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Photos: Vargas, Berchelt, Miura, Roman - Ready For War

by Keith Idec

Francisco Vargas and Miguel Berchelt both made weight on their first attempts Friday for their 130-pound title fight Saturday night.

Mexico City’s Vargas weighed in at 129.6 pounds for their HBO “Boxing After Dark” main event at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Berchalt, of Merida, Mexico, weighed slightly more than Vargas (129.8 pounds).

They’ll fight for Vargas’ WBC world super featherweight championship and Berchelt’s interim WBO super featherweight title in a scheduled 12-round bout. The 32-year-old Vargas is a slight favorite over the 25-year-old Berchelt.

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The opener of HBO’s doubleheader will match Japan’s Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23 KOs), a former WBC super featherweight champion, against Mexico’s Miguel Roman (56-11, 43 KOs).

Miura weighed in at 129.8 pounds Friday, more than Roman (129.2). Miura, 32, also is a slight favorite over Roman, 31, entering their 12-rounder.

If Vargas and Miura win Saturday night, they’re expected to meet in a rematch next. Vargas knocked out Miura in the ninth round of a fantastic fight on the Canelo Alvarez-Miguel Cotto undercard in November 2015 at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center.

HBO’s telecast is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday night.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 01-28-2017

[QUOTE=GMAN SUPREME;17385596]super ready for this one!!![/QUOTE] Me too lol

Comment by richardt on 01-27-2017

Great night of boxing with 2 great cards!

Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 01-27-2017

super ready for this one!!!

Comment by puro dinamita on 01-27-2017

Don't sleep on Mickey Roman dude can ****ing punch i think that fight will steal the show WAR ROMAN WAR EL BANDIDO!!!!! :boxing: :boxing:

Comment by Corelone on 01-27-2017

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;17385270]Yep but his offensive is too brutal and dangerous for any fighter. He can destroy you with a good combination. And his footwork is good. IDK this fight will be amazing. Miura vs Roman will be bruta, 2 tanks battling[/QUOTE]…

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