Berchelt vs Roman

Miguel Berchelt Miguel Roman

Berchelt Roman

El Paso, Texas

On air @ 2am

3

Nov

The WBC World Super-Featherweight Title

The fighters demanded it, fans wanted it and now BoxNation subscribers will get to see an old-fashioned Mexican shootout when Miguel Berchelt puts his WBC Super-Featherweight Title on the line against Miguel Roman.

Berchelt (34-1, 30 KOs) will be making the fourth defence of his belt against his fellow countryman in El Paso, Texas on Saturday 3rd November.

Pride will be at stake and Berchelt believes it will be his chance to silence Roman who has been calling him out.

"Roman has been talking a lot. I can’t wait to be in the ring with him. I am happy to fight in El Paso, which is the perfect location for a fight like this. 

"I will show all the fans that I am on my way to becoming one of the great Mexican Champions, predicted Berchelt.

"Berchelt is in for a big surprise," said Roman (60-12, 47 KOs).

"He’s never seen a Mexican warrior like me before. The fans are going to be on my side, and I know I will be the new WBC Champion."

Berchelt, 26, became familiar with BoxNation viewers in March 2016 when he stopped Londoner George Jupp in six rounds.

He won the WBC 130lb crown in January 2017 in one of the Fights of the Year, stopping defending Champion Francisco Vargas in the 11th round of a bloody battle.

Six months later, in his first defence, he got off the floor in the opening round and easily outpointed former titlist Takashi Miura.

His next two defences were much easier as both Maxwell Awuku and Jonathan Victor Barros were blown away inside three rounds.

Roman, 32, has been a professional for more than 15 years and campaigned at the highest level from Super-Bantamweight to Lightweight.

In 23 fights over the last six years his only loss came when he was knocked out in 12 rounds by Miura in January 2017.

Since then he has won three fights inside the distance, including a ninth round KO of Vasyl Lomachenko’s conqueror Orlando Salido.

He has also scored knockout victories over former World Champions Daniel Ponce De Leon and Juan Carlos Salgado.

This is his third World Title attempt having lost to Antonio DeMarco in March 2017 in a WBC Lightweight challenge, and losing on points a year earlier to Jonathan Victor Barros when the WBA Featherweight belt was on the line.