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Berchelt speaks on Valdez matchup

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Berchelt speaks on Valdez matchup

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Berchelt speaks on Valdez matchup

WBC Super featherweight world champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt (37-1, 33 KOs) wants all the big names. Whether it’s fellow Mexican action star Oscar Valdez, IBF champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, WBA champion Rene Alvarado, WBO champion and promotional stablemate Jamel Herring, or lightweight standouts Vasiliy Lomachenko and Gervonta Davis, Berchelt is itching to get back to action.

Speaking with Lupe Contreas during this pandemic, Berchelt stated its difficult to train for a fight that you don’t know when is going to take place.

“Well, it’s very difficult. Thankfully, we have the opportunity of having a stationary walker at home,” Berchelt told Contreas. “I tried to run a little bit, and I do a little bit of shadowboxing, abs, push-ups. But it’s basically that. I believe it’s not the same as training in the gym, but we got to remember that we live off of staying in shape, and because of that, we must stay active.

We mentioned in our latest edition of the Big Fight Weekend Podcast the possibility of when we will see boxing again. You can check out our thoughts on that as well as speaking with Showtime Exec Stephen Espinoza below:

Berchelt continued and much like everyone else, is staying idle while getting updates during this pandemic.

“Nobody really knows when this pandemic will be over. But we have spoken to Top Rank President, Todd duBoef, and he has been giving us updates. We hope that this will be over soon. They have been thinking about all the alternatives, and one of them could be having fights without the public. I think that could be a big accomplishment because all fighters are standing by. A lot of us make a living by just boxing.

I also believe that the TV networks are looking for content because they are running low on content right now. We hope for this to end soon so we can make the {Oscar Valdez} fight happen,” Berchelt said.

Berchelt is slated next time in the ring to face Oscar Valdez and stated as well in the interview that Valdez’s style will be one he has to plan against. Berchelt was last seen in action last November stopping Jason Sosa in his last title defense in Carson.

“No, I think they will have to come up with a good strategy. It’s worth noting that Oscar has already suffered an injury on his jaw. If I’m not mistaken, it happened in his fight against Scott Quigg. He broke his jaw. That’s why I believe they are going to try to fight a smart fight. He is also moving up in weight, and I don’t think he should be trading punches with me,” Berchelt mentioned.

Could Berchelt taking on Valdez be one of the fights hinted at without a crowd? We’ll see as time goes on and where all of this shakes out but either way Berchelt is waiting to get back in the ring.

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Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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