On November 2nd, Miguel Berchelt will return to the ring in Southern California against former champion Jason Sosa. The bout will headline an ESPN telecast.
The WBC super featherweight champion was last in action in May when he stopped Francisco Vargas in 6 rounds. He previously captured his world title by stopping Vargas in 11 rounds in their first fight in 2017.
The 27-year-old Berchelt isn’t looking past Sosa but is hoping to face some of the biggest names around his weight division. He already has mapped out a plan of who he would like in his 2 subsequent fights.
“I hope that after my next fight I can get a big fight against Oscar Valdez in early 2020 and then after I fight Oscar I would like to relinquish my belt and move up to fight Lomachenko,” Berchelt recently. told BoxingScene.com.
Valdez recently dropped his WBO featherweight belt after stating that it was getting to difficult to make the 126 pound weight limit. Berchelt feels a fight between the two would produce fireworks.
“He is a great champion. He defended his featherweight title 6 times. Now he is moving up to 130 and without a doubt it would be an explosive fight. A lot of fans would love to see Oscar Valdez fight Miguel Berchelt,” Berchelt explained.
“When there are 2 Mexicans in the rings there is a lot of pride on the line, the pride of being a Mexican. That is why there are always wars when 2 Mexicans fight and that is why the fans love those fights.”
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