By Miguel Rivera
Once they emerged triumphant from their respective fights, the super featherweight champion of the World Boxing Council, Miguel 'Alacran' Berchelt and the his mandatory challenger Miguel 'Mickey' Roman, could face each other in May - according to the words from the Mexican promoter Fernando Beltran, who handles the champion.
The director of the company Zanfer Promociones is targeting an HBO televised date of May 12 in the United States.
"I really liked the performance that Berchlet had on Saturday, we fulfilled his dream of performing before his home crowd as a world champion and he did it wonderfully, I think there is no better super featherweight in the world than him and we will begin negotiations to make that fight in the month of May," Beltran said to ESPN Deportes.
Berchelt is set to make the defense against Román, who created a stunning upset when he knocked out Orlando Salido last December in a fight where Berchelt was initially scheduled to face Salido, but withdrew with an injury.
Both Berchelt (33-1, 29 KO's) and Roman (59-12, 46 KOs) have appeared on HBO, so Beltran does not see an issue with getting the fight on the network. If it does land on that date, it would paired up with the HBO replay of Canelo vs. Golovkin rematch, which takes place on May 5th.
Beltrán commented that Berchelt's fight on TV Azteca reached a little over 6 million viewers, which guarantees that little by little his expectations in terms of popularity will improve. Berchelt stopped Ghanaian contender Maxwell Awuku in three rounds to make the second defense of the WBC's 130-pound title.
For his part, Román had less than the viewers with a reported audience of 2.4 million people on Televisa, also knocked out his opponent - Colombian veteran Aristides Perez, and in doing so he remained on pace to secure the mandatory showdown with Berchelt.