Newly-crowned WBC World Champion Miguel Berchelt could be in line to make his first defence against Takashi Miura in a mouth-watering battle at Super-Featherweight.
On Saturday night, Berchelt upset the odds by dethroning countryman Francisco Vargas in a bloody war, handing his opponent the first defeat of his professional career via an 11th-round stoppage.
According to his promoter, Fernando Beltran, the Mexican has no issues about facing Miura, his mandatory challenger, after both men were victorious in California.
Speaking to BoxingScene, he said: “We will go by the rules of the WBC, we're very respectful and I think that's the fight people want to see.
“If Miura is ready, he was in a tough fight tonight, also Berchelt was in a tough fight, but I think people deserve Miura v Berchelt. It's a great combination, both guys punch hard!”
Early on, the 25-year-old took control against Vargas and maintained an impressive workrate throughout the bout. In a WBC final eliminator on the undercard, Miura defeated the tough Miguel Roman in an early candidate for Fight of the Year.
“Currently the 130-pound division is stacked with numerous possibilities of fights that are enticing to the public,” added Beltran. “There are a lot of combinations that can be made, [Vasyl] Lomachenko, Miura, [Orlando] Salido, Jason Sosa, there's a lot of fighters in this division.”
After that impressive display against a world-class operator, Berchelt’s promoter believes his fighter can stay at the top and become very popular back home. “We have a new star for Mexico and the world. But I'm telling you, in Mexico he's going to be in the driver's seat.”