Oscar Valdez: Miguel Berchelt Is A Way Tougher Fight Than Shakur Stevenson
Oscar Valdez doesn’t understand why Shakur Stevenson thinks he’s ducking him.
Valdez is set to challenge Miguel Berchelt for the WBC Super-Featherweight Title. Valdez vs. Berchelt will take place on February 20. If Valdez can defeat Berchelt, then he will have the distinction of winning a world title in two weight classes.
Stevenson hasn’t held his tongue on potentially fighting the likes of Valdez and Berchelt. When Berchelt vs. Valdez was pushed back due to COVID-19, Stevenson offered to fight Valdez. “Sugar” claimed that Valdez and his team wanted no part of him.
Speaking to BoxingScene.com, Valdez said that Stevenson isn’t a tougher challenge than Berchelt.
“There’s no ducking anybody. The more talking that is going on, the more that I get upset. I say, ‘Man, I just wish that we could get it on. Let’s do this. Let’s fight. Let’s give the fans what they want.’ But it doesn’t work like that. He knows it doesn’t work like this and I know it doesn’t work like this. We’ve got a fight in front of us against Miguel Berchelt, which is a way tougher fight than Shakur Stevenson, like I said. But he’s a tough fighter, for sure. He deserves a shot against any fighter – Jo Jo Diaz, Jamel Herring, Gervonta Davis or the winner of Miguel Berchelt and myself. So, I’ll gladly take it.”
Miguel Berchelt vs. Oscar Valdez will air live LIVE on the major ESPN network and on FIGHT SPORTS in over 30 countries. Check your local listings for availability.