Oscar Valdez vs Miguel Berchelt: Fight Analysis and Prediction

Published 02/17/2021, 1:00 PM EST


The undefeated Oscar Valdez will return to action against Miguel Berchelt on February 20, with the dream of grabbing the WBC super featherweight title in their headlining clash. The fight will take place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, citing a nail-biting contest between two prime elites.

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Both Valdez and Berchelt have dominated the division for a brief period. Hence, it’s prime time that they collide to determine the better pugilist between them. That said, the upcoming fight will also determine the way ahead for the division.

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But, it will bring a lot in store for both the contenders. Excluding all the hype and the world title, Oscar Valdez will also put his unbeaten record on the line. Meanwhile, Berchelt will try to defend his belt and none of the boxers can afford to lose the upcoming battle. Here’s how the in-ring collision can look like.

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Oscar Valdez vs Miguel Berchelt

Coming off a sensational TKO win against Jayson Velez in July, Valdez will enter the ring with some additional confidence. The 5’5” tall Mexican orthodox has a reach of 66”. He is one of the prime prodigies in Eddy Reynoso’s stable.

Valdez has 22/28 wins via KO and is currently on a two-fight knockout streak. He has intense power in his fists and with his skillful footwork, he can be an extremely treacherous opponent At this stage, Valdez seems invincible as none could have a crack at him. Nevertheless, he still cannot demean Miguel Berchelt.

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Boasting off 37 wins and one loss, Berchelt is an experienced veteran. He has attained 33 KOs in his pro career and is an elite pugilist. Both Valdez and Berchet are on winning streaks at this stage, and it will definitely intensify their upcoming matchup.

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Berchelt will relish a 5.5-inch reach advantage over Valdez. Although stylistically both of them are orthodox, the difference in range can affect the fight’s result. The contest may not go to the distance, as both the boxers are known for their knockout abilities. However, they might not mind dragging each other to the final bell.

Prediction: Oscar Valdez beats Miguel Berchelt via 8 round knockout.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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