TV Azteca Studios, Mexico - In a non-title lightweight encounter, WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel Berchelt (38-1, 34 KO’s) took part in a stay busy fight and punished Eleazar Valenzuela (21-14-4, 16 KO’s) by securing a stoppage win in the sixth.
The stage moves close to a mandatory fight with former 126-pound champion Oscar Valdez, who has to do his part by winning a fight next month with Jayson Velez in Las Vegas.
Berchelt started slow, taking his time and picking his punches in the first round. In the closing moments they were trading punches with Berchelt scoring a knockdown with a big hook.
When the second started, Berchelt was battering Valenzuela with punches to the head and body. Valenzuela was staggering all of the place and Berchelt was walking through his punches. Berchelt unleashed more punishment in the third, landing heavy blows to the head and body. A tough fourth for Valenzuela, as he took a lot of punches, but continued to stay on his feet and was pressing forward. More of the same in the fifth.
In the sixth, Berchelt landed a vicious combination to the head - which had Valenzuela in serious trouble and the fight was waved off.
In the televised co-feature, junior welterweights Omar Aguilar (18-0, 17 KOs) blasted out Dante Jardon (32-7, 23 KOs) in one round.