This Saturday WBC World Super-Featherweight Champion Miguel Berchelt will go to war with all-action Takashi Miura in what is widely expected to be one of the fights of the year.

Japan’s Miura is known for his all-action, powerful style and won plaudits for his bloody battle with Francisco Vargas in November 2015.

Berchelt who also faced Vargas, stopping him in the 11th round, was a betting underdog and relative unknown and is now keen to cement his status as the number one Super-Featherweight.

“I am ready to defend my title and very excited to fight in a big city like Los Angeles with the support of all my countrymen,” the Mexican told Golden Boy Promotions.

“This by no means will be an easy fight - Miura has gone to war many times in his career and I am expecting nothing less in this fight. I want to prove that winning this belt was no fluke, and defending it against a warrior like Miura is the perfect opportunity to do that.”

Berchelt’s opponent was also excited about the match-up, and even looked ahead, discussing his ambitions to unifying the division if he wins on Saturday.

“I am preparing myself for a tough fight,” explained Miura. “If I am able to get the belt back Saturday, and the opportunity is there, I would want to unify the belts in the Super-Featherweight division.”


Miguel Berchelt and Takashi Miura go to war on July 15th, live on BoxNation, supported by Joe Smith Jr. who faces Cuban Sullivan Barrera, and World Champion Jezreel Corrales against Robinson Castellanos.