Miguel Berchelt vs. Oscar Valdez is official.
Berchelt is the WBC Super-Featherweight Champion. Valdez is in search of his first major world title at super-featherweight. He held the WBO gold as a featherweight.
It had been reported by Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole that Berchelt vs. Valdez will take place on February 20. Top Rank has made it official through a press release. In addition, the co-feature will see Gabriel Flores Jr. and Andrew Cancio do battle.
Here’s what Bob Arum had to say on the announcement of Berchelt vs. Valdez.
“Miguel Berchelt and Oscar Valdez are two proud Mexican warriors who will give boxing fans a memorable fight. Top Rank promoted all three bouts between Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales, and I view Berchelt-Valdez as this generation’s Barrera-Morales.”
Berchelt gave Valdez his due but predicted a knockout victory.
“This fight is the one that I dreamed of since we were both amateur fighters. Valdez is a great fighter, and it will be a great fight. I am preparing with everything to win by knockout and leave no doubt that I am the best super featherweight in the world.”
Valdez promised to have a barn burner with Berchelt on fight night.
“Whenever there are two Mexicans in the ring, it is a guaranteed war, and it will be an honor for me to bring a great war to my fans.”
The event will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET.