Oscar Valdez: Friendship With Miguel Berchelt ‘Goes Out The Window’ On Fight Night
Oscar Valdez and Miguel Berchelt are friends but they will turn into rivals on February 20.
Valdez will be challenging Berchelt for the WBC Super-Featherweight Championship. Valdez, who is a former WBO Featherweight Champion, brings with him a perfect pro boxing record of 28-0. Along the way, he has scored 22 knockouts.
Berchelt is riding a 16-fight winning streak. The WBC Super-Featherweight Champion has just one defeat in his pro boxing career. He has a record of 37-1, 1 NC with 33 wins coming by way of knockout.
Javier Cordoso recently got a chance to speak with Valdez. During the interview, Valdez said he won’t look at Berchelt as a friend on fight night (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“Caballero is a great trainer, but this is not a fight between trainers, it is not Caballero going against Reynoso, it is Miguel Berchelt against Oscar Valdez. In this fight here, friendship goes out the window and losing is not an option for me.”
Valdez also said he’s aware of the possibility that both he and Berchelt have the power to end the fight.
“Berchelt says he is going for the knockout, I’m not going to crack, but the knockout could show up for the other side. It will be a tough fight but not impossible… in my corner is my father and Eddy Reynoso. When two Mexicans get into a ring there is always going to be a show. I am in the position to provide a good fight.
“During history, a lot of Mexicans have given great fights like Julio César Chávez, Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Márquez and Ricardo ‘El Finito’ López. I dream of being a WBC champion, I train in parks and wherever I can, sometimes running, but I try to prepare as good as possible.”
Miguel Berchelt vs. Oscar Valdez will air live on the major ESPN network and on FIGHT SPORTS in over 30 countries worldwide.