Miguel Berchelt Makes Easy Work of Eleazar Valenzuela In Six
At the TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City, WBC Junior Lightweight champion Miguel Berchelt (38-1, 34 KOs) did what many expected him to do. He absolutely beat up over-matched Eleazar Valenzuela (21-14-4, 16 KOs) en route to a sixth-round TKO stoppage!
However, the win did not record as the champ’s seventh title defense. This was literally a ten round exhibition in the lightweight division.
Berchelt opened matters smoking, throwing punches in bunches. Additionally, the champ lived up to his reputation as a volume puncher with power as he blasted away early and often. Towards the end of the first round, he put Valenzuela down on the seat of his trunks with a left hook to the body and head combination.
Although, the challenger proved himself to be a pretty tough nut to crack. Starting in round two, Valenzuela started to come forward and fight aggressively. However, Berchelt showed his professionalism as he did a nice job of countering with jabs and accurate combinations to the head and body.
The accumulation of the shots started to take its toll. A hard left hook by Berchelt badly shook his opponent with 1:48 to go in the sixth. At that point, referee Cesar Castanon had decided enough was enough and called a halt to the bout.
This was equivalent to a good sparring session for the 28-year-old from Merida, Yucatán, Mexico. He is looking towards a potential bout against former WBO Featherweight champion Oscar Valdez down the road.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.