Miguel Berchelt beats Takashi Miura to retain WBC world-super-featherweight title

Pierre Vaugeois
Juillet 17, 2017

Miguel Berchelt (31-1, with 28 KOs) will defend his WBC junior lightweight title against Takashi Miura (31-3-2, with 24 KOs).

Berchelt out boxed the left handed Miura for 12 rounds to retain the title by unanimous decision in front a crowd of 5,846 on Saturday night at The Forum.

Berchelt knocked the 33-year-old Miura down in the first round, and the former champ found himself playing catch-up. Miura, the top-ranked challenger, found his rhythm as the fight wore on but he was unable to overturn his early points deficit against the speedy Berchelt. Berchelt knew exactly what he wanted to do in the ring and executed well. Shortly after Miura landed a rabbit punch on Berchelt.

In the ninth round, Berchelt continued to boxing well, picking his spots, landing shots and dominating. Both fighters weighed in at 129.2 pounds. I have proven that I am the best by taking on the two toughest champions in the division with Vargas and Miura. "He was hitting me and he was hurting me sometimes". He was very disciplined.

The 26-year-old from Panama said: "I knew this would be an interesting fight".

Miura, who was disappointed after the bout, acknowledged at that Berchelt did well in victory. "He did not allow me to get my distance".

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