Following the announcement made by the Sonoran fighter Oscar Valdez about climbing up to the 130 pounds divison after reigning at 126, the possibility of fighting WBC super featherweight , Miguel Berchelt, is already being considered, and the President of the WBC, Mauricio Sulaimán, has commented it would be an amazing fight between Mexican warriors.
In an interview with the journalist Osiris Méndez, Mauricio commented: “It would be a great fight, starring two Mexicans who are at the top of their profession. I feel that it would be formidable for boxing to see them competing in the ring. Valdez is welcome with open arms. He has always been very close to the WBC since he was an amateur and we wish him the best.”
The two-time Mexican Olympian (26-0, 20 KOs) has already notched six defenses of his feather crown. The most recent was in June, when he defeated Jason Sanchez via points, and now he will jump to the super feather division, ambitious to conquer two weight categories.
“Alacrán” Berchelt (36-1, 32 knockouts), has accumulated five successful defenses of his Green and Gold belt since he won it in May 2017, by dethroning Francisco Vargas.
Berchelt is a talented. motivated and very strong champion. Without any doubt, it would be a great fight!”