Berchelt shines in front of his hometown crowd
In a fight that was a mismatch from the time it was announced, WBC super featherweight champion Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt (33-1, 29 KOs) scored a brutal third round TKO over challenger Maxwell Awuku (44-4-1, 30 KOs).
Berchelt retained his title on Saturday at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Hometown favorite Berchelt dropped Awaku twice in round three, then got the stoppage with his follow-up barrage.
“I feel very happy and satisfied,” said Berchelt afterward. “This is a very special night for me. I fulfilled a dream I had as a child…I didn’t feel a punch and from the first knockdown knew I would knock him out.” He added that he wants the big names in the division for his next fight and wants to unify the title.
In the co-feature, super welterweight Jaime Munguia moved to 27-0 with 23 KOs after a third round KO over Jose Carlos Paz (21-7-1, 12 KOs). A hook to the liver finished Paz.
By: Chris Henderson