Miguel Berchelt vs. Oscar Valdez February 20th
A Mexican rivalry is brewing as WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt (38-1, 34 KOs) and 2012 Mexican Olympian former world champion Oscar Valdez (28-0, 22 KOs) will face off in one of the most anticipated all-Mexican showdowns Saturday, February 20 live on ESPN.
“This fight is the one that I dreamed of since we were both amateur fighters,” Berchelt said. “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 said, "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."
“Miguel Berchelt and Oscar Valdez are two proud Mexican warriors who will give boxing fans a memorable fight,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “Top Rank promoted all three bouts between Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales, and I view Berchelt-Valdez as this generation’s Barrera-Morales."
In the co-feature, super featherweights Gabriel Flores Jr. (19-0, 6 KOs) will face former world champion Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (21-5-2, 16 KOs).
"My main goal is to win a world title,” Flores said. “Dominating a former world champion will put me in a great position to challenge for a title soon.”
Cancio said, “I’m very excited to return to battle on February 20 against Gabriel Flores Jr. I’m working hard in the gym, and I know that this fight is the first on my path to becoming a two-time world champion. I would like to thank my fans, who have been so incredibly supportive. I’ve heard you loud and clear and can’t wait to put on another great show for you.”