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Miguel Berchelt Upsets Francisco Vargas to Win WBC Super Featherweight Title


Miguel "El Alacran" Berchelt (31-1, 28 KOs) of Cancun, Mexico pulled the upset with an 11th round stoppage of former two-time world champion Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas (23-1-2, 17 KOs). The fight featured moments of heavy exchanges, which resulted in the reopening of a former cut above one of Vargas's eyes during the ninth round.

The co-feature bout saw Takashi Miura (31-3-2, 24 KOs) stop Mexico's Miguel "Mikey" Roman (56-12, 43 KOs) in the 12th as the Japanese fighter earned a shot at the WBC title.

Sadam "World Kid" Ali (24-1, 14 KOs) stopped Tijuana, Mexico's Jorge "Pantera" Silva (21-13-2, 17 KOs) for a scheduled 10 round welterweight bout. Ali dropped Silva as the fight was stopped at 2:27.

Vicente Portillo (6-0, 3 KOs) went the distance against tough Russian Mike Melikyan (1-2) in their four-round super light weight bout.

Luis Coria (3-0, 3 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexican made quick work of Gerardo Molina (1-4, 1 KO) in their four-round featherweight bout. Coria attained his knock out at the 2:52 mark during the first round.

Lamont Roach, Jr. (13-0, 5 KOs) also had an early night Alex Valdez (26-9-2, 20 KOs) of Obregon, Mexico.

Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (4-0, 4 KOs) made his usual knock out performance as he finished off Mexico City's Israel Villela (5-4, 2 KOs) within the first two minutes of the first round.

Palmdale, CA's Cesar Diaz (4-0, 4 KOs) took out Joel Cano (1-5) of Sonora, Mexico in a super bantamweight bout that made it to round two of the scheduled four rounds.

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