is also having hand problems, too many…

Comment by Loque-san on 10-13-2017

In every Salido thread, you have people mentioning Lomachenko. You can tell that loss has really stuck in Loma fans' throats. If Salido had lost against Juanma, he would have never gotten a rematch, if he had lost against Loma…

Comment by AdonisCreed on 10-13-2017

Winner gets Lomachenko or Rigo!!! I got Miguel winning this fight easy!!

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