WBC Super Featherweight Champion Miguel Berchelt will defend his title against Miguel Roman in a bout that looks to have plenty of fireworks! Both fighters have long sprouted their desire for the match up and El Paso should see a hot one on Sunday.
Miguel Berchelt’ amazing run of form looks to continue in a great match up against his countrymen Miquel Roman. Berchelt’s dominance of his past opponents has seen him finish 19 of his last 21 early. The dominance that Berchelt showed in his last fight over Jonathon Barros in June was nothing short of clinical. The Round 3 TKO stretched his title reign to 6 fights so the 4th ranked Roman has a huge bridge to gap.
With plenty of size and reach advantage, it’s not a surprise to see Berchelt sitting at a $1.10 favourite.
Miguel Roman comes into the fight with 73 fights of experience. 60 of those have been wins, with 47 by knockout which we love. He comes into the fight with the his last 11 wins by KO or TKO.
Where Roman has fallen down has been the ability to match it with the very best in the world so he’ll be incredibly motivated to prove the pundits wrong. Its the 2011 match up where he challenged Barros for a featherweight belt and lost a unanimous decision. Its the bout in 2012, where he suffered a knockout in the fifth round challenging Antonio DeMarco for a lightweight title. He’ll have to produce the fight of his life.
Berchelt is at the height of his power. He’s in the perfect age and experience bracket, his extended reach advantage of 11cm is significant and he’s likely to pick Roman apart from distance. Roman will be looking to get aggressive and close early. Working inside to open Berchelt up, Roman’s best chance is an early knock out. Berchelt though just has too much upside in where he is at, Roman’s time to reach the top looks finished here. One thing is for sure, its almost guaranteed to be finished via KO or TKO.