- Miguel Berchelt defends his super featherweight title against Eleazar Valenzuela this Saturday.
- The 28-year old champion is a massive favorite coming into this event.
- Berchelt has 16 wins in a row, while Valenzuela lost two in the last three bouts.
Miguel Berchelt vs. Eleazar Valenzuela Preview
Gimnasio TV Azteca hosts one very interesting event this Saturday, and that is the super featherweight title bout between two Mexican boxers. On one side, we have the reigning champion Miguel Berchelt, who is the undisputed ruler of this category and, according to some, a guy who has the potential to be one of the best ever. Across the ring, we have Eleazar Valenzuela, the challenger with solid experience, but without too much success in his previous career. This is expected to be a routine fight for Berchelt, but we often saw the pressure breaking down the favorite. Yet, his rival doesn’t have such a problem because nobody expects anything from Valenzuela. That worked out well for Rocky in case you forgot.
Miguel Berchelt vs. Eleazar Valenzuela Odds
Miguel Berchelt vs. Eleazar Valenzuela Where and When to Watch
Where: Gimnasio TV Azteca, Mexico City
When: June 27th at 8:00 PM EST
Where to Watch: ESPN USA
Berchelt Rushing Towards Glory
With only one defeat in his career so far, Miguel Berchet is one of the most respected fighters in the boxing community today. He has 16 straight wins up to this point following the loss against Luis Eduardo Florez in 2014.
He knocked out Jason Sosa in November last year, retaining the WBC super featherweight title. It was his sixth title defense, after capturing the belt against Francisco Vargas in late January 2017.
Vargas was, in fact, the opponent in May 2019, in a match that preceded the one against Sosa. That one lasted only 6 rounds. Only Berchelt’s title defense, which went to the distance, was the first one against Takashi Miura.
In general, he is a tremendous finisher, with 33 KOs from 37 wins.
Valenzuela Hoping for a Miracle
The 26-year old has 21 wins, 13 losses and four draws, with 16 wins coming after a KO. Also, he would lose via KO only three times, meaning that he is a tough fighter with solid stamina. During the previous year, he had seven fights, and Valenzuela isn’t sparing himself at all. We have to say that the majority of his opponents aren’t some high-caliber fighters, but that he had several experiences against such guys.
His previous two losses came against Miguel Angel Parra and Jono Carroll, both guys with a very promising resume and record. In general, he would post losses in those cases, and we aren’t going to lose any of your time explaining his strengths and weaknesses.
This is a no-brainer, and betting on Berchelt is nothing special here. He is one of the best boxers in the world, on the pace to become maybe the greatest in his division, and in this match has a mediocre opponent across him. The odds of him winning this event are not high, but there is virtually no risk at all.